Forward Insights

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
 

List of reports from Forward Insights

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How 3D NAND Stacks Up
1/1/2014 | published by: Forward Insights
... 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...
$14,999.00
NAND Insights Q4/13: Demand Down, Supply Down
12/1/2013 | published by: Forward Insights
... 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...
$4,250.00
NAND Insights Q4/13: Demand Down, Supply Down
12/1/2013 | published by: Forward Insights
... 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...
$4,250.00
SLC NAND Flash Memory in Embedded Applications: SPI NAND Rising
10/1/2013 | published by: Forward Insights
... 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...
$6,499.00
SSD Insights Q3/13: Here Comes M.2
9/1/2013 | published by: Forward Insights
... 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...
$4,250.00
NAND Insights Q3/13 - Inflection Point
9/1/2013 | published by: Forward Insights
... 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...
$4,250.00
SSD Insights Q2/13: The TLC Effect
6/1/2013 | published by: Forward Insights
... 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...
$4,250.00
NAND Insights Q2/13 - The 3D NAND Effect
6/1/2013 | published by: Forward Insights
... 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...
$4,250.00
SSD Supplier Status 2012
5/1/2013 | published by: Forward Insights
... 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...
$4,250.00
SSD Insights Q1/13: Elasticity of Demand
3/1/2013 | published by: Forward Insights
... 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...
$4,250.00
NAND Insights Q1/13 - Déjà Vu
3/1/2013 | published by: Forward Insights
... 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...
$4,250.00
A Magnetic Moment: Prospects for MRAM Technology, Markets and Applications
1/1/2013 | published by: Forward Insights
... 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...
$14,999.00
NAND Insights Q4/12 - Moving into the Black
12/1/2012 | published by: Forward Insights
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...
$4,250.00
SSD Insights Q4/12: Client Down, Enterprise Up
12/1/2012 | published by: Forward Insights
... has been revised downward due to slower than expected uptake of ultrabooks while enterprise SSD outlook has been upgraded due to positive uptake trends in Q3/12. Please Note: this is delivered as a Zip file.  |  read more...
$4,250.00
Applications for Low Density SLC NAND Flash Memory
9/1/2012 | published by: Forward Insights
... 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...
$5,499.00
SSD Insights Q3/12: NVMe Rising
9/1/2012 | published by: Forward Insights
... 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...
$4,250.00
NAND Insights Q3/12 - Reduced Speed Ahead
9/1/2012 | published by: Forward Insights
... better supply-demand balance in the fourth quarter. However, market uncertainty and less aggressive technology roadmap next year portends a marked slowdown in bit growth in 2013. Please Note: this is delivered as a Zip file.  |  read more...
$4,250.00
SSD Insights Q2/12: 3-bit per cell SSDs - A gamechanger?
6/1/2012 | published by: Forward Insights
... 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...
$4,250.00
NAND Insights Q2/12 - Waiting for a Rebound
6/1/2012 | published by: Forward Insights
... possibly in the red. As a consequence, all NAND flash capacity expansion plans have been put on hold raising prospects for a better 2H/12 and 2013. Please Note: this is delivered as a Zip file.  |  read more...
$4,250.00
SSD Supplier Status 2011
5/1/2012 | published by: Forward Insights
... channel, enterprise SATA, PCIe, SAS, and Fiber Channel SSDs. In addition, a breakdown of the SSD controller revenues for both merchant and captive suppliers is provided. Please Note: this is delivered as a Zip file.  |  read more...
$4,250.00
SSD Insights Q1/12 - Caching Solutions to Enable Growth of Ultra-thin Notebooks
3/1/2012 | published by: Forward Insights
... ultra-thin notebook PCs. In the enterprise, SAS and PCIe SSDs will record strong growth but SATA SSD volumes will remain dominant due to strong demand from datacenters. Please Note: this is delivered as a Zip ...  |  read more...
$4,250.00
ECC and Signal Processing Technology for Solid State Drives and Multi-bit per cell NAND Flash Memories
1/1/2012 | published by: Forward Insights
... biggest consumer of NAND flash memories, this was clearly a strategic acquisition. The tie-up follows a less widely known acquisition of Storage Genetics by Micron Technology in 2010. Both Anobit and Storage Genetics were developing ...  |  read more...
$6,499.00
Solid State Drive Technology and Applications: A Primer
12/1/2011 | published by: Forward Insights
... The report provides a detailed overview of the technology, architecture and reliability of SSDs as well as techniques for improving the performance and endurance. The advantages and disadvantages of SSDs versus HDDs in PCs and ...  |  read more...
$1,499.00
SSD Insights Q4/11 - Opportunity Knocks
11/1/2011 | published by: Forward Insights
... bases, flex actuator assemblies, motors, pivot cartridges, suspensions, HGA connectors, etc. Production of HDDs will be heavily impacted in the latter half of Q4/11 going into 2012 and the effects of the HDD shortage will ...  |  read more...
$3,999.00
NAND Insights Q4/11 - Accelerating SSD Demand in 2012
11/1/2011 | published by: Forward Insights
... 2012. NAND Insights Q4/11: Accelerating SSD Demand in 2012 provides an outlook of the application demand drivers as well as the architecture and technology trends including SLC/MLC/TLC and 3D NAND. Please Note: this is delivered ...  |  read more...
$3,999.00
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