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. |
- mentions on STORAGEsearch.com,
WFR's reports page
Who's who in SSD? - Web-Feet Research
editor - StorageSearch.com
- May 2016
Research was founded in 2000 by
and has been researching the SSD market since 2002. They publish many
quarterly and annual reports which cover various aspects of the NVM and SSD
market with prices typically ranging from $2,500 to $36,000.
similar companies in the SSD market data ecosystem take a look at these
directories - SSD
Market Analysts, storage
market research directory.
- 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.
In March 2010 -
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
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.
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|"Not since 2000, have
the memory suppliers been in an undersupply situation... NAND vendors are
producing 2D (planar) NAND at full capacity, while concurrently making the
costly shift in production to 3D NAND."|
|Web-Feet Reports on NVM Market
- SSD news - March
|Oh flash - how do I love
thee? Let me count the ways|
170 ways for sure. Maybe more
says SSD market report from Web-Feet Research
|Editor:- December 4, 2014 - In the past 5 years
or so - many of you have heard me talking about
segments in the enterprise",
in the industrial market", "application specific SSDs" etc.
My intention in such articles and in comments related to
SSD news - has been to show
you that there are a lot more uses for specialized flash SSDs then you might
think if you started from market models which segment traditional devices such
as hard drives,
DRAM and tried to migrate
that thinking to SSDs.
That's because SSDs are not only creating new
markets - but - being entirely artificial devices - you can adapt their
characteristics (size, power, performance, reliability, cost) in any way choose
to - if you can find enough customers with needs, budgets and risk profiles
which make doing these design trims worthwhile from a business point of view.
might ask - has anybody added these application segment up?
I saw a
possible answer in an email this morning from Alan Niebel
Alan lists over 170 end-use applications for
flash memory based devices in a new market report -
Applications and Markets: 2012-2019 report, CS100FA-2014, (321 pages,
$5.95K) - which also includes many forecasts and projections.
this report - Web-Feet Research provides a density breakout by revenue, units,
and Mbits for SLC NAND, 2-bits per cell NAND, 3-bits/cell and enterprise
2-bits/cell NAND, SPI NAND, Combo (MCP) NAND and 3D NAND; NOR, MLC NOR, serial
NOR, Combo NOR and serial Combo NOR; and Phase Change Memory.
thing you may be sure of is that the 170 figure is just a convenient starting
point to think about the flash market in a way which makes sense in a single
document. But don't be surprised if future editions talk about much bigger
If you think that paying around $5K for a market report sounds
like a lot - just think of how much time it would take you to even make a list
of these different flash products and applications. Sounds cheap when you look
at it that way.