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Low Density SLC NAND Flash Memory in Embedded Applications

As the mainstream market for NAND flash memory continues to transition to higher and higher densities, there continues to be demand for low density SLC NAND flash memory in a variety of consumer, industrial and automotive applications.

A new serial interface for NAND promoted by several NOR flash suppliers - SPI NAND - is looking to piggyback on the success of SPI NOR and broaden the density range for SPI flash memory.

This report examines the challenges that SLC NAND flash faces in embedded applications and the potential areas for growth.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

LIST OF FIGURES

LIST OF TABLES

REPORT UPDATES

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

FLASH MEMORY PRODUCT TRENDS

  • Overview
  • Storage Capacity
  • Roadmap
  • SPI NAND
  • Market for SPI NAND

APPLICATIONS FORECAST

  • Market Overview
  • Mobile Phones
  • Consumer
  • Flat Panel TV
  • Set Top Box
  • Blu-ray Players and Recorders
  • Digital Still Camera and Single Lens Reflex Camera
  • Printers
  • Gaming (Handheld and Consoles)
  • Digital Picture Frame
  • Other Applications
  • Industrial and Networking
  • Network Switches
  • Routers, Gateways
  • Industrial PC, HMI (operator interface)
  • Industrial Controls (PLC, PLC/HMI, PAC)
  • Compact Flash
  • POS, Biometrics
  • Other Applications
  • Automotive

SUPPLIER STATUS

  • ATO Solutions, Inc.
  • EON Silicon Solutions, Inc.
  • GigaDevice
  • Macronix International
  • Micron Technology
  • Powerchip Technology
  • Samsung Electronics
  • SK Hynix
  • SMIC
  • Spansion
  • Toshiba
  • Winbond Electronics

APPENDIX

  • SLC NAND ECC, Endurance, Retention vs. Technology Nodes
  • XIP vs. Store and Download Architecture
  • SPI NAND
  • SPI Interface
  • What is SPI NAND/Serial NAND?
  • Benefits of SPI NAND
  • SPI NAND Performance

REFERENCES

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ABOUT FORWARD INSIGHTS

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List of Figures

  • Figure 1. NOR Flash Memory Market
  • Figure 2. Serial NOR Flash Market by Density
  • Figure 3. Parallel NOR Flash Market by Density
  • Figure 4. NAND Flash Market by Density
  • Figure 5. Monolithic Die Density
  • Figure 6. Process Technology Trend
  • Figure 7. Maximum Density Trend
  • Figure 8. SPI NOR and NAND Flash Unit Forecast
  • Figure 9. SPI NAND Flash Unit Forecast by Application
  • Figure 10. 1Gbit SPI NAND vs. Parallel NAND Price Trend
  • Figure 11. 2Gbit SPI NAND vs. Parallel NAND Price Trend
  • Figure 12. 4Gbit SPI NAND vs. Parallel NAND Price Trend
  • Figure 13. ASP - 2013
  • Figure 14. ASP - 2018
  • Figure 15. SPI NAND Flash Revenue and ASP
  • Figure 16. Applications Forecast
  • Figure 17. SLC NAND Demand by Application
  • Figure 18. SLC NAND Revenue by Application
  • Figure 19. SLC NAND Demand by Density
  • Figure 20. Flash Memory Unit Forecast
  • Figure 21. Flash Memory Revenue Forecast
  • Figure 22. All Flash Memories by Market Segment
  • Figure 23. Mobile Phone Unit Forecast
  • Figure 24. eMMC Unit Forecast
  • Figure 25. Flat Panel TV Unit Forecast
  • Figure 26. Smart TV Unit Forecast
  • Figure 27. Set Top Box Unit Forecast
  • Figure 28. Blu-ray Players and Recorders Unit Forecast
  • Figure 29. Digital Still Camera Unit Forecast
  • Figure 30. Printer Unit Forecast
  • Figure 31. Handheld and Console Gaming Devices Unit Forecast
  • Figure 32. Digital Picture Frames Unit Forecast
  • Figure 33. Network Switches Unit Forecast
  • Figure 34. Routers Unit Forecast
  • Figure 35. Industrial PC and HMI Unit Forecast
  • Figure 36. Industrial Controls Unit Forecast
  • Figure 37. Compact Flash Cards Unit Forecast
  • Figure 38. POS and Biometrics Unit Forecast
  • Figure 39. Vehicle Production Forecast
  • Figure 40. XIP vs. Code Shadowing or Store-and-Download Architecture
  • Figure 41. Serial Flash Packages
  • Figure 42. Parallel and Serial NOR Flash performance - Code Execution
  • Figure 43. Parallel and Serial NOR Flash Performance - Large Writes
  • Figure 44. Serial Flash vs. Parallel Flash PCB Routing
  • Figure 45. Serial NOR and Serial NAND Pin Description and Block Diagrams
  • Figure 46. Parallel and Serial NAND and NOR Flash Performance - Large Reads, Boot
  • Figure 47. Parallel and Serial NAND and NOR Flash Performance - Small Writes
  • Figure 48. Parallel and Serial NAND Flash Performance - Large Writes
  • Figure 49. Parallel and Serial NAND and NOR Flash Device Comparison

List of Tables

  • Table 1. Flash Memory Storage Options
  • Table 2. Applications Forecast
  • Table 3. SLC NAND Demand and Revenue by Application
  • Table 4. SLC NAND Demand and Revenue by Density
  • Table 5. All Flash Memories Unit Forecast by Market Segment
  • Table 6. Key Specifications for Android One Smartphone
  • Table 7. Mobile Phone and eMMC Unit Forecast
  • Table 8. NAND in Mobile Phones. Demand and Revenue by Density
  • Table 9. NAND Unit Forecast by Density in Smartphones, Enhanced and Basic Phones
  • Table 10. Consumer Applications Unit Forecast
  • Table 11. SLC NAND Unit Forecast by Consumer Applications
  • Table 12. SLC NAND Demand and Revenue by Density in Consumer Applications
  • Table 13. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Flat Screen TV
  • Table 14. SLC NAND Demand by Density in LCD, Plasma and OLED TV
  • Table 15. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Set Top Box
  • Table 16. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Cable, Satellite, Terrestrial and IP STB
  • Table 17. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Blu-ray Applications
  • Table 18. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Blu-ray Players and Recorders
  • Table 19. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Digital Cameras
  • Table 20. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Printers
  • Table 21. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Video Gaming Devices
  • Table 22. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Handheld and Console Video Gaming
  • Table 23. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Digital Picture Frames
  • Table 24. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Other Consumer Applications
  • Table 25. Industrial and Networking Applications Unit Forecast
  • Table 26. SLC NAND Demand by Industrial and Networking Applications
  • Table 27. SLC NAND Demand and Revenue by Density in Industrial and Networking Market
  • Table 28. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Network Switches
  • Table 29. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Routers and Gateways
  • Table 30. SLC NAND demand by Density in Enterprise Routers, SOHO Routers and Gateways
  • Table 31. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Industrial PC and HMI (Human Machine Interface)
  • Table 32. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Industrial Controls
  • Table 33. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Compact Flash Cards
  • Table 34. SLC NAND Demand by Density in POS and Biometric Applications
  • Table 35. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Other Industrial and Networking Applications
  • Table 36. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Automotive Market
  • Table 37. SLC NAND Revenue by Density in Automotive Market
  • Table 38. Flash Memory Product-Supplier Matrix
  • Table 39. SLC NAND page, ECC, endurance, retention vs. technology
  • Table 40. SPI Protocol Function Modes
  • Table 41. Cost Advantages of Serial Flash
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