Flash and XPoint Memory Applications and Markets 2016-2022
|発行||WebFeet Research, Inc.||商品コード||324908|
|出版日||ページ情報||英文 353 Pages
|フラッシュ・XPointメモリアプリケーションと市場：2016年〜2022年 Flash and XPoint Memory Applications and Markets 2016-2022|
|出版日: 2018年03月31日||ページ情報: 英文 353 Pages||
How Flash and Persistent Memory Improve the Intelligent Processing of the Internet of Things (IoT), Edge and Data Center Computing. NVRAM / XPoint impacts on Flash and DRAM Consumption in 2019 and beyond.
The exponential growth of information is being driven by the expansion of the Internet-of-Things and edge computing. WebFeet Research recognizes that the magnitude of processing and storing the ever expanding information stream will, at some point, end in a catastrophic information blowout without rethinking the framework for information exchange that includes a high degree of applied intelligence to information produced locally. The idea is to use artificial intelligence to greatly reduce the instantaneous need to move information and also to reduce the need for combinatorial remote storage action; both of these ideas are now on the table and will have long term effect on the future of computing (especially if this intelligence becomes part of the semiconductor memory device).
Reductions in latency, afforded by current developments in Flash and persistent memory, has eased the task of engineering a moderate amount of intelligence into the IoT and edge computing paradigm - much more is needed. Flash along with persistent memory are assisting this paradigm shift through connecting, preprocessing and compressing data at the edge to alleviate the overload at the Cloud/Data Center.
With these powerful market shifts underway, WebFeet Research is announcing the fifteenth annual report ‘Flash and XPoint Memory Applications and Markets, (CS100XFA-2018) ’. This study illuminates the intelligent processing evolution theme weaving through NOR, NAND and XPoint memory, their 195 applications, and the markets for the new NVRAM memory.
Beginning with basic media file storage in consumer applications NOR and NAND grew in usage. Mobile storage in smart phones needs more sophisticated Flash in performing execute-in-place with more reliable storage. Computing applications require the utmost performance from the block-addressable NAND to using XPoint/NVRAM as byte persistent SCM merges working data with hot storage to enable high-capacity in-memory computing. As an afterthought, serial NOR should see a strong rebound to over $4B in establishing the connection for the Internet of Things in over 50 billion intelligent connected devices by 2022.
As the Flash/NVM technology evolves adding intelligence is just the beginning. The announcement of XPoint raised the hope of utilizing a persistent DRAM memory. There has been a bit of confusion about when XPoint will be available and for which applications. With the delay of releasing the XPoint DIMM, there is an opening for a new technology like NVRAM to usurp XPoint. NVRAM, depicted in Micron's technology roadmap (New Memory - High Performance Memories under Development - 2/17 ) , has the characteristics of a persistent DRAM-type. WebFeet boldly predicts NVRAM will be announced this year and forecasts its application usage in this study.
“WebFeet's Flash applications report has consistently provided the revenue and units-by-density data of the serial NOR and the SLC NAND markets for over 50 end-use applications that have been referenced and become essential in our business planning,” said K.C. Shekar, senior director of strategic marketing, Winbond America
This major update provides an integrated memory/storage end-use market segmentation in the consumer, mobile and computing markets and forecasts the serial NOR, NAND, 3D NAND and XPoint/NVRAM usage in over 195 end-use applications. Some of the new applications forecast are: sensors and gateways for smart cities, server-side NVRAM DIMMs, the rise of Edge computing to offload the Data Center, and Level 3 autonomous vehicles.
The report forecast period includes 2016-2017 historical data and 2018-2022 projections. A special section breaks out the serial NOR and NAND usage for digital homes, smart buildings, and smart cities. Also in the report, the compute market examines the use of Flash cache, server-side SSDs and storage SSDs for the client and cloud/datacenter/enterprise end-use markets. Finally, the 2017 Flash Market Shares by Vendor is included, showing how the players have changed position based on acquisitions and pricing to reach over $50 billion in total Flash.
The ‘Flash and XPoint Memory Applications and Markets: 2016-2022 ’ report, CS100XFA-2018, (353 pages) is available for purchase from WebFeet Research in electronic and hard copy at $5,995. For the seasoned professional or the casual market observer, this report is essential.