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.