The global market for flash memory was valued at $28.4 billion in 2012 and $30.1 billion in 2013. This market is expected to grow to $43.9 billion by 2018, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.8% for the five-year period, 2013 to 2018.
The storage industry has been dominated by traditional spinning disk technology based on magnetic storage. With the advances in semiconductor technology and falling prices of flash memory, the industry is fast moving toward replacing the hard disk by solid-state memory based on flash.
No moving parts, low power, less weight and so forth are some of the features that make flash memory extremely attractive for a wide range of applications. Since flash memory is based on traditional complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology, all the advantages offered by semiconductor technology are transferred seamlessly to flash memory and it is easier to scale with new semiconductor technology.
This report investigates different technologies used in solid-state flash memory. It compares and contrasts flash memory with current hard-disk-based storage technology. The report examines the total available market for flash memory according to various application areas and discusses how flash memories are customized for each. A complete analysis of servers and the storage market is also included, taking into account where the flash memory is expected to lead to major change.
The report also focuses on a summary of key players in different segments along with market share information. A forecast of the total market in each category by dollar, downloads and geography over the next five years is provided. The report also includes an analysis of patents filed in this market by various companies.
- An overview of the global market for solid-state flash memory and related technologies.
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2012 and 2013, and projections of CAGRs through 2018.
- A compare and contrast analysis of flash memory to current hard-disc based storage.
- Information on market drivers, trends, and the future outlook for flash memory technology.
Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: Flash Memory: Technologies and Global Markets.