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I am making a 32MB usb thumb drive. The USB driver is from SONIX whic
is very cheap and reliable. But NAND flash is eating my product whic
costs around USD 9.0 for 32MB NAND flash from Toshiba.Can anybod
advice some cost effective NAND Flas


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[And you're calling it a "product"].

That seriously begs the question: why?  Do you really believe there's
anything left to be earned with such small sticks, when the things
routinely available in stores right are a good deal larger than that,
and have certainly seen enough competition among each other that
there's unlikely to be much slack left in their prices?

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You are right about the plain vanilla USB memory Sticks
but there is room for special memorysticks where you
copy data over a proprietary interface to the stick
and then you can easily read it from a PC.

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Even with at least a couple of "dual use" USB sticks, e.g. memory
cards that can serve as both an SD or CF card, and as a USB stick,
already on the market?  And even if not: why would that 9 US$ price
tag on the memory chip challenge a proprietary, limited-purpose
production?  If it's proprietary already, what could possibly keep
them from charging 50 or 100 bucks for the thing?

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Because those sticks will be sold in thousands or tens of thousands of
units.

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So what?  The term "proprietary" still means that, pretty much by
definition, there's no competition to worry about.  So, again: what
could possibly keep them from charging whatever they want for those
things?

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Company A, has an interface and ask company B for a quote for 10,000 units.
If it is too expensive, Company A will ask company C...

Company D will choose between Company A and Company E which
both delivers similar products.

If you can sell at high price, low cost will increase you profit margin.

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