Global 3D NAND Flash Market 2015-2019

November 11, 2015

Market outlook and forecast for 3D NAND

To analyze the market opportunity in the 3D NAND flash, Technavio’s market research analysts have considered unit shipments made to the manufacturers of smartphones, tablets, PCs, notebooks, smartcards, universal serial bus (USB), MP3s, and SSDs. As per the research forecast, the global 3D NAND Flash market is estimated to reach close to 9 billion in terms of unit sales by 2019.

The primary customers for 3D NANDs are original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of electronics consumer products and manufacturers of enterprise devices such as servers. SSD based on the 3D architecture is more reliable, efficient, and consumes low power. Therefore, its adoption is increasing in the enterprise servers segment as well.

Market segmentation by end-user products

  • Mobile devices
  • Enterprise equipment
  • Others

Smartphones and notebooks no longer use hard disk drives (HDD) for data storage. Flash memory is more prevalent as it is resistive to vibrations. In the future, the mobile device segment of this market will be driven by large file uploading capabilities, and the ability to stream videos on the net through these smart devices.

Global 3D NAND flash market by geography

  • APAC
  • Americas
  • EMEA

In 2014, the unit consumption of the Americas was lower than that of the APAC region because of fewer electronic device manufacturers in this geography. However, the market has picked up significant traction, and it is predicted to witness a market growth rate of over 91% until 2019.

Competitive landscape of the 3D NAND flash market

With the advancement in NAND flash technology to 3D NAND, OEMs are expected to launch many products using 3D NAND. For instance, Apple is expected to launch a new model in its MacBook series that will be using Samsung 3D V-NAND for data storage. Many other market vendors are expected to foray into the market with similar offerings during the forecast period.

  • Intel
  • Micron
  • Samsung
  • Toshiba

Key questions answered in the report

  • What are the key factors driving the 3D NAND flash market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the 3D NAND flash market?
  • What are the various opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the 3D NAND flash market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares for EMEA, APAC, and Americas?
  • Key outcome of the five forces analysis on the 3D NAND flash market?
  • Growth forecast of the 3D NAND flash market until 2019?

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