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Forward Insights provides independent, insightful market and technical research, consulting and information services focusing on semiconductor memories and solid state storage. The company offers unparalleled depth and understanding of the strategic, market and technical complexities of the semiconductor memory landscape. Forward Insights offers a unique and comprehensive strategic, financial, market and technical perspective on the semiconductor memory industry. The professional services offered include: Strategy Consulting Financial and Investment Due Diligence Financial & Cost Analysis Market Forecasts Technology Analysis Competitive Analysis Patent and Intellectural Property Analysis Surveys Training Custom Projects
Forward Insights provides independent, insightful market and technical research, consulting and information services focusing on semiconductor memories and solid state storage. The company offers unparalleled depth and understanding of the strategic, market and technical complexities of the semiconductor memory landscape.

Forward Insights offers a unique and comprehensive strategic, financial, market and technical perspective on the semiconductor memory industry.

The professional services offered include:
  • Strategy Consulting
  • Financial and Investment Due Diligence
  • Financial & Cost Analysis
  • Market Forecasts
  • Technology Analysis
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Patent and Intellectural Property Analysis
  • Surveys
  • Training
  • Custom Projects
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35 Reports from Forward Insights

   
  • SSD Supplier Status Q4/15

    ...and by supplier. Strategic investments in 3D NAND is driving increased capital intensity this year and next. This report provides a forecast of the supply-demand and application drivers for NAND flash memory out to 2020. Read More

  • SSD Insights Q1/16: PCIe in the Datacenter

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  • SSD Supplier Status Q4/15

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  • SSD Supplier Status Q3/15

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  • Flash Storage in Datacenters

    ...As a result, storage has to become faster, cheaper and more scalable. Hard disk drives have been the primary workhorse for a wide range of storage applications including mission critical drives for high performance to ... Read More

  • Low Density SLC NAND Flash Memory in Embedded Applications

    ...NAND flash memory in a variety of consumer, industrial and automotive applications. A new serial interface for NAND promoted by several NOR flash suppliers – SPI NAND – is looking to piggyback on the success ... Read More

  • Coming Soon to a PC Near You - SSD Insights Q2/14: 3D NAND

    ...the second half of this year. The ramp of 3D NAND client SSDs is forecast to mirror the adoption rate of TLC client SSDs. This report provides a forecast of the client and enterprise SSD ... Read More

  • Cost and Investment Implications of 3D NAND

    ...the 2D NAND era, the underlying process technology (with a few exceptions) is essentially the same amongst all the NAND flash manufacturers. However, in the 3D NAND era, all the NAND flash manufacturers are developing ... Read More

  • How 3D NAND Stacks Up

    ...of planar technology. What’s next? Samsung’s August 2013 announcement of the production of a 24-layer vertical string V-NAND shows the way forward. Vertical NAND or 3D NAND promises to continue increases in storage capacities and ... Read More

  • NAND Insights Q4/13: Demand Down, Supply Down

    ...had limited effect on the soft pricing trend. This report provides a forecast of the supply-demand and application drivers for NAND flash memory out to 2017. Please Note: this is delivered as a Zip file. ... Read More

  • SLC NAND Flash Memory in Embedded Applications: SPI NAND Rising

    ...to SPI flash's low cost and adequate performance for many consumer applications including mobile phones. Flash memory manufacturers that initially promoted SPI flash are looking to repeat history in the NAND flash memory space by ... Read More

  • SSD Insights Q3/13: Here Comes M.2

    ...M.2 form factor will be a major growth driver of PCIe SSDs in client and enterprise in 2014 and beyond. This report provides a forecast of the client and enterprise SSD market out to 2017. Read More

  • NAND Insights Q3/13 - Inflection Point

    ...is… The fire at the SK Hynix Wuxi fab has affected about half of its DRAM production at the facility impacting 5% of worldwide DRAM wafer capacity. The extent and length of the damage is ... Read More

  • SSD Insights Q2/13: The TLC Effect

    ...provides an outlook for SSD adoption in PCs and enterprise applications as well as the impact of TLC SSDs as it gains OEM traction in PCs. Please Note: this is delivered as a Zip file. Read More

  • NAND Insights Q2/13 - The 3D NAND Effect

    ...cost declines, however in the beginning, 3D NAND is expected to be adopted in a limited set of applications. This report provides our latest NAND supply-demand forecast as well as the outlook for 3D NAND ... Read More

  • SSD Supplier Status 2012

    ...This report reveals the major SSD suppliers in client and enterprise SSDs as well as the main merchant and captive SSD controller vendors. PC OEM SSD Suppliers by Revenue PC Caching SSD Suppliers by Revenue ... Read More

  • SSD Insights Q1/13: Elasticity of Demand

    ...price declines in 2012, client SSD pricing fell below $1/GB stimulating datacenter demand and a strong year over year increase in average capacity in the channel. Please Note: this is delivered as a Zip file. Read More

  • NAND Insights Q1/13 - Déjà Vu

    ...Despite the overall decline in revenues, the eMMC market grew 58% on the back of strong tablet and smartphone shipments. The latest NAND Insights Q1/13 report, NAND Insights Q1/13 - Déjà Vu provides an extended ... Read More

  • A Magnetic Moment: Prospects for MRAM Technology, Markets and Applications

    ...technologies has occurred over the last decade. Non-charge storage-based memories such as FeRAM and MRAM offer fast RAM-like performance along with non-volatility and extremely high endurance. Although in commercial production, both suffer from high costs ... Read More

  • NAND Insights Q4/12 - Moving into the Black

    ...Production cuts and inventory management, and the release of new mobile devices for the seasonal holiday demand, has resulted in a jump in NAND prices ensuring a profitable fourth quarter for all NAND flash suppliers. Read More

  • SSD Insights Q4/12: Client Down, Enterprise Up

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  • Applications for Low Density SLC NAND Flash Memory

    ...consequence, NOR flash manufacturers are looking to grow by actively expanding their product portfolios to include low density (<16Gb) SLC NAND flash memory. Applications for Low Density SLC NAND Flash Memory examines the demand for ... Read More

  • SSD Insights Q3/12: NVMe Rising

    ...enterprise portends its advance into the client space. This report provides a detailed forecast of the SSD market and the transition of client SSDs to PCIe. Please Note: this is delivered as a Zip file. Read More

  • NAND Insights Q3/12 - Reduced Speed Ahead

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  • SSD Insights Q2/12: 3-bit per cell SSDs - A gamechanger?

    ...the main storage medium in PCs. As a consequence, PC OEMs have resorted to caching solutions as an economic way to improve system performance, however, the performance benefits still lag that of a pure SSD. ... Read More

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