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Flash Memory: Technologies and Global Markets

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NEW YORK, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Flash Memory: Technologies and Global Markets

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Use this report to:

- Examine the total available market for flash memory according to various application areas and identify how flash memory can be customized for each area.
- Receive an analysis of patents filed in this market.
- Focus on the summary of key players in different segments along with market share information.

Highlights

- The global market for flash memory was valued at $28.4 billion in 2012 and $30.1 billion in 2013. This market is expected to grow to $43.9 billion by 2018, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.8% for the five-year period, 2013 to 2018.
- The market in Asia is expected to grow from nearly $15.1 billion in 2013 to $22.4 billion in 2018 at a CAGR of 8.3% from 2013 to 2018.
- The North American market is the next largest market, and is expected to increase from $6.3 billion in 2013 to about $8.8 billion in 2018, a CAGR of 6.8% from 2013 to 2018.

INTRODUCTION

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The storage industry has been dominated by traditional spinning disk technology based on magnetic storage. With the advances in semiconductor technology and falling prices of flash memory, the industry is fast moving toward replacing the hard disk by solid-state memory based on flash. No moving parts, low power, less weight and so forth are some of the features that make flash memory extremely attractive for a wide range of applications. Since flash memory is based on traditional complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology, all the advantages offered by semiconductor technology are transferred seamlessly to flash memory and it is easier to scale with new semiconductor technology.

This report investigates different technologies used in solid-state flash memory. It compares and contrasts flash memory with current hard-disk-based storage technology. The report examines the total available market for flash memory according to various application areas and discusses how flash memories are customized for each. A
complete analysis of servers and the storage market is also included, taking into account where the flash memory is expected to lead to major change.
The report also focuses on a summary of key players in different segments along with market share information. A forecast of the total market in each category by dollar,
downloads and geography over the next five years is provided. The report also includes an analysis of patents filed in this market by various companies.

RESEARCH BACKGROUND
A research study aimed at analyzing this market is useful to anyone connected to this field. It provides students, executives and those interested in technology with insight
into the underlying technology, market forces and trends that will help them understand the market dynamics.

REPORT SCOPE AND ORGANIZATION
This report examines flash memory according to market segment: enterprise/personal computer, mobile and peripherals. For each segment, we have estimated the total
market, the number of applications and average revenue per application.

The following is provided for each segment:
- Definition of technical details.
- Overall market description.
- Comparison with other segments.
- Growth forecast and market trends.
- Business models.
- Key players and market share.
The goal of the report is to provide readers with the following:
- Understanding of the underlying flash memory technology.
- Knowledge of how these markets differ and shape the technology.
- Knowledge of business models used in different market segments.
- Understanding of the market potential for each segment and projections for the next 5 years.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This report will be useful to a broad reader base. More specifically, the following should benefit:
- Embedded software and hardware industry insiders, including executives, managers, marketing professionals and salespeople, who are looking to enhance their business
knowledge by understanding more about the multimedia chipsets market.
- Product marketing and management professionals from the embedded, enterprise and consumer market ecosystem who want to understand the intricacies of the
market and position their products accordingly.
- Business and venture executives in the technology industry looking to invest in flash memory technology companies.
- Finance and investment professionals looking to make investment decisions for flash memory companies.

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Market data and information for this report were obtained through numerous channels. Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this study. For example, industry association data was obtained, along with publicly available information from various companies. These include Securities and Exchange
Commission filings by public companies, presentations from various conferences, and articles and reports published by company insiders. Sales data for various device manufacturers were used to determine the total number of devices sold. That data were then compared with the data available from various software companies that make software for mobile platforms. Interviews were conducted with company executives and other industry experts to obtain market insight. The companies selected for this purpose fell into several categories, including hardware suppliers, device manufacturers and engineering services companies.

Other sources used include exhaustive Internet searches, blogs and articles written by industry journalists. Editors and executives provided individual perspectives about the
market. Industry journals and publications, white papers and technical notes were also reviewed. The projections for future market growth were based on several factors. BCC Research developed a mathematical model to forecast growth based on the following:

- Annual revenue of the flash memory and storage devices for the past five years: These data were used to determine trends and the correlation between applications
and platform.
- External factors: Economy and growth projections from key institutions such as the International Monetary Fund were considered.
- Geographical trends impacting the technology, such as the rise of Asia as a major consumer base.
- New innovations and threats facing the existing technology.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 2
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 2
RESEARCH BACKGROUND 2
REPORT SCOPE AND ORGANIZATION 2
TARGET AUDIENCE 3
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS 4
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS 4
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE 4
DISCLAIMER 5

CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY 7
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR FLASH MEMORY BY REGION, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 7
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FOR FLASH MEMORY BY REGION, 2012-2018
($ MILLIONS) 7
CHAPTER 3 STORAGE TECHNOLOGY AND DEVICES 11
STORAGE BASICS 11
FIGURE 1 TYPICAL BUILDING BLOCKS OF A COMPUTER 11
TYPES OF PRIMARY STORAGE 12
RAM 12
Recent Developments 13
ROM 13
SECONDARY STORAGE 14
Forms of Auxiliary Memory 15
HDD 15
TERTIARY STORAGE 16
OFFLINE STORAGE 16
TERMINOLOGY OF STORAGE 16
Volatility - Nonvolatile vs. Volatile 17
Dynamic and Static-dynamic RAM 17
Mutability - Read/write Storage vs. Read-only Storage 17
Slow-write, Fast-read Storage 17
Accessibility - Random vs. Sequential Access 17
Capacity - Raw Capacity vs. Density 17
Performance - Latency, Throughput and Granularity 18
TYPES OF STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES AND DEVICES 18
Semiconductor 18
Magnetic Storage Media 18
Optical 19
Paper Data-storage Media 19
Other Types 19
OFFLINE STORAGE DEVICES 20
Floppy Drive 20
USB Flash Drive 20
CD Drive 21
DVD Drive 21
Blu-ray Drive 21
Secure Digital (SD) card 22
Hard-Disk Drive 22
Desktop HDDs 23
Mobile HDDs 23
Enterprise HDDs 23
Embedded HDDs 23

CHAPTER 4 FLASH MEMORY MARKET 26
FLASH MEMORY TECHNOLOGY BASICS 26
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION 26
NOR Flash 27
NAND Flash 27
Vertical NAND 27
Distinction Between NOR and NAND Flash 28
TABLE 1 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN NOR AND NAND TECHNOLOGY 28
APPLICATIONS OF FLASH MEMORY 29
Flash Memory Usage in Serial Flash 29
Flash Memory as a Replacement for Hard Drives 30
Flash Memory as RAM 30
Archival or Long-term Storage 30
MULTILEVEL CELL FLASH 30
FLASH MARKET 31
TABLE 2 FLASH MARKET WORLDWIDE, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 32
TABLE 3 FLASH MARKET WORLDWIDE SEGMENTED BY TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 32
TABLE 4 NAND FLASH MEMORY MARKET WORLDWIDE, THROUGH 2018 ($
MILLIONS) 33
TABLE 5 NOR FLASH MEMORY MARKET WORLDWIDE, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 33
TABLE 6 NAND AND NOR MARKET COMPARED AS A PERCENTAGE OF OVERALL
MARKET, 2012-2018 (%) 33
TABLE 7 FLASH MARKET BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 34
TABLE 8 TOP MARKET SEGMENTS BY INDUSTRY, 2013 AND 2018 (%) 34
TABLE 9 FLASH MEMORY MARKET BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($
MILLIONS) 35
TABLE 10 MAXIMUM SIZE OF EXTERNAL FLASH-BASED STORAGE DEVICES 35
TOP VENDORS IN FLASH MEMORY 35
TABLE 11 MARKET SHARE OF TOP VENDORS IN FLASH MEMORY, 2013 (% AND $
MILLIONS) 35
TABLE 12 MARKET SHARE OF NAND FLASH VENDORS, 2013 (% AND $ MILLIONS) 36
TABLE 13 MARKET SHARE OF NOR FLASH VENDORS, 2013 (% AND $ MILLIONS) 36
SELECTED COMPANY PROFILES 37
EON SILICON SOLUTIONS 37
Recent Developments 37
HYNIX 38
Recent Developments 38
INTEL 39
Recent Developments 39
MACRONIX INTERNATIONAL 39
Recent Developments 40
MICROCHIP 41
Recent Developments 42
MICRON TECHNOLOGY 43
Recent Developments 43
SAMSUNG 44
Recent Developments 45
SPANSION 46
Related Products 46
Recent Developments 46
TOSHIBA 47
Recent Developments 48
WINBOND 48
Recent Developments 49

CHAPTER 5 FLASH IN ENTERPRISE MARKET 51
FLASH AS A STORAGE DEVICE 51
FLASH-BASED SSDS 51
ENTERPRISE FLASH DRIVES 52
ARCHITECTURE AND FUNCTION 52
CONTROLLER 52
TABLE 14 COMPARISON OF FLASH CELL TECHNOLOGIES IN SSD 53
DRAM-BASED SSD 53
Host Interface 54
HARD-DISK DRIVES (HDDS) IN ENTERPRISES 54
SDD AND HDD MARKET 55
TABLE 15 HARD-DISK DRIVE (HDD) MARKET, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 55
TABLE 16 HDD MARKET BY VOLUME, 2012-2018 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 55
TABLE 17 SSD MARKET, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 56
TABLE 18 SSD MARKET SHIPMENTS, THROUGH 2018 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 56
TABLE 19 SSD MARKET PENETRATION AS A PERCENTAGE OF STORAGE DEVICES,
2012-2018 (%) 56
HDD AND SDD COMPARED 57
TABLE 20 COMPARISON OF FLASH AND HARD-DISK STORAGE TECHNOLOGY 58
FLASH CARD AS AN SSD 61
SSD APPLICATIONS 62
HARD DRIVES CACHING 62
TOP ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS FOR FLASH 62
STORAGE TECHNOLOGY IN ENTERPRISE 63
STORAGE AREA NETWORKS 63
Storage Interface Types 63
TABLE 21 SSD MARKET IN STORAGE BY INTERFACE TYPE, 2013 (%) 64
Network-Attached Storage (NAS) 64
NAS vs. Device-attached Storage (DAS) 65
NAS vs. SAN 65
SAN-NAS Hybrid Storage 66
FLASH MARKET IN ENTERPRISE/PC MARKET 66
TABLE 22 TOTAL FLASH MARKET IN ENTERPRISE/PC MARKET, THROUGH 2018 ($
MILLIONS) 66
TABLE 23 TOTAL SDD MARKET BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($
MILLIONS) 67
MARKET PLAYERS: SDD AND HDD MARKET 67
TABLE 24 MARKET SHARES OF TOP HARD DISK MANUFACTURERS, 2013 (%) 67
TABLE 25 MARKET SHARES OF TOP SSD COMPANIES, 2013 (%) 68
TABLE 26 LIST OF KEY HARD DISK, FLASH MEMORY AND SSD MANUFACTURERS 68
SELECTED COMPANY PROFILES 69
Dell 69
Recent Developments 70
EMC 71
TABLE 27 RANGE OF PRODUCTS OFFERED 71
Recent Developments 72
Fusion-io 73
Recent Developments 74
Hitachi Global Storage 74
Products and Services 75
Recent Developments 75
HP 76
Products 77
Recent Developments 78
LSI 78
Recent Developments 79
Nimbus Data 80
Recent Developments 81
Pure Storage 82
Recent Developments 82
Sandisk 83
Recent Developments 84
Seagate 85
Recent Developments 85
Solidfire Inc. 86
Recent Developments 86
Texas Memory Systems (IBM) 87
Recent Developments 87
Toshiba Storage Products 88
Recent Developments 89
Violin Memory 90
Recent Developments 90
Western Digital 91
Recent Developments 92
Whiptail (Cisco) 92
Recent Developments 93

CHAPTER 6 FLASH IN THE MOBILE MARKET 95
FLASH MEMORY IN THE MOBILE MARKET 95
TABLE 28 COMPARISON OF FLASH IN MOBILE AND ENTERPRISE MARKET 95
TABLE 29 TYPICAL AMOUNT OF FLASH IN MOBILE DEVICES, 2013 (GB) 96
POPULAR MOBILE DEVICES 96
Smartphones 96
Feature Phones 97
TABLE 30 FLASH MEMORY-FEATURE PHONES VS. SMARTPHONES (%) 97
Tablets 97
Digital Cameras 98
FLASH MEMORY IN MOBILE MARKET 98
TABLE 31 FLASH IN MOBILE MARKET, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 98
TABLE 32 NAND VS. NOR IN MOBILE MARKET, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 98
TABLE 33 FLASH MEMORY IN MOBILE MARKET BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 99
SELECTED COMPANY PROFILES 99
Acer 99
Recent Developments 100
Apple 101
TABLE 34 APPLE REVENUE BY DECADE, 1977 TO PRESENT ($ MILLIONS) 103
Recent Developments 104
ASUS 104
Recent Developments 105
BlackBerry (formerly Research in Motion) 106
Recent Developments 108
Google 109
Products and Services 109
Advertising 109
Productivity Tools 110
Recent Developments 111
HTC 112
Recent Developments 112
Huwaei 113
Recent Developments 114
LG 115
Recent Developments 116
Motorola (Google) 116
Popular Mobile Products 117
Recent Developments 118
Microsoft 119
Product Divisions 119
Recent Developments 120
Samsung 121
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Profile 122
Samsung Smartphone Sales 122
Recent Developments 123
Sony 124
Recent Developments 125
ZTE 126
Recent Developments 126

CHAPTER 7 FLASH IN PERIPHERALS 129
USB 129
SD 130
SDSC 130
SDHC 130
SDXC 131
CF 131
FLASH MEMORY MARKET IN PERIPHERALS 131
TABLE 35 FLASH MEMORY MARKET FOR PERIPHERALS, THROUGH 2018 ($
MILLIONS) 132
TABLE 36 FLASH MEMORY MARKET SEGMENTED BY PERIPHERAL TYPE, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 132
TABLE 37 FLASH MARKET BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION FOR PERIPHERALS, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 132
SELECTED COMPANY PROFILES 133
A-DATA 133
Recent Developments 133
Corsair 134
Recent Developments 134
Kingston Technology 135
Recent Developments 136
Lexar (Micron) 136
Recent Developments 137
PNY 138
Recent Developments 138
Samsung 139
Recent Developments 140
SanDisk 140
Recent Developments 141
Silicon Power 142
Recent Developments 142
Transcend 143
Recent Developments 143
Verbatim Corp. 144
Recent Developments 145

CHAPTER 8 PATENT ANALYSIS 147
PATENTS RELATED TO FLASH MEMORY 147
TABLE 38 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED FOR FLASH MEMORY, 1976-2013 (NUMBER OF
PATENTS) 148
TABLE 39 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED FOR FLASH MEMORY IN MOBILE AND
ENTERPRISE SEGMENTS, 1976-2013 (NUMBER OF PATENTS) 148
TABLE 40 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED TO SELECTED COMPANIES FOR FLASH MEMORY
TECHNOLOGY, 1976-2013 (NUMBER OF PATENTS) 149
TABLE 41 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED TO SELECTED COUNTRIES FOR FLASH MEMORY
TECHNOLOGY, 1976-2013 (NUMBER OF PATENTS) 149

LIST OF TABLES

SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR FLASH MEMORY BY REGION, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 7
TABLE 1 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN NOR AND NAND TECHNOLOGY 28
TABLE 2 FLASH MARKET WORLDWIDE, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 32
TABLE 3 FLASH MARKET WORLDWIDE SEGMENTED BY TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 32
TABLE 4 NAND FLASH MEMORY MARKET WORLDWIDE, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 33
TABLE 5 NOR FLASH MEMORY MARKET WORLDWIDE, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 33
TABLE 6 NAND AND NOR MARKET COMPARED AS A PERCENTAGE OF OVERALL
MARKET, 2012-2018 (%) 33
TABLE 7 FLASH MARKET BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 34
TABLE 8 TOP MARKET SEGMENTS BY INDUSTRY, 2013 AND 2018 (%) 34
TABLE 9 FLASH MEMORY MARKET BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($
MILLIONS) 35
TABLE 10 MAXIMUM SIZE OF EXTERNAL FLASH-BASED STORAGE DEVICES 35
TABLE 11 MARKET SHARE OF TOP VENDORS IN FLASH MEMORY, 2013 (% AND $
MILLIONS) 35
TABLE 12 MARKET SHARE OF NAND FLASH VENDORS, 2013 (% AND $ MILLIONS) 36
TABLE 13 MARKET SHARE OF NOR FLASH VENDORS, 2013 (% AND $ MILLIONS) 36
TABLE 14 COMPARISON OF FLASH CELL TECHNOLOGIES IN SSD 53
TABLE 15 HARD-DISK DRIVE (HDD) MARKET, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 55
TABLE 16 HDD MARKET BY VOLUME, 2012-2018 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 55
TABLE 17 SSD MARKET, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 56
TABLE 18 SSD MARKET SHIPMENTS, THROUGH 2018 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 56
TABLE 19 SSD MARKET PENETRATION AS A PERCENTAGE OF STORAGE DEVICES,
2012-2018 (%) 56
TABLE 20 COMPARISON OF FLASH AND HARD-DISK STORAGE TECHNOLOGY 58
TABLE 21 SSD MARKET IN STORAGE BY INTERFACE TYPE, 2013 (%) 64
TABLE 22 TOTAL FLASH MARKET IN ENTERPRISE/PC MARKET, THROUGH 2018 ($
MILLIONS) 66
TABLE 23 TOTAL SDD MARKET BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($
MILLIONS) 67
TABLE 24 MARKET SHARES OF TOP HARD DISK MANUFACTURERS, 2013 (%) 67
TABLE 25 MARKET SHARES OF TOP SSD COMPANIES, 2013 (%) 68
TABLE 26 LIST OF KEY HARD DISK, FLASH MEMORY AND SSD MANUFACTURERS 68
TABLE 27 RANGE OF PRODUCTS OFFERED 71
TABLE 28 COMPARISON OF FLASH IN MOBILE AND ENTERPRISE MARKET 95
TABLE 29 TYPICAL AMOUNT OF FLASH IN MOBILE DEVICES, 2013 (GB) 96
TABLE 30 FLASH MEMORY-FEATURE PHONES VS. SMARTPHONES (%) 97
TABLE 31 FLASH IN MOBILE MARKET, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 98
TABLE 32 NAND VS. NOR IN MOBILE MARKET, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 98
TABLE 33 FLASH MEMORY IN MOBILE MARKET BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 99
TABLE 34 APPLE REVENUE BY DECADE, 1977 TO PRESENT ($ MILLIONS) 103
TABLE 35 FLASH MEMORY MARKET FOR PERIPHERALS, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 132
TABLE 36 FLASH MEMORY MARKET SEGMENTED BY PERIPHERAL TYPE, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 132
TABLE 37 FLASH MARKET BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION FOR PERIPHERALS, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 132
TABLE 38 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED FOR FLASH MEMORY, 1976-2013 (NUMBER OF
PATENTS) 148
TABLE 39 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED FOR FLASH MEMORY IN MOBILE AND
ENTERPRISE SEGMENTS, 1976-2013 (NUMBER OF PATENTS) 148
TABLE 40 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED TO SELECTED COMPANIES FOR FLASH MEMORY
TECHNOLOGY, 1976-2013 (NUMBER OF PATENTS) 149
TABLE 41 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED TO SELECTED COUNTRIES FOR FLASH MEMORY
TECHNOLOGY, 1976-2013 (NUMBER OF PATENTS) 149

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