Micron Technology built a 2 billion dollar plant a mile from my house in UT counting on SSDs taking off (among other ventures)
The plant was "mothballed" for a few years because they judged it wrong because of some of the problems in this article. They have now teamed with Intel and have the plant up and running (IM Flash tech - a Micron/Intel) joint venture.
They bet billions on flash media getting WAY bigger than it did. The market is pretty strange. I still think there is a lot of potential in flash if they can get it right.
Good article, thanks.