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Global Market For Semiconductor Memory To Be Worth $79 Billion In 2014

May 12, 2010

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Wellesley, Mass. – According to a new technical market research report, SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY: TECHNOLOGIES AND GLOBAL MARKETS (IFT072A) from BCC Research (, the value of the global semiconductor memory industry was nearly $46.2 billion in 2009, but is expected to increase to nearly $79 billion in 2014, for a 5-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.3%.

The largest segment of the market, DRAM, or dynamic random access memory, is projected to increase at a CAGR of 10.4% to $41.5 billion in 2014, after being valued at nearly $25.2 billion in 2009.

NAND, or nonvolatile/NANO RAM, which is the second-largest segment of the market, is estimated at $12.8 billion in 2009, and is expected to increase at a 5-year CAGR of 15% to reach more than $25.7 billion in 2014.

Memory is an indispensable component of computing devices. This indispensability has unfortunately led to stagnation on technology and business fronts. Major reason for this stagnation is the extreme level of commoditization of memory:

Traditional memory evolution has been two tracked – volatile and nonvolatile. In practical terms, this distinction has led to complexities in design, slowing the pace of innovation. One positive result of the new-age memory technologies is that all of them are nonvolatile, thus ending an undesirable complication. This report tracks the impressive, if somewhat unwilling, innovation path of the memory industry.

The report will be relevant to the following stakeholders:

  • Memory chip manufacturers, the face of the memory industry, as this report maps the prospects of their outputs in the conventional and new age spaces.
  • IP owners, who are the growth engines of innovation, as this report forecasts the market potential for their innovation initiatives.
  • Foundries, who bring the largest quantum of investment to the table, as this report forecasts the market size in terms of volume shipments, which can be a useful barometer for forecasting their occupancy levels.

Source: BCC Research

Semiconductor Memory: Technologies and Global Markets( IFT072A )
Publish Date: Apr 2010    

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