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London, United Kingdom, 2007/08/01 - Report Buyer, the online destination for business intelligence for major industry sectors, has added a new report which forecasts that the flash memory market is all set to see the fastest growth in the semiconductor sector.
“Worldwide Flash Memory Market” finds that the massive use of portable iPods, and cellular phones, as well as other electronic devices will contribute to the surge in sales of flash memory chips. The report bases its predictions on available data such as the finding that over 1.2 billion handsets are expected to be sold worldwide this year alone.
There are two architectures within the flash memory market- NOR and NAND, and the new study includes revenue and shipment projections for both these architectures. It documents that in 2005, NAND revenues eclipsed the sales of NOR revenues for the first time. The growth in NAND sales is linked to the fact that these type of chips are now used in cellular phones while in the past it was almost exclusively NOR chips that were used to populate the phones.
The traditional market for Flash Memory is its use in Personal Computers (PC). Authors of the report say that with the recent release of Microsoft Vista, this market gets a further boost. The new Operating System supports two new flash memory schemes, ReadyBoost and ReadyDrive. Similarly Intel is also supporting flash memory architecture as it has in its armoury Turbo Memory, which is also called Robson Cache. The technology uses NAND flash memory to reduce the time it takes for a computer to power up, access programs, and write data to the hard drive. In addition, solid state drives using flash memory and hybrid hard drives (HHD) using flash memory caches are beginning to appear in PCs as well ensuring that flash memory is vastly used with or within the PC in the foreseeable future.
The study provides an overview on the various applications and devices that use Flash Memory and also those that will use the chips in the future, with sales projections for all of these. The report also profiles the various flash memory vendors, their upcoming technology changes and fabrication plant production plans.
“Worldwide Flash Memory Market” is available from Report Buyer. For more information, please visit the website.
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