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Micron Talks about its NAND Flash at the Raymond James 34th Annual Institutional Investors Conference

Published on March 20, 2013, in FAB.

The NAND space quickly starting to consolidate. There were basically four players that had the technology or still developing the technology Micron, Samsung, Hynix and a combination Toshiba and SanDisk. So over 30 years. We finally seem like we’re down to a consolidated basis where supply for the last two to three year has been

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Low Cost Tablets Increases Forecast

Published on March 14, 2013, in Tablets.

International Data Corporation (IDC) increased today its 2013 forecast for the worldwide tablet market to 190.9 million, up from its previous forecast of 172.4 million units as they  predicted surge of smaller, lower-priced Tablets. The forecast Increase in tablet shipments have been made throughout the forecast period with an average increase of 11% between 2013 and 2016.

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Apple’s India Smartphone Market Share Surges

Published on February 19, 2013, in Smartphone.

While Apple faces growth and heightened competition in its core smartphone market in the last few months. Apple is increasing penetration into emerging markets like India. The company only recently increased its sales force in India where it already has a top-of-the-mind brand recall. The emerging markets such as China (deal with China Mobile (CHL)) and India present a great opportunity for

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Hynix Overtakes Micron’s NAND Flash Market Share as Micron Hit by Manufacturing Glitch

Published on February 18, 2013, in Market Share.

The NAND Flash market in 2012 was full of turbulence, the year started with a pricing free fall and extreme over supply that seems like nothing can stop it and then Toshiba made the bold move of cutting it’s Flash production by 30 percent healing the NAND market but also losing, for the first time, it’s

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Smartphones to Consume Most Flash in 2013

Published on February 14, 2013, in Market Share.

Cellphones will become the single biggest repository for Flash memory by product category this year, According to a report published by IHS iSuppli. Calling its forecast “another sign of the pre-eminent position smartphones now hold in the global technology market,” IHS predicted that cellphones of all types will represent 24.6 percent of worldwide NAND Flash

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Samsung See the Fastest Growth out of all Tablets

Following our recent post report – Apple Losses Large Tablet Market Share to Android in 3Q12, International Data Corporation (IDC), released today their Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, showing, Worldwide tablet shipments totaled 27.8 million units in the third quarter of 2012 (3Q12), growing 49.5% year over year in 3Q12 and 6.7% over the second quarter of 2012. Android shipments surged during

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Top NAND Makers Plan to Raise Prices

Published on September 21, 2012, in NAND Prices.

NAND Flash memory production cutbacks made few months ago by Toshiba, Samsung and SK Hynix finally shows its toll as Flash supply becomes tight. Over the last quarter Flash prices stabilized however ahead of end-of-the-year sales and new key product launch, Flash makers see limited Flash supply and with it an opportunity to raise NAND prices. The 4 leading NAND flash

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Tablet Sales Continue to Soar

IDC updated its worldwide Media Tablet forecast on projected fourth quarter strong demand and expected new key product launches. International Data Corporation (IDC) increase its forecast by 9 percent from 107.4 to 117.1 million units for the whole year. The firm also revised upward its 2013 forecast number by14 percent from 142.8 to 165.9 million units. And expects that in just 4

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Western Digital is Looking into Buying OCZ Technology

Published on September 4, 2012, in Rumor.

Following the recent rumors of Seagate looking into acquisition of OCZ Technology a leading SSD and Flash Memory maker, StorageLook sources exclusivity reveal, that for the past couple of weeks, Western Digital officials have been looking into a possible acquisition of OCZ. Western Digital is the world’s largest HDD maker with market share of 47 percent worldwide. For years both

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How Much Can We Trust the Flash Memory Market Share Data ?

Published on August 17, 2012, in Market Share, Tablets.

To better analyze the NAND market we keep close track at the main product, companies and markets that consume NAND in their products. Out of which the most influential category is the mobile OS used in Smartphones and Tablets. Together they consume the largest chunk of the NAND market and out of which Apple and Samsung enjoy an almost duopoly status. A

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