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Global Secure Digital Card Market 2016-2020

About Secure Digital Card

SD cards are data storage devices used for storing digital information. These cards have non-volatile memory chips that can be reprogrammed multiple times during their life span. Their compact physical size and high storage capabilities with reprogrammable features have increased the penetration of SD cards in the digital world.

Different standards for SD cards came into existence such as SD, secure digital high capacity (SDHC), and secure digital eXtended capacity (SDXC) in order to differentiate the SD cards.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global SD card market to grow at a CAGR of 0.44% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global SD card market for the period 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from the sales of SD cards

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Secure Digital Card 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
  • ADATA Technologies
  • Kingston Technology
  • Lexar
  • Panasonic
  • Samsung
  • SanDisk
  • Sony
  • Toshiba
  • Transcend Information
  • Verbatim
Market driver
  • High demand for rugged and robust storage devices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Declining prices of flash memory cards
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing adoption of high-density memory cards
  • 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 Secure Digital Card Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Secure Digital Card Market: ADATA Technologies, Kingston Technology, Lexar, Panasonic, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony, Toshiba, Transcend information, and Verbatim.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One of the major trends in the global SD card market is the increasing adoption of high-density memory cards. SD card manufacturers are developing models with high storage capacity on par with HDD and USB flash drives. The storage capacity of SD cards has increased to 512 GB from 2 GB. Vendors are providing SD cards with high storage capacity, as younger customers prefer such memory cards due to the rising popularity of social networking apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.”

According to the report, the high demand for rugged and robust storage devices is a major driver for the global SD card market. SD cards are rugged compared to traditional storage media, as SD cards have an operating shock rating of 2,000 Gs compared to 100-200 Gs for traditional storage media in portable computing devices.

Further, the report states that the declining prices of SD cards is a major challenge in the market.

Companies Mentioned

ADATA Technologies, Kingston Technology, Lexar, Panasonic, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony, Toshiba, Transcend information, Verbatim.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Standard currency conversion rates
    • Top vendors
      • Table Top vendors
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Overview of SD card standards
      • Table Overview of speed class for SD cards
      • Table Overview of SD card market
  • Overview of smartphone, tablet, and laptop markets
    • Global smartphone market
      • Table Global smartphone market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global smartphone market 2015-2020 (billions of units)
    • Global tablet market
      • Table Global tablet market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global tablet market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Global laptop market
      • Table Global laptop market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global laptop market 2015-2020 (million units)
    • Global digital camera market
      • Table Global digital camera market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global digital camera market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global SD card market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global SD card market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global SD card market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table ASP of SD cards 2015-2020
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by applications
    • Segmentation of global SD card market by applications
      • Table Segmentation of global SD card market by application 2015-2020 (% share)
      • Table Segmentation of global SD card market by application 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • SD card market in communication devices segment
      • Table SD card market in communication devices segment ($ billions)
    • SD card market in cameras and camcorders segment
      • Table SD card market in cameras and camcorders segment ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Segmentation of global SD card market by type
      • Table Physical differences between microSD card, SD card, and miniSD card
      • Table Segmentation of global SD card market by type 2015 (% share)
      • Table Segmentation of global SD card market by type 2020 (% share)
      • Table Segmentation of global SD card market by type 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • MicroSD card segment
      • Table MicroSD card segment 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • SD card segment
      • Table SD card segment 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • MiniSD card segment
      • Table MiniSD card segment 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Segmentation of global SD card market by geography
      • Table Segmentation of global SD card market by geography 2015-2020 (% share)
    • APAC
    • EMEA
    • Americas
      • Table Segmentation of global SD card market by geography 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • High demand for rugged and robust storage devices
    • Rising demand for storage devices in cameras and camcorders
    • Increasing number of freelance photographers
    • Growing popularity of social networking apps
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Declining prices of flash memory cards
      • Table ASP of SD cards by capacity
    • Rising number of portable devices with large in-built memory
    • Inability to install all mobile applications in SD cards
    • Cyclical nature of consumer electronics market
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growing adoption of high-density memory cards
    • High adoption of microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC cards
    • Increased R&D spending by vendors
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Vendor analysis
  • Risk exposure
    • Exchange rate risk
    • Environmental risk
    • Socio-economic and political factors
      • Table Discount rate in China 2000-2015
      • Table Discount rate in Eurozone 2000-2015
      • Table Discount rate in Japan 2000-2015
      • Table Discount rate in India 2000-2015
      • Table Discount rate in South Korea 2000-2015
      • Table Discount rate in US 2000-2015
      • Table Discount rates of different countries 2000-2015
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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