NAND flash storage makers will assure a gigantic boost in necessitate in 2011 as the emerging tablet market takes off, iSuppli tells. The market research firm anticipates tablet consumption of NAND flash is set to explode more than 380 percent in the 2011, raising from 476.8 million gigabyte in 2010 and finally climbing to 12.3 billion gigabyte by 2014.Furthermore, the dimension of NAND flash utilize between tablets versus the total supply of NAND storage will go up by 11.8 percent in 2011, almost a threefold raise from 4.3 percent final year.
"The bump in NAND expenditure between tablets is probably to arrive from devices such as Apple Inc.’s iPad as well as a raft of tablet devices powered by the rival Android operating system, anticipated to hit the market this year," psychoanalyst for storage and memory at IHS. Guess we can anticipate lower prices for flash storage and LCD panels as
a consequence of higher smart phone and tablet sales. That should benefit still desktop computer users. "Together, the iPad and Android-grounded tablets form 1 strand of the tablet experience extended by producers—1 centering on Internet-grounded media consumption.
For such tablets, internal memory capacity is less an consequence since the devices are intended to supply entertainment, not a totally PC computing experience."Optimistic as this might audio, not all NAND flash makers are jumping for joy only yet. Transcend Data chairman Peter Shu said he's unsure what instead of NAND cost the second half of 2011 will bring.
While Shu recognizes that smartphones and tablets will repel need, he too notes that approximately chip makers, similar Samsung, are ready to ramp up novel capacity, which could push cost down, granting to a report in DigiTimes.