Forward Insights provides independent, insightful market and
technical research, consulting and information services focusing on
semiconductor memories and solid state storage. The company offers unparalleled
depth and understanding of the strategic, market and technical complexities of
the semiconductor memory landscape.
Insights - editor mentions on StorageSearch.com and FI founder Gregory Wong's linkedin
- editor's comments:- January 2013 - Forward
Insights is listed in my recommended short list of
SSD Market Analysts.
FI have been publishing regular reports (too numerous to list here) about
the flash SSD market since about
Forward Insights - selected mentions
In July 2009 - Forward Insights
published a market report -
Key NAND Flash Memory
Design IP (price is $9,999).
Technical innovations in NAND flash
memory design are key enablers of
MLC flash memories,
especially 3 and 4 bit-per-cell technologies.
The report identifies
important intellectual property related to sensing architectures, source voltage
noise compensation, programming algorithms, disturbs reduction, temperature
compensation, high voltage switch, coding schemes and error correction codes
from Hynix, Micron, Samsung, SanDisk, STMicroelectronics and Toshiba.
The author, Luca
Crippa is an MLC flash memory designer with more than 10 years of experience
and is the author/co-author of 20 U.S. patents.
In March 2010
Insights announced imminent availability of a new report -
($4,499) - which explores key innovations to improve the
focuses on innovative solutions from major industry players such as
STEC for improving the
and reliability of
SSDs. An exploration of the evolution of application requirements in computing
applications, performance limitations of
systems, trends and industry innovations is provided. In addition, innovative
memory technologies, external power supply and linked chain architectures
are investigated as future SSD development directions.
Contents (pdf), SSD
In November 2010 -
was one of the contributers to a new book called -
NAND Flash Memories.