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TrendFocus is active in the storage market research and SSD market analyst segments.

TrendFocus started publishing reports on the SSD market in 2008.

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low yield at sub 20nm is root of DDR4 shortage saysDRAMeXchange
Editor:- April 14, 2017 - Quality problems in DRAMs which have been sampling this year at the new sub 20nm generation from major suppliers is at the heart of the issues discussed in a new - market view blog by DRAMeXchange - which concludes that the contract prrice of 4GB DDR4 DRAM modules will rise 12.5% entering 2Q17.

Avril Wu, research director of DRAMeXchange said - "PC-OEMs that have been negotiating their second-quarter memory contracts initially expected the market supply to expand because Samsung and Micron have begun to produce on the 18nm and the 17nm processes, respectively. However both Samsung and Micron have encountered setbacks related to sampling and yield, so the supply situation remains tight..." the article
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enterprise PCIe SSD shipments grew 16% Q-Q
Editor:- May 18, 2016 - TrendFocus today announced publication of its Q1 2016 nand/SSD quarterly market report.

TrendFocus says the enterprise SSD market saw growth in all segments - SATA, SAS, and PCIe.
Trendfocus  reports SSD market Q1 2016 shipments
For enterprise SATA SSDs, unit growth compared to the previous quarter was 5%, while SAS and PCIe saw higher growth at 6.7% and 16.3%, respectively.

Editor's comments:- In Q1 2016 SSD shipments reported by TrendFocus were 30 million units. Compare this to Q1 2014 for which period TrendFocus reported 15 million units. This shows SSD shipments over all markets have doubled in 2 years.

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