Global Mobile NAND Flash Market 2016-2020

Global Mobile NAND Flash Market 2016-2020

About NAND Flash Memory

NAND flash memory is a non-volatile storage technology that enables rapid read and write operations in memory cards. The memory cells in NAND flash memory chips are connected in a series that resembles a NAND gate. The series connection consumes less space than a parallel connection, reducing the cost of NAND flash chips. This makes the cost of NAND flash cards reasonable; they also become easily scalable to large densities. However, currently, the scalability of these flash cards has saturated, resulting in vendors increasingly adopting 3D NAND flash memory chips to accommodate higher memory storage capacity in a compact space. Vendors can store more bits on the chip, reducing the cost per bit. 3D NAND flash memory chips are increasingly being adopted because of their cost-, energy-, and space-saving features.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global mobile NAND flash market to grow at a CAGR of 8.2% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global mobile NAND flash market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of NAND flash chips to consumer electronics manufacturers.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Mobile NAND Flash Market 2016-2020, 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
  • Intel
  • Micron Technology
  • Samsung Electronics
  • SanDisk
  • SK Hynix
  • Toshiba
Market driver
  • High demand for mobile NAND flash from emerging markets
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Emergence of Apple's free iCloud service
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Development of new computing platforms
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 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?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Mobile NAND Flash Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global mobile NAND flash market: Intel, Micron Technology, Samsung Electronics, SanDisk, SK Hynix, and Toshiba.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Evolution of signal processing technology in NAND flash market will be a key trend for market growth. Signal processing is emerging as a key technology to bridge the gap between application needs and the limitations of NAND flash. This has in turn prevented NAND’s physical impairments and paved the way for the development of next-generation NAND chips and the devices they power. Signal processing methods are used to reduce the physical limitations of NAND flash, exploiting their unique nature and structure. For instance, the distortion in a NAND cell can be measured and reduced through signal processing algorithms. A combination of signal processing technology and NAND flash memory has been used by many vendors in the production of smartphones, tablets, and portable media players.”

According to the report, shorter replacement cycle time of mobile devices will be a key driver for market growth. With technological advances and the increase in disposable income, the consumer buying pattern is changing. Electronic devices, such as phones and tablets, become obsolete after a short period of time (typically within one to one-and-half years) and are replaced by models that are of a higher version or with better technology, thereby resulting in shorter product replacement cycles. In 2015, almost 70% of Apple iPhone sales came from replacement sales compared to 30% of sales by new users. The replacement sales are expected to rise to 80% of the overall sales in the future. This will support the increasing demand for semiconductor ICs, indirectly triggering the need for mobile device components and mobile NAND flash memory.

Further, the report states that Apple is one of the largest consumers of NAND flash memory. The introduction of Apple's free iCloud service could reduce the demand for NAND flash memory. The iCloud service can decrease the storage needs by as much as 80 GB per user. As consumers start using the free iCloud service provided by Apple, the use of NAND flash in products such as the iPhone and iPad, which use a significant amount of NAND flash memory, will decrease. This will have a significant impact on the profits of the global NAND flash market. The emergence of Apple's iCloud service will pose a major challenge to the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Companies Mentioned

Intel, Micron Technology, Samsung Electronics, SanDisk, SK Hynix, and Toshiba.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Definition
    • Base year and forecast period
    • Market segmentation
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Key countries in global mobile NAND flash market
    • Vendor selection
    • Currency conversion rates
      • Table Currency exchange rates 2013-2015
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Technology landscape
    • Table Circuitry of an electronic device
    • Table Types of NAND flash memory
    • Table Key developments
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global mobile NAND flash market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table ASP forecast of NAND flash 2015-2020 ($ per GB)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Table Global mobile NAND flash market by application 2015-2020 (% share)
    • Table Global mobile NAND flash market by application 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global mobile NAND flash market by smartphones
      • Table Global mobile NAND flash market by smartphones 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global mobile NAND flash market by tablets
      • Table Global mobile NAND flash market by tablets 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global mobile NAND flash market by DSCs
      • Table Global mobile NAND flash market by DSCs 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global mobile NAND flash market by audio players
      • Table Global mobile NAND flash market by audio players 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by technology
    • Table Global mobile NAND flash market by technology 2015-2020 (% share)
    • Table Global mobile NAND flash market by technology 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global mobile NAND flash market by 2D NAND technology
      • Table Global mobile NAND flash market by 2D NAND technology 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global mobile NAND flash market by 3D NAND technology
      • Table Global mobile NAND flash market by 3D NAND technology 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Table Global mobile NAND flash market by type 2015-2020 (% share)
    • Table Global mobile NAND flash market by type 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global mobile NAND flash market by MLC
      • Table Global mobile NAND flash market by MLC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global mobile NAND flash market by TLC
      • Table Global mobile NAND flash market by TLC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global mobile NAND flash market by SLC
      • Table Global mobile NAND flash market by SLC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global mobile NAND flash market by geography 2015-2020 (% share)
    • Table Global mobile NAND flash market by geography 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Mobile NAND flash market in APAC
      • Table Mobile NAND flash market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Mobile NAND flash market in Americas
      • Table Mobile NAND flash market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Mobile NAND flash market in EMEA
      • Table Mobile NAND flash market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Table Global smartphone market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Table Global tablet market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Global unit shipment of mid-range and premium range smartphones 2013-2020 (millions of units)
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Market share analysis 2015 (% share)
      • Table Market share analysis Q1 2016 (% share)
    • Intel
      • Table Recent development
    • Micron Technology
      • Table Recent developments
    • Samsung Electronics
      • Table Recent developments
    • SanDisk
      • Table Recent developments
    • SK Hynix
      • Table Recent developments
    • Toshiba
      • Table Recent developments
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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