NAND Flash Update – Fourth Quarter 2016 – Research and Markets

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “NAND
Flash Update – Fourth Quarter 2016”
report to their offering.

This report gives a quarterly overview of the NAND flash market. It
includes market share, competitive analysis, advice to vendors,
customers, toolmakers, and investors, and forecasts the market’s future

Through a unique and very accurate forecast methodology, the author
predicts a revenue peak of nearly $50 billion in NAND flash revenues in
2017, before a market collapse that will reduce 2018 revenues to less
than half of that figure. This cycle will be driven by a shortage
followed by an oversupply as chip makers first struggle with 3D NAND
production, then reach a breakthrough that will result in an

To create this report the author performs a quarterly analysis of NAND
flash makers’ reported results and combines these with other market
indicators and historical pricing patterns.

Key Findings:

– All NAND flash makers are shipping 3D NAND as of the third quarter.

– Third-quarter NAND flash revenues reached $9 billion, up 11% from the
prior quarter.

– Samsung maintains leadership in the NAND flash market with a 36%
market share.

– NAND flash market revenues will reach $49.8 billion in 2017 before
dropping to $21.2 billion in 2018. This drop will be the result of a
price collapse caused by a 3D NAND-driven oversupply.

– Low growth in prior years stemmed from poor demand growth thanks to
China’s currency devaluation and troubled oil economies.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Insights

3. Advice

4. Competitive Landscape

– Samsung

– Toshiba

– Western Digital/SanDisk

– SK hynix

– Micron Technology

– Intel

5. Market Share

6. Projections & Forecast Assumptions

7. Forecast Rationale

8. Historic Perspectives

9. Disclaimer

10. Methodology

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