Computer Hardware

This category contains a wide range of reports that cover microprocessor markets, computer semiconductors, industrial PCs,  and storage devices markets.

Date of Publication: May 9, 2016

Hard drive manufacturers Seagate Technology and Western Digital face an uphill battle in attempting to sustain sales of traditional rotating-disk drives in the coming years. It all comes down to the price. Traditional storage drives currently cost around 7 to 8 cents per usable gigabyte, whereas even the best-priced SSDs cost over $0.40 per usable gigabyte. SSD prices have been falling drastically in the last few years as demand has picked up. Prices are likely to continue to drop in the coming years, thereby posing a major threat to hard drive makers such as Seagate and Western Digital. Samsung leads the pack of SSD manufacturers with a commanding 40% share in the SSD market. This report focuses on the entire hard disk drive market food chain, analyzing the markets for hard disk drives, substrates, and thin film heads.  Processing issues in the manufacture of each of these sectors in included and  the report details the CMP and Lithography sectors of thin film head processing.  Market forecasts and market shares of all sectors are detailed.  The SSD market is also analyzed.

Date of Publication: May 9, 2016

This study examines the market share for the worldwide SSD market for calendar year 2015 and reviews the forces and dynamics that influenced the market.

Date of Publication: Mar 7, 2016

This report provides the SSD revenue market share by interface and by supplier.

Date of Publication: Mar 1, 2016

Solid State Drives Market by Capacity, Interface (SATA, SAS, PCIe), End User (Enterprise, Client), Application (Data Centers, Desktop PCs, Notebooks/Tablets, Entertainment Devices, Video Storage), and Region - Global Trend and Forecast to 2022. The solid state drives (SSDs) market was valued at USD 13.29 Billion in 2015 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.5% between 2016 and 2022. The base year considered for this study is 2015 and the forecast period is from 2016 to 2022. This report provides a detailed analysis of the solid state drive market based on capacity, interface, end user, application, and region. It is expected that SSDs with a capacity of <250 GB would hold a large share of the solid state drive market during the forecast period. However, the market for SSDs with a capacity of 250 GB to <500 GB is expected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2016 and 2022

Date of Publication: Feb 1, 2016
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Secure Digital (SD) Memory Cards in US$ Million by the following Applications: Communication Devices, Digital Cameras & Camcorders, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. The global market for Secure Digital (SD) Memory Cards is projected to reach US$11.2 billion by 2020, driven by the emerging personal data ecosystem and the ensuing demand for personal data storage solutions. 

Date of Publication: Dec 15, 2015
Worldwide overall PC discrete graphics processing unit share by vendor. This update provides the worldwide market and vendor share results for PC discrete graphics processing unit (GPU) vendors in these segments for the calendar quarter 2015.

Date of Publication: Dec 21, 2015
This study presents an updated outlook at the solid state drive (SSD) market through 2019. The SSD industry dynamics associated with 2015 and the end-device forecast changes are aggregated, analyzed, and applied to IDC's long-term SSD forecast in terms of units and revenue (by form factor) for each consumption category of SSDs (client, enterprise, and commercial).