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
editor's comments:- January 2014 - Forward Insights is
listed in my recommended short list of
SSD Market Analysts.
Gregory Wong -
who founded Forward Insights has been publishing regular reports and alerts
about the flash SSD market since
interesting way for you to discover new sources of SSD news stories could be
Forward Insights in the
In July 2009 -
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.
In January 2012
Insights published a new report -
SSD Technology and
Applications: A Primer (88 pages $1,499).
|new report - How 3D NAND
|Editor:- January 15, 2014 - "In the 2D
planar era, the basic underlying floating gate technology (with a few
exceptions) was essentially the same amongst all the NAND flash manufacturers,
however in the 3D era (which has recently begun) all
NAND flash memory
manufacturers are developing different 3D architectures" said Gregory Wong, President,
Insights in a recent email introducing a new market report ($5,499) called
NAND Stacks Up (outline pdf) - which is co-authored with
NaMLab (Nano-electronic Materials
Laboratory) - in Dresden, Germany.|
The new report describes the
various different approaches to 3D NAND design and provides an independent view
of the technical challenges which memory vendors have to solve to deliver
viable competing memories at different geometries.
SSD petabytes doubled in China in 2015|
|Editor:- March 15, 2016 - Despite all the
(doing more with less) we've been seeing due to
slashing away at the waste in utilization within
virtualization stacks - the enterprise SSD market is still growing. |
Insights says that Enterprise SSD petabytes doubled YoY in the China
market in 2015. While at the same time - shipments of all types of SSDs grew 3x
faster in the China market than the overall worldwide market.
comments:- Greg was coy about giving me exact numbers when I asked - which
is why you got ratios instead in the story above - but you will be able to
find raw numbers in his new report -
China's SSD Market - which will be published next month. Whoops - I forgot
to ask the price. Most of Forward Insights'
past SSD reports
have been in the region from around $5K to $10K.