Tuesday, November 19, 2013

embedded Flash MCU Market generates highest share - Internet of Things

embedded Flash MCU Market  generates highest share - Internet of Things
emFlash continues high acceptance in automotive, consumer/medical, and industrial markets

 MONTEREY, CA, November 19, 2013– Web-Feet Research, Inc. has released its annual report on emFlash Memory Markets: 2011-2018, (EFS400FA-2013).  Embedded memory technologies have become the main enabler for Internet of Things (IoT) systems requiring high performance, lowest power consumption, very small physical real estate, as well as mobility.  Specifically, embedded Flash (emFlash) and embedded nonvolatile memories (emNVM) command the highest volume in IoT  applications such as automotive, touch controllers, Smart grids and connected M2M compared to serial EEPROM and serial Flash componentsemFlash is used in diverse markets and is currently integrated in a wide range of semiconductor components, both microcontrollers (4 bit, 8 bit, 16 bit, 32 bit) and DSP.  Only a small but growing portion, of the programmable logic (gate arrays, standard cells and field programmable logic including some SoC) is currently equipped with emFlash.

The emFlash Memory forecast is broken out into 40+ end-use applications, which shows the computer market will rebound with the fastest growth through the forecast period (to 2018) followed by the consumer, communications, transportation and industrial markets.  The consumer market will generate the most emFlash revenue (the dollar amount of Flash embedded in the MCU die) over $2.88 billion by 2018.  Web-Feet forecast the revenue and MB size of the emFlash in these 40+ end-use applications within microcontrollers, DSPs and logic.  This data is also broken out by geographical region and by wafer demand. In addition, over sixty three companies were profiled in terms of their involvement in the emFlash/emNVM market. The emerging NVM technologies like RRAM/CBRAM, eCT and ST-MRAM are discussed in terms of their development for commercial use in emNVM.

This report, EFS400FA-2013 (159 pages), is indispensible for any company involved with emFlash and embedded NVM. It is available through Web-Feet Research in electronic and hard copy. During this month and next, Web-Feet is dropping the price from $6,500 to $4,995 for only reports bought in 2013. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Web-Feet Research Forecasts IoT, Google Glass in Twelfth Annual Flash Memory Applications and Markets Report

How will Internet of Things (IoT), Google Glasses and NVMe SSDs impact Flash consumption in 2015 or sooner?
MONTEREY, CA., August 5, 2013 – Web-Feet Research, Inc. provides a highly detailed market segmentation in its twelfth annual report on Flash Memory Applications and Markets, (CS100FA-2013). This extensive update provides an integrated memory/storage end-use market segmentation in the consumer, mobile and computing markets and forecasts the NAND and NOR usage in over 170 end-use applications.  Some of the new applications forecast the rise of wearable computing as found in the adoption of the Google Glasses and the iWatch or Smart Watch that are already in prototype phase. As the NAND technology evolved so did its markets. Beginning with basic media file storage in consumer applications the NAND grew in usage. Once cell phones became popular, mobile storage needed more sophisticated Flash in performing execute-in-place and more reliable storage. Now, computing requires the utmost performance from the NAND, while SSDs and caching gain acceptance as they provide more reliability and performance.  NOR should see a mild rebound with Phase Change Memory in wireless and Serial NOR initiating the connection for the Internet of Things in over 17 billion Intelligent Connected devices in 2018.

In the Flash Memory Applications and Markets forecast, Web-Feet Research provides a density breakout by revenue, units, and Mbits for SLC NAND, 2-bits per cell NAND, 3-bits/cell and enterprise2-bits/cell NAND, Combo (MCP) NAND; NOR, MLC NOR, serial NOR, and Combo NOR and serial Combo NOR; and Phase Change Memory.  The forecast period includes 2011 and 2012 historical and 2013-2018 projections.  A special section breaks out the serial NOR by over 30 applications including the major cellular use of dual and quad IO serial NOR components.  In addition, the compute market examines the use of Flash cache, Hybrid Hard Drives (embedded Flash) and SSDs for the client, commercial, and enterprise end-use markets.  The GB consumption is also forecast by memory/storage end-use market and shows when computing becomes the Flash consumption market share leader.  Finally, the 2012 Flash Market Shares by Vendor is included showing how the players have shifted ranks based on acquisitions and improved pricing to reach $27.7 billion in total Flash and $24.1 billion in NAND. 

The Flash Memory Applications and Markets: 2011-2018 report, CS100FA-2013, (313 pages) is available for purchase from Web-Feet Research in electronic and hard copy at a list price of $6.5K. 

Web-Feet Research releases its 11th annual Solid State Drives (SSD) Markets and Applications Forecast 2013

How is SSD technology continuing to transform the Client, Enterprise and the Commercial/Industrial segments ?  What are the latest transitions of form factors, interface, and performance for SSDs?  How are Hard Disk Drives being impacted by  SSD adoption in the various segments; changing storage architectures?  What will the landscape for the SSD market relative to the Hard Disk Drive market be in 5 years?   Find out in this comprehensive report which includes quarterly shipment and revenue data with forecast trends to 2018.

 MONTEREY, CA., July 29, 2013 – Web-Feet Research, Inc. has analyzed the SSD market from its infancy tracking this altering technology for the storage industry.  This 11th annual report on Solid State Drives (SSD) Markets and Applications, (MS300SSD1-2013), Web-Feet Research (WFR) takes a detailed and comprehensive view in analyzing the SSD technology, markets and applications SSDs will be used in.  In this report the Storage hierarchy of  SSDs in  client, enterprise, and commercial/industrial applications are examined.  The foundation of memory and storage and how it relates to magnetic and solid state storage is also examined.

Although there is an abundant amount of coverage on SSDs in blogs and other media.  WFR differentiates its study by providing detailed analysis of the client, commercial  and enterprise end use markets for SSDs and incorporates the analysis of Hard Disk Drive storage for the same competing end use markets.  

Detailed forecasts for both SSD and Hard Disk Drive storage for these end use markets are provided. Included are the technical and  implementation challenges facing SSDs with respect to: capacity, reliability, density, operating temperature, and mechanical ruggedness as they relate to  flash component performance, cost and integration. 

Flash cache for client and enterprise applications  is analyzed with forecasts for client side computing.  Quarterly shipment and revenue data is provide by form factor with four years of historical data.   Beyond the SSD drive subsystem, additional parameters for the storage hierarchy are also examined:

·         Options and locations within the enterprise architecture to accelerate performance.
§  PCIe SSDs vs SAS/SATA SSDs and Storage Appliances
·         SSD and HDD Total Cost of Ownership  Analysis     
§  Performance Requirements           
§  Power Consumption         
§  Energy Cost          
§  Acquisition Cost   
§  System Reliability
·         Total Cost of Ownership for Enterprise Storage          
§  Direct Cost / Indirect Cost
·         Where Total Cost of Ownership is Evaluated in Enterprise Applications        
§  Enterprise Usage models

The report, MS300SSD1-2013 is available through Web-Feet Research in electronic and hard copy. 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Solid State Drives (SSD) in the Commercial / Embedded Markets and Applications

MONTEREY, CA., April 26, 2013 - WebFeet Research, Inc. has released its latest SSD report (SS375ESSD-2013) on the Commercial / Embedded segment.  This segment is slow to  changes with highly specialized designs that will be employed for long periods as compared to the Client and Enterprise segments.  SSDs in the Commercial / Embedded segment will  have smaller volumes and a slower growth rate as compared to the Client and Enterprise segments, however new opportunities are now being created from emerging applications and existing applications are beginning to transform this market segment making SSDs an appealing storage option.  
WebFeet Research has done an in-depth analysis on the market opportunity in the Commercial / Embedded Segment.  This analysis covers six major application areas consisting of:
1.      Networking and Telecommunications
2.      Consumer Electronics
3.      Automotive
4.      Industrial
5.      Medical
6.      Avionics / Aerospace and Military
Each of these areas identifies the major applications that utilizes solid state storage ranging up to thirteen different applications.  Solid state storage includes removable cards, embedded Flash, USB drives and SSDs.
This analysis is further refined by identifying the SSD opportunity within solid state storage opportunity in units,  form factor, average capacity, unit price and revenue for each of these applications.  Each of these  application segments are further refined by identifying the opportunity into three major geographical regions:  Americas, EMEA, and AsiaPac.   
The analysis is provided in a comprehensive excel book with linked references for additional details for the forecast period 2011 to 2017

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

WebFeet Research finds 2012 Flash Memory Components Market Revenues Slightly Less

Monterey, CA - April 17, 2013 – After conducting its annual tabulation of each Flash memory vendor’s quarterly shipments, WebFeet Research, a thirteen  year old memory and storage market research company, has found the 2012 Flash memory market to be $27.7 billion, an decrease of -3.3% from 2011.  A slight increase in 2012 revenues came from the NAND Flash market, while the NOR market contracted dramatically from 2011. Samsung was once again the 2012 revenue market leader for all NV Memories and NAND, Micron remained the NOR market leader, and Winbond took over as the serial NOR leader for this small NOR centric market.

WebFeet Research utilizes its Flash Memory Reporting Association to consolidate the reported shipments from the seventeen Flash manufacturers.  Both the Toshiba and SanDisk shipments are calculated separately from each other and do not include any portion of the other’s component revenues.  In this consolidation, the Flash memory component shipments are segmented by NOR, serial NOR, MLC NOR, Combo NOR, and by NAND, MLC NAND, 3-bit/cell NAND, and Combo NAND for all capacities: 512Kbit-128Gbits for standalone components and 8Mbit – 64Gbit for the Combo (Flash + xRAM) or MCP devices. 
The 2012 Non Volatile Memory Market Shares by Vendor report, CS700MS-2013, includes market shares by vendor for total Non Volatile Memory, NAND Flash, NOR Flash, serial NOR Flash, total EEPROM, serial EEPROM, parallel EEPROM, OTP ROM (EPROM and Mask ROM), and NVRAM (BBSRAM, NVSRAM, RTC, MRAM, FeRAM, PCM, RRAM and Others).  Annual revenue forecasts are provided from 2011-2018 for the EEPROM, OTP ROM, and NVRAM markets. In addition, the NVSRAM market shares are broken out by vendor for Real Time Clocks (RTC) and NVSRAM from 2007-2012.  This report, CS700MS-2013, is available for $2.5K and for providers of the market share data they can obtain the report with a $500 discount.  WebFeet Research also has forecast the serial EEPROM and the NVSRAM (BBSRAM/nvSRAM, RTC) from 2010-2018 by density for revenue, units, and ASPs, and for the serial EEPROM by interface type.  Each of these additional forecasts are priced at $500 and come in excel format.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Embedded Flash Drive, eMMC and emNAND Storage Applications Market Forecast Impressive Growth

MONTEREY, CA., March 20, 2013 - WebFeet Research, Inc. has released its annual 
report on the Embedded Flash Drives, eMMC and emNAND: 2010-2017 (SS450EFD-2013). 
This is the enhanced edition covering this emerging segment within the semiconductor NAND 
storage market. Embedded Flash Drives (EFD) provide internal storage functions in mobile, 
consumer and some compute applications.

These EFDs are the non-removable Flash storage positioned between Flash cards, found in many of these same applications as SSDs. As the EFD evolves they take on many controller features found in the low end SSDs. 

This EFD report provides an in-depth analysis of the market and applications for internal Flash 
storage sub-systems, including the raw NAND or emNAND (embedded NAND components), the EFDs along with their use characteristics of the Flash component technologies and eMMC. 
emNAND is found in over thirty end applications, which includes nineteen applications that use 

The EFD market revenue growth is expected to reach $15.2B in 2017, which is impressive. In
support of these numbers, EFD unit and revenue growth will be driven heavily by mobile Smart and Feature handsets, Tablets, Portable Media Players, Digital Camcorders, GPS, Digital Radio and others along with the adoption of Flash cache in notebook and desktop PCs. NAND Flash technology: SLC, MLC, and 3-bit per cell will each be used for the design-in for these different applications based on the NAND use characteristics matched to each applications’ usage needs.

All the known EFDs, eMMC, iNAND, LBA NAND to name a few, are profiled in the full report, SS450EFD-2013, 134 pages. In addition, the report is segmented into the definition, development, and market applications of EFD Storage. The next sections focus on the market forecasts by application for EFDs and their respective NAND components, the EFD profiles and a summary of EFDs by storage capacity for revenue, units, ASPs, and MBs. Finally, eMMC, the main subset of EFD, will be forecast by its NAND revenue and units by nineteen applications and by vendor market share.

This report, SS450EFD-2013 is indispensible for any company involved with the Flash 
storage market. It is available through WebFeet Research in electronic and hard copy. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Web-Feet Research releases its Quarterly Solid State Drives (SSD) Markets and Applications Forecast for the Commercial Segment.

Web-Feet Research releases its Quarterly Solid State Drives (SSD) Markets and Applications Forecast for the Commercial Segment.

What are some of the requirements of SSDs in the Commercial Segment and how is SSD adoption in this segment progressing? Find out in this comprehensive report, which also includes total quarterly shipment and revenue data for 2012 along with the analysis of industry growth. Also included are forecast trends to 2017.

MONTEREY, CA., March 18, 2013 – WebFeet Research, Inc. has released its quarterly report on Solid State Drives (SSD) Markets and Applications, (MS300SSD4-2012), with a focus of SSD opportunity in the Commercial Segment. This report covers the commercial platforms of SSDs for industrial/embedded, medical, aerospace/avionics and military applications. The following is a list of topics covered in this quarterly report.
  • Executive Summary
  • SSDs in Commercial Applications
    • Industrial / Embedded Applications
    • Medical Applications
    • Aerospace / Avionics Applications
    • Military Applications
  • SSD Form Factors in the Commercial Space
  • Commercial Platform Market Forecasts
    • Total Commercial Platform Market Opportunity
    • Forecast by Average Capacity and Capacity Range
    • Forecast of Units and Revenue by Form Factors (Modules, 1.8”, 2.5”, 3.5”)
  • Summary of Market Forecast for all Segments (Client, Enterprise, Commercial, Consumer)
  • SSD Shipment Forecast by Interface
  • SSD Pricing forecast (SLC, MLC, eMLC)
  • Quarterly SSD Shipments and Revenue by Form Factor
  • SSD Suppliers
  • List of 32 Figures
  • List of 19 Tables