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Flash Memory Market to 2020 - Heading Towards a Solid Recovery Driven by Sales Growth of Tablet PCs, Smart Phones and Digital Cameras

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Flash Memory Market to 2020 - Heading Towards a Solid Recovery Driven by Sales Growth of Tablet PCs, Smart Phones and Digital Cameras Summary GBI Research's “Flash Memory Market to 2020 - Heading Towards a Solid Recovery Driven by Sales Growth of Tablet PCs, Smart Phones and Digital Cameras” analyzes the Global Flash memory Industry. Flash memory is a non-volatile computer storage technology primarily used in memory cards, USB flash drives, and solid-state drives for general storage. Scope - Key countries such as China, Taiwan and South Korea covered for the report - Thorough Qualitative analysis of the market - PESTLE Analysis, Market Drivers, restraints, Porter's Five Forces Model - Annualized sale volume and sales revenue data of key semiconductor devices from 2004 to 2009 - Annualized sale volume and sales revenue data forecast forward to 11 years to 2020 - Market share data of key market segments for the base year 2009 - Comprehensive Supply Chain analysis - Comprehensive Profiles of Key Players Reasons to buy - Develop business strategies from the market size and growth data given for global Flash memory market - Understand the competitors operating in the Flash memory market - Devise revenue growth strategy from the market share data - Devise product, sales and marketing strategies from the PESTLE And Porter's Five Forces Analyses - Identify key growth markets for your products from the country-wise market statistics

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									         Flash Memory Market to 2020 - Heading Towards a Solid
           Recovery Driven by Sales Growth of Tablet PCs, Smart
                       Phones and Digital Cameras
    Reference Code: GBISC006MR                                                                                                             Publication Date: November 2010

                                    Sales Growth of Portable Devices Such As Smart Phones, iPhones and iPads Will Boost
                                    NAND Flash Revenue
   Smart Phones and
   Consumer electronic              Substantial sales growth of portable products, especially smart phones, iPhones, iPads and other
   devices will be the major        media players have been increasing flash memory consumption and its sales revenue. Smart
   demand driver of Flash           phone sales volume is expected to reach 500 million in 2014. Apple alone is the biggest consumer
   memory.                          of NAND flash memories accounting for 33% of the overall consumption. Apple’s most popular
                                    segments such as iPods, iPhones and iPads are already a big hit throughout the globe. NAND
                                    flash memories will remain the most sought after devices for storage purposes in smart phones.

                                     NAND flash Revenues from Smart Phones($m), 2008-2015

                                                                                      1,400



                                                                                      1,200
                                          NAND Flash Revenue from Smart Phones ($m)




                                                                                      1,000



                                                                                       800



                                                                                       600



                                                                                       400



                                                                                       200



                                                                                         0
                                                                                              2008   2009     2010       2011       2012       2013       2014       2015


                                     Source: GBI Research



                                    NAND Memory is Projected to Replace Other Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) and NOR Memories
                                    NAND flash memory is expected to gain a greater market share in the memory market. With the
                                    advances in technology and reduction in the form factor, NAND flash memories are projected to
                                    replace other Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) and NOR memories. Process improvements have made it
                                    possible to economically scale down flash to smaller dimensions enabling storage of more bits on
                                    the same chip. The faster read/write capability, increasing storage space and decreasing price of
                                    NAND flash memory is driving its penetration into HDD and NOR memory markets.




Flash Memory Market to 2020 - Heading Towards a Solid                                                                                         GBISC006MR /Published NOV 2010
Recovery Driven by Sales Growth of Tablet PCs, Smart Phones
and Digital Cameras                                                                                                                                                         Page 1
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                                    Flash Demand in Consumer Electronics is Expected to have Accelerated Growth from 2010
                                    Onwards
                                    The rising demand for consumer electronics such as digital cameras, iPads and MP3 players is
                                    expected to drive the growth of flash memory. The consumer electronics market experienced a
                                    slump in 2009 due to the global recession, but this trend has reversed with improving sales of
                                    LCDs, digital set top boxes and so on. Flash memory is also an important component in other
                                    consumer electronic devices such as DVD players, MP3 players, personal digital assistants (PDAs)
                                    and global positioning systems (GPS).
                                    Increasing Capabilities of Multimedia Devices Demanding More Storage Space Leading to a
                                    Challenge for Superior Technology Nodes
                                    The increasing demand for more storage space in multimedia devices and mobile phones will boost
                                    the sales of flash memory. The advancement in semiconductor technology is already enabling
                                    storage of more bits per cell. Also, Apple’s iPhone4 is expected to motivate other smart phone
                                    manufacturers to increase memory in their smart phones as well. According to industry experts
                                    flash memory will replace magnetic and optical media storage devices in the near future.
                                    Upcoming Technologies Such As Programmable Metallization Cell (PMC), Posing Threat to
                                    Flash Memories
                                    The feature size of flash memory cells is about to reach the minimum possible limit and any further
                                    flash density increases can only be possible by using greater levels of Multi-Level Cell (MLC), 3D
                                    stacking of transistors and other process improvements. Even with these advances the economic
                                    viability of driving flash to smaller dimensions is virtually impossible. Flash faces a potential threat
                                    from promising new technologies such as Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (FeRAM),
                                    Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory(MRAM), Phase Change Memory (PCM) and other
                                    technologies which are under investigation and development. Of all those listed Programmable
                                    Metallization Cell (PMC) is claimed to be much cheaper and efficient compared to flash memory.
                                    These devices can be scaled to sizes much smaller than flash and are based on a new technology
                                    that combines longer lifetimes, lower power and better memory density.




Flash Memory Market to 2020 - Heading Towards a Solid                                                     GBISC006MR /Published NOV 2010
Recovery Driven by Sales Growth of Tablet PCs, Smart Phones
and Digital Cameras                                                                                                                    Page 2
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                                    1         Table of Contents
                                    1   Table of Contents ........................................................................................................................ 3
                                        1.1    List of Tables..................................................................................................................... 6
                                        1.2    List of Figures ................................................................................................................... 7
                                    2   Introduction.................................................................................................................................. 8
                                        2.1    GBI Research Report Guidance ....................................................................................... 8
                                    3   Flash Memory – An Introduction.................................................................................................. 9
                                        3.1    Flash Memory – A Bird’s Eye View ................................................................................... 9
                                        3.2    Types ................................................................................................................................ 9
                                           3.2.1     NAND ........................................................................................................................ 9
                                           3.2.2     NOR .......................................................................................................................... 9
                                           3.2.3     NAND flash in Comparison with NOR flash ............................................................. 10
                                        3.3    Application Range........................................................................................................... 11
                                        3.4    Flash Memory Market – Overview .................................................................................. 11
                                           3.4.1     Overview ................................................................................................................. 11
                                           3.4.2     Existing Technologies and Trends........................................................................... 11
                                           3.4.3     Opportunities and Forecasts.................................................................................... 12
                                    4   Global Flash Memory Market..................................................................................................... 13
                                        4.1    Key Growth Drivers......................................................................................................... 13
                                           4.1.1     Strong Growth of Smart Phones Fuelling the Flash Memory Demand .................... 13
                                           4.1.2     Apple’s iPhones and iPads to Boost the Overall NAND Growth .............................. 15
                                           4.1.3     SSDs – A Prominent Growth Driver for NAND Memories........................................ 16
                                           4.1.4     Increased Storage Space of Flash Memories Has Led to Wide Application Range 17
                                        4.2    Key Growth Restraints .................................................................................................... 17
                                           4.2.1     Technology Limitations ............................................................................................ 17
                                           4.2.2     Flash Memories Cost More Compared To HDDs Which Impeding Its Sales Revenue
                                                      ................................................................................................................................ 17
                                           4.2.3     High Fabrication Costs Impede Technology Innovations......................................... 17
                                        4.3    Key Industry Challenges ................................................................................................. 18
                                           4.3.1     Flash Memory Demand Expected to Outgrow Supply. ............................................ 18
                                           4.3.2     Extreme Price Volatility............................................................................................ 19
                                           4.3.3     Programmable Metallization Cell (PMC) – An Upcoming Threat to Flash ............... 19
                                           4.3.4     Cyclical Pattern of the Semiconductor Industry ....................................................... 19
                                           4.3.5     Stiff Competition ...................................................................................................... 20
                                    5   Porter’s Five Forces Analysis .................................................................................................... 21
                                        5.1    Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 21
                                        5.2    Threat of New Entrants ................................................................................................... 21
                                        5.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers........................................................................................ 22
                                        5.4    Bargaining Power of Buyers............................................................................................ 22
                                        5.5    Availability of Substitutes ................................................................................................ 22
                                        5.6    Competitive Rivalry ......................................................................................................... 22
                                    6   Global Flash Memory Industry– PEST Analysis ........................................................................ 23
                                        6.1    Political Factors............................................................................................................... 23
                                           6.1.1     Tax Policies ............................................................................................................. 23
                                           6.1.2     Employment Laws ................................................................................................... 23
                                        6.2    Economic Factors ........................................................................................................... 24
                                           6.2.1     Economic Growth trends ......................................................................................... 24
                                           6.2.2     Interest Rates .......................................................................................................... 26
                                           6.2.3     Exchange Rates ...................................................................................................... 27
                                           6.2.4     Inflation Rates.......................................................................................................... 28
                                        6.3    Social Factors ................................................................................................................. 28
                                           6.3.1     Demographics ......................................................................................................... 28
                                        6.4    Technology Factors ........................................................................................................ 29
                                           6.4.1     Emerging Technologies ........................................................................................... 29


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                                          6.4.2    R&D Activity............................................................................................................. 29
                                    7  Supply Chain Analysis............................................................................................................... 30
                                       7.1    Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 30
                                          7.1.1    Design ..................................................................................................................... 30
                                          7.1.2    Manufacturing.......................................................................................................... 31
                                          7.1.3    Distribution............................................................................................................... 31
                                    8 Global Flash Memory Market Sizing and Forecast on the Basis of End Users.......................... 32
                                       8.1    Overview ......................................................................................................................... 32
                                       8.2    Global Flash Memory, Market Share Analysis, 2009 ...................................................... 33
                                       8.3    Global Flash Memory-Revenue Forecasts...................................................................... 34
                                       8.4    Global Flash Memory- Volume Forecasts ....................................................................... 36
                                       8.5    Global Flash Memory Average Selling Price ($) Forecast .............................................. 37
                                    9 Global Flash Memory Market Forecast based on Region.......................................................... 39
                                       9.1    Geographic Analysis ....................................................................................................... 39
                                          9.1.1    Overview ................................................................................................................. 39
                                       9.2    North America Flash Market Sizing and Forecasts ......................................................... 40
                                       9.3    Latin America Flash Market Sizing and Forecasts .......................................................... 41
                                       9.4    Europe Flash Market Sizing and Forecasts .................................................................... 42
                                       9.5    Asia Pacific Flash Market Sizing and Forecasts ............................................................. 43
                                       9.6    Middle East and Africa Flash Market Sizing and Forecasts ............................................ 44
                                       9.7    Japan Flash Market Sizing and Forecasts ...................................................................... 45
                                    10 NAND ........................................................................................................................................ 46
                                       10.1 Overview ......................................................................................................................... 46
                                       10.2 End User Analysis........................................................................................................... 46
                                       10.3 Consumption Based on NAND Flash Types ................................................................... 47
                                       10.4 Forecasts and Trends ..................................................................................................... 48
                                       10.5 Competitive Landscape .................................................................................................. 50
                                    11 NOR Flash Memory................................................................................................................... 52
                                       11.1 Overview ......................................................................................................................... 52
                                       11.2 End User Analysis........................................................................................................... 52
                                       11.3 Consumption Based on NOR Flash Types ..................................................................... 53
                                       11.4 Forecasts and Trends ..................................................................................................... 53
                                       11.5 Competitive Landscape .................................................................................................. 55
                                    12 Global Flash Memory Market, Key Players ............................................................................... 57
                                       12.1 Global Flash Memory Market, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd ......................................... 57
                                          12.1.1 Samsung Electronics – Key information .................................................................. 57
                                          12.1.2 Samsung Electronics – Overview ............................................................................ 57
                                          12.1.3 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd – Major Products and Services................................. 59
                                          12.1.4 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd – SWOT Analysis ..................................................... 61
                                          12.1.5 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd – Strengths ............................................................... 61
                                          12.1.6 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd – Weaknesses .......................................................... 63
                                          12.1.7 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd – Opportunities ......................................................... 63
                                          12.1.8 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd – Threats .................................................................. 64
                                       12.2 Global Flash Memory Market, Intel Corporation.............................................................. 65
                                          12.2.1 Intel Corporation – Key Information ......................................................................... 65
                                          12.2.2 Intel Corporation – Overview ................................................................................... 65
                                          12.2.3 Intel Corporation – Major Products and Services .................................................... 67
                                          12.2.4 Intel Corporation – SWOT analysis ......................................................................... 68
                                          12.2.5 Intel Corporation – Strengths................................................................................... 68
                                          12.2.6 Intel Corporation – Weaknesses.............................................................................. 69
                                          12.2.7 Intel Corporation – Opportunities............................................................................. 70
                                          12.2.8 Intel Corporation – Threats ...................................................................................... 71
                                       12.3 Global Flash Memory Market, Hynix Semiconductor Inc. ............................................... 72
                                          12.3.1 Hynix Semiconductor Inc. – Key Information ........................................................... 72
                                          12.3.2 Hynix Semiconductor Inc. – Overview ..................................................................... 72

Flash Memory Market to 2020 - Heading Towards a Solid                                                                                 GBISC006MR /Published NOV 2010
Recovery Driven by Sales Growth of Tablet PCs, Smart Phones
and Digital Cameras                                                                                                                                                          Page 4
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                                          12.3.3 Hynix Semiconductor Inc. – Major Products and Services ...................................... 73
                                          12.3.4 Hynix Semiconductor Inc. – SWOT analysis ........................................................... 73
                                          12.3.5 Hynix Semiconductor Inc. – Strengths..................................................................... 74
                                          12.3.6 Hynix Semiconductor Inc. – Weaknesses ............................................................... 74
                                          12.3.7 Hynix Semiconductor Inc. – Opportunities............................................................... 75
                                          12.3.8 Hynix Semiconductor Inc. – Threats........................................................................ 75
                                       12.4 Global Flash Memory Market, Micron Technology, Inc. .................................................. 76
                                          12.4.1 Micron Technology, Inc. – Key Information ............................................................. 76
                                          12.4.2 Micron Technology, Inc. – Overview........................................................................ 76
                                          12.4.3 Micron Technology, Inc. – Major Products and Services ......................................... 77
                                          12.4.4 Micron Technology, Inc. – SWOT Analysis ............................................................. 78
                                          12.4.5 Micron Technology, Inc. – Strengths ....................................................................... 78
                                          12.4.6 Micron Technology, Inc. – Weaknesses .................................................................. 78
                                          12.4.7 Micron Technology, Inc. – Opportunities ................................................................. 79
                                          12.4.8 Micron Technology, Inc. – Threats .......................................................................... 80
                                       12.5 Global Flash Memory Market, Spansion Inc. .................................................................. 80
                                          12.5.1 Spansion Inc- Key Information................................................................................. 80
                                          12.5.2 Spansion Inc –Overview .......................................................................................... 80
                                          12.5.3 Spansion Inc – Major Products and Services .......................................................... 82
                                          12.5.4 Spansion Inc- SWOT Analysis................................................................................. 82
                                          12.5.5 Spansion Inc. - Strengths ........................................................................................ 82
                                          12.5.6 Spansion Inc. - Weaknesses ................................................................................... 83
                                          12.5.7 Spansion Inc. - Opportunities .................................................................................. 84
                                          12.5.8 Spansion Inc. - Threats ........................................................................................... 84
                                       12.6 Global Flash Memory Market, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. ............... 85
                                          12.6.1 Toshiba America Electronic Components – Key Information................................... 85
                                          12.6.2 Toshiba America Electronic Components – Overview............................................. 85
                                          12.6.3 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. – Major Products and Services ...... 87
                                          12.6.4 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. – SWOT Analysis ........................... 89
                                          12.6.5 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. – Strengths..................................... 89
                                          12.6.6 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. – Weaknesses ............................... 90
                                          12.6.7 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. – Opportunities............................... 90
                                          12.6.8 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. – Threats........................................ 91
                                    13 Appendix ................................................................................................................................... 92
                                       13.1 About GBI Research ....................................................................................................... 92
                                       13.2 Market Definitions ........................................................................................................... 92
                                          13.2.1 Product Types Covered........................................................................................... 92
                                          13.2.2 Geographies Covered ............................................................................................. 92
                
								
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