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.