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.