PCIe SSD - Global Strategic Business Report

PCIe SSD - Global Strategic Business Report

Global Industry Analysts, Date of Publication: Feb 25, 2015, 196 Pages
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PCIe SSD - Global Strategic Business Report

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for PCIe SSD in Thousand Units. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a four-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. The report profiles 36 companies including many key and niche players such as -

BiTMICRO Networks, Inc.
EMC Corporation
Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Foremay, Inc.
HGST, Inc.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

      Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations                       I-1
      Disclaimers                                                       I-2
      Data Interpretation & Reporting Level                             I-2
       Quantitative Techniques & Analytics                              I-3
      Product Definitions and Scope of Study                            I-3


 II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW                                                  II-1
      An Introductory Prelude                                           II-1
      PCIe Interface Heats Up Solid-State Drives Market                 II-2
       Table 1: Evolution of SSDs In Terms of Transmission
        Interfaces and Form Factors                                     II-3
       Table 2: Evolution of PCI Express (PCIe) Interface               II-3
       Table 3: World Enterprise SSD Market (2014 & 2017):
       Percentage Breakdown of Enterprise SSDs by Interface Type
       (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                             II-4
      World Market Outlook                                              II-4

  2. MARKET TRENDS, DRIVERS & CHALLENGES                                II-5
      Big Data Drives up Storage Needs Opening up a New Growth
       Avenue for PCIe SSD                                              II-5
       Opportunity Indicator                                            II-6
        Table 4: World Big Data Market (2013E & 2018F): Breakdown of
        Big Data Generated in Exabytes (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    II-6
      Mega Datacenter Sprawl Drives Demand for PCIe SSD                 II-6
       Table 5: Percentage Breakdown of Use of SSDs in Datacenters
       by Interface Type: 2014 & 2017 (includes corresponding
       Graph/Chart)                                                     II-8
      Higher IOPS Fuels Growth for PCIe SSD                             II-8
       Table 6: Random Read IOPS for PCIe SSD, SAS SSD and 15K HDD
       Drives: A Comparison                                             II-9

       Table 7: Approximate Cost Per IOPS (In US$) for PCIe SSD, SAS
       SSD, 15K HDD Drives: A Comparison (includes corresponding
       Graph/Chart)                                                     II-9
      Rise in Cloud Computing Infrastructures Benefits the Market       II-9
      Bridged PCIe SSD: Uncut Diamond or Fool’s Gold                    II-10
      Interface Limitations of SATA: A Business Case for PCIe SSD       II-10
      NVMe Specification to Drive Growth in PCIe SSD Market             II-11
      New 2.5inch PCIe SSD Form Factor to Boost Adoption                II-12
      Data Tiering Storage Architecture Boosts Adoption of SSD &PCIe
       SSD Drives                                                       II-12
      PCIe SSD Performance Advantage to Drive Efficiency in
       Enterprise Storage Segment                                       II-13
      Tech Savvy Users to Drive Demand In Consumer Market               II-13
      Digital Media Industry Provides Opportunities for Growth          II-13
      SSD Technology in the Industrial Sector                           II-14
      OLTP Transactions Boosts Prospects for PCIe SSD Drives            II-14
      Data Explosion Triggers Upgrades & Generates Replacement
       Demand Opportunities in the Market                               II-15
      Technology Developments: Spearheading Market Growth               II-15
       PCIe G2 Offers High Transmission Speed                           II-16
       Apacer Develops M.2 PCIeSSD and mPDM Interfaces                  II-16
       Apple Develops New Mac Pro PCIe SSD                              II-16
      Developing Countries: The Focal Point for Future Growth           II-16
      Market Challenges                                                 II-17
       Lack of Adequate Standardization Inhibits Growth                 II-17
       Premium Cost Prevents Mass Market Adoption                       II-17
       Developments in Rival SSD Technologies Dilute PCIe SSD Advantage II-17
      Intense Competition and Consolidation Activity Marks PCIe SSD
       Market                                                           II-18
       Table 8: World Solid State Drive (SSD) Market (2013):
       Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales by Leading Vendor
       (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                             II-19

       Table 9: World Enterprise Grade Solid State Drive (SSD)
       Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales by Leading
       Vendor (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                      II-19

  3. DATA STORAGE & SSDS: A COMPLIMENTARY REVIEW                        II-20
      Digital Data Explosion Throws the Focus on Storage                II-20
       Why Data Storage is an Indispensable IT Need?                    II-20
      Solid-State Storage Media: The Next Generation of Storage         II-21
       Table 10: SSD evolution (1995-2008)                              II-23
       Key Opportunity Indicators:                                      II-23
        Table 11: Global Enterprise SSD Interface Market (2010, 2012
        & 2015): Percentage Breakdown of SSD Interface Revenue by
        Product Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)            II-23

        Table 12: Global Market for Enterprise Grade Server SSD
        (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Unit Sales by
        Interface Technology (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)       II-24

        Table 13: Global Market for Enterprise Grade Storage SSD
        (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Unit Sales by
        Interface Technology (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)       II-24
      SSDs: Will They Replace HDDs?                                     II-25
      Competition in the SSD Market                                     II-25
       Table 14: World Solid State Drive (SSD) Market (2013):
       Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales by Leading Vendor
       (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                             II-26
      Flash-based SSDs: The Most Popular Type of SSDs                   II-26
      HDD V/S SSD Drives: A Comparative Analysis                        II-26
       Power Draw / Battery Life                                        II-27
       Operating System Boot Times                                      II-27
       Noise                                                            II-27
       Vibration                                                        II-27
       Heat Generation                                                  II-27
       Failure Rate                                                     II-27
       File Copy/Write Speed                                            II-27
       File Opening Speed                                               II-28
       Magnetism                                                        II-28
       Capacity                                                         II-28
       Cost                                                             II-28
       Conclusion                                                       II-28

  4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW                                                   II-29
      PCIe SSD: Definition& Overview                                    II-29
      PCIe Solid State Cards (SSC):                                     II-29
      PCIe Solid State Drives (SSD):                                    II-30
       Single Level Cell (SLC)                                          II-30
       Multi Level Cell (MLC)                                           II-31
       Enterprise MLC (eMLC)                                            II-31
      Advantages of PCIe SSD                                            II-31
       Least Latency                                                    II-31
       Enhanced Efficiency                                              II-31
       Low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)                                II-32
       Scalability                                                      II-32
      Disadvantages/Demerits of PCIe SSD                                II-32
       PCIe SSD - A Regressive Trend                                    II-32
       Cost                                                             II-32
       Degradation of Performance                                       II-32
       Complicated Management                                           II-33
      Application Use Cases                                             II-33

  5. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS                                  II-34
      Samsung to Launch 3.2TB (terabyte) PCIe SSD                       II-34
      Marvell Unveils 88SS1093 NVMe SSD controller                      II-34
      BiTMICRO Unveils MAXio E-Series PCIe SSDs                         II-34
      HGST Launches NVMe-Compliant PCIe SSDs                            II-34
      Intel Unveils Powerful SSDs for Big Data Era                      II-34
      LSI Unveils Nytro MegaRAID 8140-8e8i PCIe Flash Card              II-34
      LSI and Oracle Unveil Dynamic Logical Capacity Technology         II-34
      OCZ Unveils New Z-Drive 4500 PCIe SSD Series                      II-35
      STEC Introduces 2TB PCIe and SAS Solid-State Drives               II-35
      OCZ Technology Group to Introduce Vector SSD Series for PCIe
       Interfaces                                                       II-35
      Intel Unveils Intel® Solid-State Drive 525 Series                 II-35
      ASUS TeK Computer Unveils ROG RAIDR Express Solid-state
       Storage Device                                                   II-35
      Marvell Technology Group Launches Marvell® DragonFly™ NVDRIVE     II-35
      Samsung Launches PCIe-based SSD for Ultrabooks                    II-35
      LSI Unveils Nytro PCIe SSDs                                       II-35
      Micron Launches New PCIe I/O Accelerator                          II-36
      Apricorn Unveils Velocity Solo X2                                 II-36
      Biwin to Introduce PCI Express-Based Solid State Drive            II-36
      Marvell and OCZ Technology Introduce Z-Drive R5 PCIexpress
       Storage Solution                                                 II-36
      NexGen Expands NexGen n5 Storage Systems Line                     II-36
      LSI Unveils NytroMegaRAID Range of PCI Express Solid-state
       Drive Cards                                                      II-36
      RunCore Innovation Technology Launches RunCoreKylin III PCIe
       Solid-state Drive                                                II-36
      SanDisk Rolls Out Lightning® PCI Express Solid State
       Accelerator Cards                                                II-36
      Other World Computing Unveils OWC Mercury Accelsior               II-37
      Intel Launches 910 Series PCIe Solid State Drive                  II-37
      OCZ Technology Group Rolls Out Z-Drive R4 CloudServ PCI
       Express Flash Storage Solution                                   II-37
      Virident Systems Launches FlashMAX II PCIe Solid-State Drive      II-37
      Marvell Technology Group Introduces DragonFly Platform            II-37

  6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY                                           II-38
      SANDISK Takes Over Fusion-io                                      II-38
      Avago Technologies Takes Over LSI                                 II-38
      Violin Memory Inks Agreement with SK hynix                        II-38
      BiTMICRO® Selects RunCore for BiTMICROOnBoard™ Program            II-38
      Seagate Technology Enters into Partnership with Virident Systems  II-38
      Sonnet Technologies Upgrades Tempo™ SSD and Tempo SSD Pro PCIe
       SSD Cards                                                        II-38
      Western Digital Takes Over sTec                                   II-38
      Western Digital Takes Over Virident                               II-39
      NVM Express Work Group Introduces NVMe 1.1 Specification          II-39
      EMC to Integrate WarpDrive PCIe SSDs Range of LSI                 II-39
      Virident Systems Partners with Colfax International               II-39
      OCZ Technology Group Inks Distribution Agreement with SED
       International                                                    II-39
      Proximal Data Collaborates with Micron Technology                 II-39
      Nippon Rad Selects Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD of OCZ Technology Group
       for Pedicss PC Platform                                          II-39
      BiTMICRO® Develops maxIOPCIe SSD                                  II-40
      IBM Acquires Texas Memory Systems                                 II-40
      SanDisk Takes Over FlashSoft                                      II-40
      Micron Technology Acquires VirtenSys                              II-40
      OCZ Technology Group Takes Over SANRAD                            II-40
      LSI Acquires SandForce                                            II-40
      Dell Deploys Micron Technology's 2.5-Inch EnterprisePCIe SSD      II-40
      Avnet Embedded Extends Distribution Agreement with OCZ
       Technology Group                                                 II-40
      LSI Collaborates with Cisco and EMC                               II-41
      Texas Memory Systems Partners with NEVEX Virtual Technologies     II-41
      Cisco Enters into Partnership with Fusion-io                      II-41
      SanDisk Collaborates with Virident Systems                        II-41
      Teledyne Technologies Acquires LeCroy                             II-41

  7. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS                                            II-42
      BiTMICRO Networks, Inc. (USA)                                     II-42
      EMC Corporation (USA)                                             II-42
      Fujitsu Technology Solutions (Germany)                            II-42
      Foremay, Inc. (USA)                                               II-43
      HGST, Inc. (USA)                                                  II-43
      Intel Corporation (USA)                                           II-44
      IBM Corporation (USA)                                             II-44
      LSI Corporation (USA)                                             II-44
      Micron Technology, Inc. (USA)                                     II-45
      Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (USA)                               II-45
      OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (USA)                                  II-46
      RUNCORE Innovation Technology CO, LTD. (China)                    II-46
      SanDisk Corporation (USA)                                         II-46
       Fusion-io, Inc. (USA)                                            II-47
      SMART Modular Technologies (USA)                                  II-47
      Violin Memory, Inc. (USA)                                         II-47

  8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE                                          II-48
      Table 15: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
      PCIe SSD by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
      Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
      with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2014 Through
      2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                         II-48

      Table 16: World Historic Review for PCIe SSD by Geographic
      Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of
      World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Shipments in
      Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                                        II-49

      Table 17: World 11-Year Perspective for PCIe SSD Market by
      Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Annual Shipments
      for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World
      Markets for Years 2010, 2015, and 2020 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                                      II-50

      Table 18: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
      PCIe SSD Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
      Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                                      II-51

      Table 19: World Historic Review for PCIe SSD Market Analyzed
      with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2010
      through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                 II-52


 III. MARKET

  1. THE UNITED STATES                                                  III-1
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-1
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-1
        Product Launches                                                III-1
        Strategic Corporate Developments                                III-4
        Key Players                                                     III-7
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-13
        Table 20: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for PCIe
        SSD Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units
        for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-13

        Table 21: US Historic Review for PCIe SSD Market Analyzed
        with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2010
        through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-14

  2. CANADA                                                             III-15
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-15
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-15
        Strategic Corporate Development                                 III-15
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-15
        Table 22: Canada Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        PCIe SSD Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand
        Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-15

        Table 23: Canada Historic Review for PCIe SSD Market
        Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years
        2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)          III-16

  3. JAPAN                                                              III-17
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-17
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-17
        Strategic Corporate Development                                 III-17
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-17
        Table 24: Japan Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        PCIe SSD Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand
        Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-17

        Table 25: Japan Historic Review for PCIe SSD Market Analyzed
        with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2010
        through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-18

  4. EUROPE                                                             III-19
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-19
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-19
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-19
        Table 26: Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        PCIe SSD by Geographic Region/ Country - France, Germany,
        Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand
        Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-19

        Table 27: Europe Historic Review for PCIe SSD by Geographic
        Region/Country - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia
        and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with
        Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through
        2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                       III-20

        Table 28: Europe 11-Year Perspective for PCIe SSD Market by
        Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Annual
        Shipments for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and
        Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2010, 2015, and 2020
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-21

  4a. FRANCE                                                            III-22
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-22
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-22
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-22
        Table 29: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        PCIe SSD Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand
        Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-22

        Table 30: French Historic Review for PCIe SSD Market
        Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years
        2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)          III-23

  4b. GERMANY                                                           III-24
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-24
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-24
        Fujitsu Technology Solutions - A Key Player                     III-24
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-25
        Table 31: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        PCIe SSD Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand
        Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-25

        Table 32: German Historic Review for PCIe SSD Market
        Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years
        2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)          III-25

  4c. ITALY                                                             III-26
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-26
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-26
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-26
        Table 33: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        PCIe SSD Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand
        Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-26

        Table 34: Italian Historic Review for PCIe SSD Market
        Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years
        2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)          III-27

  4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM                                                III-28
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-28
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-28
        Strategic Corporate Development                                 III-28
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-28
        Table 35: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for PCIe
        SSD Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units
        for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-28

        Table 36: UK Historic Review for PCIe SSD Market Analyzed
        with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2010
        through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-29

  4e. SPAIN                                                             III-30
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-30
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-30
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-30
        Table 37: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        PCIe SSD Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand
        Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-30

        Table 38: Spanish Historic Review for PCIe SSD Market
        Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years
        2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)          III-31

  4f. RUSSIA                                                            III-32
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-32
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-32
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-32
        Table 39: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        PCIe SSD Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand
        Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-32

        Table 40: Russian Historic Review for PCIe SSD Market
        Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years
        2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)          III-33

  4g. REST OF EUROPE                                                    III-34
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-34
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-34
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-34
        Table 41: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for PCIe SSD Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments
        in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-34

        Table 42: Rest of Europe Historic Review for PCIe SSD Market
        Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years
        2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)          III-35

  5. ASIA-PACIFIC                                                       III-36
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-36
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-36
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-36
        Table 43: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for PCIe SSD by Geographic Region/Country - China
        and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with
        Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through
        2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                       III-36

        Table 44: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for PCIe SSD by
        Geographic Region/Country - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific
        Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Shipments in
        Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-37

        Table 45: Asia-Pacific 11-Year Perspective for PCIe SSD
        Market by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown
        of Annual Shipments for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific
        Markets for Years 2010, 2015, and 2020 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-38

  5a. CHINA                                                             III-39
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-39
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-39
        Product Launch                                                  III-39
        Runcore Innovation Technology Co, Ltd. - A Key Player           III-39
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-40
        Table 46: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        PCIe SSD Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand
        Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-40

        Table 47: Chinese Historic Review for PCIe SSD Market
        Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years
        2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)          III-41

  5b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC                                              III-42
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-42
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-42
        Product Launches                                                III-42
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-43
        Table 48: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for PCIe SSD Market Analyzed with Annual Unit
        Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-43

        Table 49: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for PCIe SSD
        Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for
        Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    III-44

  6. REST OF WORLD                                                      III-45
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-45
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-45
        Strategic Corporate Developments                                III-45
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-46
        Table 50: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for PCIe SSD Market Analyzed with Annual Unit
        Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-46

        Table 51: Rest of World Historic Review for PCIe SSD Market
        Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years
        2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)          III-47

 IV. COMPETITION
        1. Angelbird Technologies GmbH (Austria)                        IV-1
        2. Apacer Technology, Inc. (Taiwan)                             IV-2
        3. Apricorn, Inc. (USA)                                         IV-3
        4. ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. (Taiwan)                              IV-4
        5. BiTMICRO® Networks, Inc. (USA)                               IV-5
        6. Biwin Storage Technology Ltd. (China)                        IV-5
        7. DDRdrive LLC (USA)                                           IV-6
        8. Dell, Inc. (USA)                                             IV-7
        9. Dolphin Interconnect Solutions AS (Norway)                   IV-8
       10. EMC Corporation (USA)                                        IV-9
       11. Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (USA)                    IV-10
       12. Foremay, Inc. (USA)                                          IV-11
       13. Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH (Germany)                  IV-12
       14. Hewlett-Packard Company (USA)                                IV-13
       15. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. - Enterprise Business (China)  IV-15
       16. IBM Corporation (USA)                                        IV-16
       17. Intel Corporation (USA)                                      IV-18
       18. Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (Bermuda)                      IV-20
       19. MemoRight Corporation (Taiwan)                               IV-21
       20. Micron Technology, Inc. (USA)                                IV-22
       21. Netlist, Inc. (USA)                                          IV-23
       22. OCZ Storage Solutions, Inc. (USA)                            IV-24
       23. Oracle Corporation (USA)                                     IV-25
       24. Other World Computing (OWC) (USA)                            IV-26
       25. PhotoFast Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)                                 IV-27
       26. Ramaxel Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. (China)              IV-27
       27. RunCore Innovation Technology Co., Ltd. (China)              IV-28
       28. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Korea)                        IV-29
       29. SanDisk Corporation (USA)                                    IV-30
       30. Seagate Technology LLC (USA)                                 IV-31
       31. Shenzhen KingSpec Electronics Technology Co., Ltd. (China)   IV-31
       32. SK Hynix, Inc. (Korea)                                       IV-32
       33. SMART Modular Technologies (USA)                             IV-33
       34. Sonnet Technologies, Inc. (USA)                              IV-33
       35. Super Talent Technology Corporation (USA)                    IV-34
       36. Western Digital® Corporation (USA)                           IV-35
            HGST, Inc. (USA)                                            IV-35


 IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

     Total Companies Profiled: 36 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 37)

     The United States (23)
     Europe (3)
     - Germany (1)
     - Rest of Europe (2)
     Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (11)

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