Research and Markets: Emerging Non Volatile Memory (NVM) Technology Report 2015

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Emerging Non Volatile Memory (NVM) Technology" report to their offering.

Emerging NVM technological choices are about to be made by key players: STTMRAM/MRAM or RRAM?

Over the last two years, the complex emerging non-volatile memory (NVM) situation has been greatly simplified.

In 2014, Micron, the main phase-change memory (PCM) promoter for stand-alone memory, stopped actively selling PCM chips following the collapse of sales targeting the shrinking entry-level mobile phone market. At the same time, Micron developed a resistive random access memory (RRAM or ReRAM) chip with Sony, part of a technology class that includes conductive bridge RAM (CBRAM). At 16 Gb the Micron-Sony RRAM has the highest density commercialized among emerging NVM technologies. Thus, we believe that PCM is now out of the race for stand-alone memory. For embedded microcontroller unit (MCU) applications 2015 will be a key year as STMicroelectronics, the main PCM promoter in this market, will choose if PCM will remain in its roadmap.

The new emerging NVM report is thus focused on the two most promising technologies:RRAM and magnetoresistive RAM (MRAM). The most attractive category of MRAM is spin-transfer torque magnetoresistive RAM (STTMRAM) that provides higher scalability/density. A main selection criterion for memory is the scalability/density of the chips, as this impacts both performance and cost. The Yole report provides a precise memory roadmap in terms of technological nodes, chip density and pricing.

STTMRAM/MRAM and RRAM have different features and positioning. Nevertheless, they will compete in 2015 and 2016 in some standalone markets, with storage class memory for enterprise storage being the biggest one. They will also compete in embedded MCU markets in the wearable, smart card and other markets. Micron has already selected RRAM for 2015 and other key stand-alone players like Samsung and SK Hynix should react quickly. In the embedded memory space, only Panasonic has selected RRAM and many key players have not yet made their choice. There is still high uncertainty over what will be the best technology to adopt. The next two years will therefore be critical for the future. There are multiple selection criteria, including scalability, retention, speed, endurance and cost. Making the right choice is not an easy task, but this report will provide insights about the main market drivers for each type of memory in each application.

What's New:

  • Forecasts with additional shipments in Gbit and price in US$/Gbit
  • Addition of wearable market segment
  • In depth analysis of embedded markets (MCU and mobile CPU)
  • Addition of MCU markets other than smart card, including general purpose and automotive
  • Analysis of foundries' position in the supply chain
  • Startup funding analysis
  • In-depth analysis of STTMRAM and RRAM technologies and players
  • FRAM excluded from the report scope due to limited evolution and adoption in the future
  • PCM excluded from the forecast as it will probably withdraw from the emerging NVM race

Objectives Of The Report:

1. Presents an overview of the semiconductor memory market

2. Provides understanding of emerging NVM applications:

3. Presents market forecasts on emerging NVM business :

4. Describes emerging NVM technologies

5. Describes and analyzes the competitive landscape

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Executive summary
  2. Standard memory market introduction
  3. NAND market overview
  4. DRAM market overview
  5. Niche stand alone memory: Overview
  6. Embedded SoC memory: Overview
  7. Memory Market players overview
  8. Emerging NVM: Overview
  9. Emerging NVM applications
  10. Industrial & transportation applications
  11. Enterprise storage applications
  12. MCU smart card & other markets
  13. Wearable applications
  14. Mobile devices applications
  15. Mass storage NAND market
  16. MRAM technology, forecast & players
  17. RRAM technology & forecast & players
  18. PCM Technology, forecast & players
  19. General conclusions

Companies Mentioned

  • Altis
  • Apple
  • Buffalo
  • CNE
  • Cisco
  • Dell
  • EMC
  • Ebay
  • Facebook
  • Freescale
  • Gemalto
  • Giesecke&Devrient
  • Global Foundries
  • Google
  • HP
  • Honeywell
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • NetApp
  • Nike
  • Nokia
  • Panasonic
  • Qualcomm
  • ST Microelectronics
  • Samsung
  • Sandisk
  • Smart modular technologies
  • Sony
  • Toshiba

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Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Computing and Technology