This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Advanced Solid-State Memory Systems in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2018. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 58 companies including many key and niche players such as -
Adesto Technologies Corporation, Inc.
Crocus Technology SA
Everspin Technologies, Inc.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations Disclaimers I-2 Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Current & Future Analysis Solid-State Drives Expected to Gain Wider Dominance in Storage Market Market Demand Driving Developments in Advanced Solid-State Memory Systems Phase Change RAM Holds Potential in Replacing Flash Memory II-2 2. DIGITAL MEDIA STORAGE – AN OVERVIEW II-3 5 Digital Media Storage Devices: A Definition II-3 Types of Digital Media Storage Devices II-3 Optical Media Storage Devices II-3 CDs II-3 Digital Video/Versatile Disc (DVD) II-3 Blu-Ray Disks II-3 Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) II-4 Solid State Drives (SSDs) II-4 USB Flash Drives II-4 Features & Benefits II-5 Convenience & Efficiency II-5 Safety of Data II-5 Dense Storage II-5 Software Portability II-6 Easy Interface II-6 Lesser Power Consumption II-6 Ready–to–Use II-6 Disadvantages II-6 Issues with Data Fragmentation II-6 Quality Control Issues II-7 Memory Cards II-7 3. TRENDS IN DIGITAL MEDIA STORAGE II-8 9 Digital Age Drives Demand for Storage II-8 st Generation Digital Media Storage Give Way to Newer Solutions II-8 Modern Day Storage Issues II-8 Solid-State Storage Media: The Next Generation of Storage II-9 Flash Based SSDs – The Most Popular SSDs II-9 SSDs – Will They Replace HDDs? II-0 USB Flash Drives: Market Overview II-0 USB Flash Drives Usher in the Era of Smart Storage II-0 Table : US Market for USB Flash Drives (20): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II- Table 2: Enterprise Uses of USB Flash Drives: Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume of Stored Data by Nature of Information (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II- PCs with USB Ports as a Standard Feature Drive Demand for USB Flash Drives II-2 Demand for Secure USB Flash Drives to Surge II-2 Memory Power Enhancements: The Saga Continues II-2 USB 3.0 – Technology of the Future II-3 SD Memory Card – The Preferred Form Factor for Memory Card II-3 Advancements in NAND Technology Broaden Scope for SD Cards II-3 Low Priced and High Capacity Small Form Factor to Facilitate Growth II-4 Geographical Variations in SD Memory Card Market II-4 Table 3: Global Secure Digital (SD) Memory Cards Market (200-202): Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5 Growing Uptake of Smartphones Facilitating Growth of SD Memory Cards Market II-5 SSDs to Increasingly Gain Mileage in Storage Market II-6 4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-7 7 An Introduction II-7 Existing Solid-State Memory Technologies II-7 Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) II-7 Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) II-7 FLASH Memory II-8 Comparison between SRAM, DRAM, and Flash Memory II-8 Limitations of Existing Memory Technologies II-9 Advanced Solid-State Non-Volatile Random Access Memory II-9 Key Advanced Solid-State RAM Technologies II-9 Phase Change Random Access Memory (PRAM) II-9 Magneto-Resistive Random Access Memory (MRAM) II-20 Resistive Random Access Memory (RRAM) II-20 Comparative Analysis II-2 Comparison between PRAM, MRAM/STT-MRAM, and RRAM/Memristor II-2 Applications II-2 Storage Class Memory II-2 Smart Airbags II-22 RFID Systems II-22 Mobile Phones II-23 5. PRODUCT/TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCTIONS II-24 Micron Technology Unveils RealSSD™ C400 mSATA SSD for Ultrathin Laptops II-24 Texas Instruments Rolls Out PMICs for Solid-State Drives II-24 SeaChange International Launches MediaServer 200XD Broadcast Video Servers II-24 Texas Memory Systems Launches RamSan-720 Flash Storage System II-25 OCZ Technology Group Unveils Talos 2 SAS 6G SSD Series II-25 OCZ Technology Group Introduces RevoDrive 3 Max IOPS Series II-25 MOSAID Technologies Introduces 256GB HLNAND™2 Flash Memory Chip II-26 Plextor Unveils True Speed M2P Series SSD II-26 Kingston Digital Europe Unveils Kingston SSDNow KC00 Solid State Drive II-26 Intel Rolls Out New Range of 70 Series Solid State Drives II-27 Texas Memory Systems Launches RamSan-80 SAN Flash System II-27 Samsung Electronics Unveils New Range of 830 Series Internal Solid State Drives II-27 OCZ Technology Group Unveils Deneva 2 SSD Series for Enterprise Clients II-28 Corsair Memory Launches Force Series SSDs with Non-Standard Capacity II-28 SanDisk Unveils Two New Solid–State Drives for Ultra-Thin Notebooks and Tablets II-28 Integrated Silicon Solution Launches IS64WV2566EDBLL Asynchronous SRAM II-28 Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing Launches XMC-552 SSD Card II-29 SMART Launches XceedIOPS SAS SSD Enterprise Storage Device II-29 Iomega Introduces Solid State Drives for Consumers and SMBs II-30 Micron Technology Launches New RealSSD P300 Solid-State Drives II-30 Virident Systems Introduces tachIOn Solid State Disk II-3 Patriot Memory Rolls Out Zephyr Series II-3 TDK Introduces SHG2A Series SSD Modules II-32 Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Unveils Ultrastar SSD400S Series II-32 Texas Memory Systems Unveils RamSan-6200 SSD System II-32 Samsung Electronics Launches New SSDs II-33 G-Technology Introduces Range of External Solid-State Drives II-33 Texas Memory Systems Launches RamSan-20 II-34 SanDisk Introduces G3 Solid-State Drive Series II-34 6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-35 8 Micron Technology Signs Agreements with Intel II-35 Micron Technology and Xilinx Demonstrate FPGA Interfacing with RLDRAM 3 Memory II-35 Apple Purchases Anobit Technologies II-35 SanDisk Takes Over Pliant Technology II-36 LSI Acquires SandForce II-36 Western Digital Signs Agreement to Take Over Hitachi Global Storage Technologies II-36 Seagate Technology Acquires HDD Business of Samsung Electronics II-36 OCZ Technology Group to Acquire UK Design Team of PLX Technology II-37 STEC Signs Distribution Agreement with Newtech II-37 Silicon Storage Technology Inks Design Partnership Agreement with INSIDE Secure II-38 QLogic Collaborates with Texas Memory Systems II-38 Greenliant Systems Obtains Membership in Intel Embedded Alliance II-38 Micron Technology and DSI Ink Agreement to Develop STT-MRAM II-39 Micron Technology and Intel Establish IM Flash Singapore II-39 Texas Memory Systems Inks Distribution Agreement with IDS and Vanrise Solutions II-39 Greenliant Systems Purchases Select Assets of Microchip Technology II-40 OCZ Technology Group Enters into Partnership with Dynamite Data II-40 Samsung Electronics Inks Collaboration Agreement with Anobit II-40 Texas Memory Systems Becomes Member of Linux Foundation II-4 Violin Memory Signs Strategic Partnership with Toshiba II-4 ROHM Signs License Agreement with MoSys for T-SRAM Technology II-4 Nanosys and Sematech Enter into Partnership II-4 Western Digital Acquires SiliconSystems II-42 Samsung Electronics Enters into Partnership with Numonyx II-42 7. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-43 6 4DS, Inc. (US) II-43 Adesto Technologies Corporation, Inc. (US) II-43 Crocus Technology SA (France) II-43 Everspin Technologies, Inc. (US) II-44 Grandis, Inc. (US) II-44 Intel Corporation (US) II-44 LSI Corporation (US) II-45 Micromem Technologies, Inc. (Canada) II-45 Nantero, Inc. (US) II-45 NVE Corporation (US) II-46 OCZ Technology Group, Inc (US) II-46 Ramtron International Corporation (US) II-46 Samsung Semiconductor (South Korea) II-47 SK Hynix Semiconductor Inc (South Korea) II-47 Thin Film Electronics ASA (Norway) II-47 Toshiba Corporation (Japan) II-48 8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-49 Table 4: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Advanced Solid-State Memory Systems by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 208 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49 Table 5: World 0-Year Perspective for Advanced Solid-State Memory Systems by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2009, 202, and 208 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50 III. MARKET 4 . THE UNITED STATES III- 9 A. Market Analysis III- Overview of Semiconductor Industry III- Product/Technology Introductions III- 8 Strategic Corporate Developments III-9 6 Key Players III-5 4 $25 B. Market Analytics III-9 Table 6: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Advanced Solid-State Memory Systems with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 208 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9 2. CANADA III-20 2 A. Market Analysis III-20 Overview of Semiconductor Industry III-20 Key Player III-20 B. Market Analytics III-2 Table 7: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Advanced Solid-State Memory Systems with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 208 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2 3. JAPAN III-22 4 A. Market Analysis III-22 Evolution of the Japanese Semiconductor Industry III-22 Current Market Scenario III-22 Product Launch III-23 Strategic Corporate Developments III-23 Key Players III-24 B. Market Analytics III-25 Table 8: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Advanced Solid-State Memory Systems with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 208 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25 4. EUROPE III-26 4 A. Market Analysis III-26 Overview of Semiconductor Industry III-26 Product Launch III-26 Strategic Corporate Development III-27 Key Players III-27 2 B. Market Analytics III-29 Table 9: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Advanced Solid-State Memory Systems with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 208 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29 5. CHINA III-30 2 A. Market Analysis III-30 A Rapidly Growing Regional Semiconductor Market III-30 B. Market Analytics III-3 Table 0: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Advanced Solid-State Memory Systems with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 208 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3 6. SOUTH KOREA III-32 4 A. Market Analysis III-32 Overview of Semiconductor Industry III-32 Trade Scenario III-32 Product/Technology Introductions III-33 Strategic Corporate Development III-33 Key Players III-34 B. Market Analytics III-35 Table : South Korean Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Advanced Solid-State Memory Systems with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 208 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35 7. REST OF WORLD III-36 6 A. Market Analysis III-36 Overview of Indian Semiconductor Industry III-36 Market Prospects III-37 SD Card Market in India – An Overview III-37 India, a Lucrative Market for SD Memory Card Manufacturers III-37 Mobile Phones and Digital Cameras Driving SD Card Sales III-38 Table 2: Indian Consumer Storage Device Devices (20): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by Categories - Flash Cards, Flash Drives and External HDDs (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38 Product/Technology Introductions III-38 Strategic Corporate Developments III-39 2 B. Market Analytics III-4 Table 3: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Advanced Solid-State Memory Systems with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 208 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 68 Total Companies Profiled: 58 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 66) Region/Country Players The United States 44 Canada 2 Japan 7 Europe 9 France 2 The United Kingdom 2 Rest of Europe 5 Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 4