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Global Flash Memory Market 2017-2021

Global Flash Memory Market 2017-2021

About Flash Memory

Flash memory is a non-volatile memory. Dr. Fujio Masuoka invented the flash memory when he worked for Toshiba in the 1980s. Flash memory penetrated the semiconductor market by early 1990s. Flash memory evolved from erasable programmable read-only memory (EPROM) and electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM). If considered technically, flash memory is a variant of EEPROM. However, the industry reserves the term EEPROM for byte-level erasable memory and applies the term flash memory to larger block-level erasable memory. Flash memory is a type of non-volatile memory that erases data in units called blocks. A block stored on a flash memory chip must be erased before any form of data is written or programmed to the microchip. Flash memory retains the stored data for an extended period of time even when the flash-equipped device is powered on or off.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global flash memory market to grow at a CAGR of 11.37% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global flash memory market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the non-volatile flash memory technologies and excludes volatile memory technologies.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Flash Memory Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Samsung
  • Toshiba
  • Western Digital
  • SK Hynix
Other prominent vendors
  • ADATA
  • Cactus
  • Delkin
  • Eye-Fi
  • Hoodman
  • KINGMAX
  • Lexar (Micron Consumer Products Group)
  • PNY Technologies
  • Sony
  • Starline International Group
  • Strontium
  • Intel
Market driver
  • High demand for rugged and robust storage devices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Reliability of flash memory
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing demand for next-generation memory
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Flash Memory Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global flash memory market: Samsung, Toshiba, Western Digital, and SK Hynix.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ADATA, Cactus, Delkin, Eye-Fi, Hoodman, KINGMAX, Lexar (Micron Consumer Products Group), PNY Technologies, Sony, Starline International Group, Strontium, and Intel.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Increasing demand for next-generation memory. The demand for fast, economical, and high scalable memory solutions is increasing exponentially across the globe. This results in the increase in the demand for the next-generation memory solutions such as ferroelectric random access memory (FeRAM), magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM), and phase-change memory (PCM). These memories are required as the amount of data generated that needs to be stored and efficiently analyzed is increasing exponentially.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is High demand for rugged and robust storage devices. Rugged devices are meant to be used in harsh environmental conditions. The rugged devices withstand and function at extreme high or low temperatures, without affecting the performance. Attributes like long battery life and being lightweight make them convenient to be integrated into the commercial and industrial segments.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Reliability of flash memory. A flash memory goes through many program/erase (P/E) cycles during its lifetime. During each of the P/E cycles, very high electric fields are applied to the tunnel oxide, which needs to operate under such stress conditions. The tunnel oxide is basically a thin oxide and is also responsible for other effects, such as erratic bits and over-programming, which might result in read errors. The performance of the tunnel oxide defines the reliability of the entire memory. It is essential for the vendors to determine the right process for the tunnel oxide creation in terms of thickness, material, growth, defectivity, and interface.

Companies Mentioned

Samsung, Toshiba, Western Digital, SK Hynix, ADATA, Cactus, Delkin, Eye-Fi, Hoodman, KINGMAX, Lexar (Micron Consumer Products Group), PNY Technologies, Sony, Starline International Group, Strontium, and Intel.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Market overview of global flash memory market 2016
      • Table Differences between NOR and NAND flash
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global flash memory market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global flash memory market by application 2016-2021
      • Table Global flash memory market by application 2016-2021 (% share)
      • Table Global flash memory market by application 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global flash memory market by mobile devices
      • Table Global flash memory market by mobile devices 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global flash memory market by PCs
      • Table Global flash memory market by PCs 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global flash memory market by cameras and camcorders
      • Table Global flash memory market by cameras and camcorders 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global flash memory market by wearables
      • Table Global flash memory market by wearables 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global flash memory market by infotainment system
      • Table Global flash memory market by infotainment system 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global flash memory market by audio players
      • Table Global flash memory market by audio players 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global flash memory market by instrument clusters
      • Table Global flash memory market by instrument clusters 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global flash memory market by others
      • Table Global flash memory market by others 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by technology
    • Global flash memory market by technology
      • Table Global flash memory market by technology 2016-2021 (% share)
      • Table Global flash memory market by technology 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global NAND flash memory market
      • Table Global NAND flash memory market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global NOR flash memory market
      • Table Global NOR flash memory market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Global flash memory market by product
      • Table Global flash memory market by product 2016-2021 (% share)
      • Table Global flash memory market by product 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global flash memory market by internal storage
      • Table Global flash memory market by internal memory 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global flash memory market by SSDs
      • Table Global flash memory market by SSDs 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global flash memory market by memory card
      • Table Global flash memory market by memory card 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global flash memory market by USB
      • Table Global flash memory market by USB 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global flash memory market by smartcards
      • Table Global flash memory market by smartcards 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global flash memory market by geography
      • Table Global flash memory market by geography 2016-2021 (% share)
      • Table Global flash memory market by geography 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Flash memory market in APAC
      • Table Flash memory market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Flash memory market in Americas
      • Table Flash memory market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Flash memory market in EMEA
      • Table Flash memory market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Global smartphones and tablets market 2016-2021 (millions of units)
      • Table Global rugged devices market 2016-2021 (millions of units)
      • Table Global computing devices market 2016-2021 (millions of units)
      • Table Global smart wearables market 2016-2021 (millions of units)
      • Table Global IoT devices market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global IoT devices market 2016-2021 (millions of units)
      • Table Global automobile display market 2016-2021 (millions of units)
    • Market challenges
      • Table ASP of SD cards by capacity
      • Table Global semiconductor market trend 1992-2016 ($ billions)
  • Market trends
    • Table Global next-generation memory market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Key vendor analysis
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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