Headquartered in Monterey, California, Web-Feet Research
provides business consulting and market research services in the memory and
storage markets, with a focus on nonvolatile memory and solid state storage
technologies and small form factor hard disk drives.
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November 2009 - Web-Feet
Research published a quarterly update to its annual report ($7,500
annually) on SSD Markets and Applications, (MS300SSD3-29).
update encompasses performance acceleration options in enterprise systems that
PCIe attached, Flash
plus DRAM, rack mount
flash systems and SSDs.
This report (available as a single report or
part of the quarterly series subscription) explores where in the enterprise
architecture these systems and devices can be deployed and the attributes and
limitations of each. SSDs in client applications are examined in detail in 7
categories: Desktop, Nettop, Traditional Notebook, Ultra Low Power Notebook,
Netbook, Smartbook, and Mobile Internet Device with forecasts and SSD adoption
rates for each of these platforms.
Also examined are SSD and HDD
storage options for these platforms, with SSD and HDD pricing by capacity and
forecasts by quarter to 4Q 2010 and by year to 2015. In addition, Web-Feet
Research compiles aggregate SSD shipments and revenue by form factor and
application markets covering 1Q 2009 to 3Q 2009. SSD supplier profiles are
provided for vendors supplying products to the market place.
2010 - Web-Feet
Research published a
update to its 7th
report on SSD Markets and Applications (annual price $9,000).
update focuses on the SSD
market dynamics for the year ending
the Client, Enterprise, and Commercial markets.
In March 2011
said they expect the embedded flash drive market to approach $17 billion
annual revenue in 2015.
In Web-Feet 's usage - "EFDs provide
internal storage functions in mobile, consumer and some compute applications.
They are the non-removable Flash storage positioned between Flash cards, found
in many of these same applications, and SSDs. As the EFD evolves they take on
many controller features found in the low end
More details about their predictions are in their annual report (130+
In April 2011 -
Research added a quarterly SSD company
SWOT market analysis
service to its range of SSD reports.
In April 2012 -
Research published the 2011 Non Volatile Memory Market Shares by Vendor
report ($2,500) includes market shares by vendor for total nv memory (all
types) and includes breakdowns by vendor and forecasts.