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Development Trends of the Worldwide Memory Industry

Development Trends of the Worldwide Memory Industry

The global DRAM demand has weakened as the worldwide PC market stalls and the growth of the smartphone market slows down. Other emerging applications, such as wearables, telematics, and IoT, have yet to pick up momentum due to their still-low popularity. However, these setbacks didn't stop China from seeking ways to expand the domestic memory industry. This report provides an outlook for the worldwide memory industry, touching on China's ambition and the impact to the worldwide memory industry.


  • Development Trends of the Worldwide DRAM Industry
    • Global DRAM Industry Evolves Towards Oligopoly
    • US, TW Vendors Cooperate to Fend off Korean Competitors
    • DRAM Oversupply Continues into 2016
    • Smartphones Remain the Most Important DRAM Application
    • DDR4 is Becoming Mainstay
  • Development Trends of the Worldwide Flash Industry
    • Worldwide NAND Flash Industry Led by Four Major Vendors
    • SSD, eMMC/eMCP Mainstream Applications
    • Vendors Investing in 3D NAND Technology
    • Micron Leads in NOR Flash Market
  • Key Issues Addressing the Worldwide Memory Industry
    • China's Memory Industry Lacks Scale and Scope
    • Cooperation with US, Korean Vendors a Fast Track to China's Memory Industry Development
      • Table Profile of the World's Top-4 Memory Makers
    • China-Micron Partnership to Impact Taiwanese Vendors
    • Korea-China vs. US-Taiwan
    • Conclusion

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