Low Density SLC NAND Flash Memory in Embedded Applications
Published By : Forward Insights Published Date : 2014-10-01 Category : Electronics Sub Category : Electronic Components No. of Pages : 77

As the mainstream market for NAND flash memory continues to transition to higher and higher densities, there continues to be demand for low density SLC NAND flash memory in a variety of consumer, industrial and automotive applications.

A new serial interface for NAND promoted by several NOR flash suppliers - SPI NAND - is looking to piggyback on the success of SPI NOR and broaden the density range for SPI flash memory.

This report examines the challenges that SLC NAND flash faces in embedded applications and the potential areas for growth.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

FLASH MEMORY PRODUCT TRENDS

Overview
Storage Capacity
Roadmap
SPI NAND
Market for SPI NAND
APPLICATIONS FORECAST

Market Overview
Mobile Phones
Consumer
Flat Panel TV
Set Top Box
Blu-ray Players and Recorders
Digital Still Camera and Single Lens Reflex Camera
Printers
Gaming (Handheld and Consoles)
Digital Picture Frame
Other Applications
Industrial and Networking
Network Switches
Routers, Gateways
Industrial PC, HMI (operator interface)
Industrial Controls (PLC, PLC/HMI, PAC)
Compact Flash
POS, Biometrics
Other Applications
Automotive
SUPPLIER STATUS

ATO Solutions, Inc.
EON Silicon Solutions, Inc.
GigaDevice
Macronix International
Micron Technology
Powerchip Technology
Samsung Electronics
SK Hynix
SMIC
Spansion
Toshiba
Winbond Electronics
APPENDIX

SLC NAND ECC, Endurance, Retention vs. Technology Nodes
XIP vs. Store and Download Architecture
SPI NAND
SPI Interface
What is SPI NAND/Serial NAND?
Benefits of SPI NAND
SPI NAND Performance
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List of Figures

Figure 1. NOR Flash Memory Market
Figure 2. Serial NOR Flash Market by Density
Figure 3. Parallel NOR Flash Market by Density
Figure 4. NAND Flash Market by Density
Figure 5. Monolithic Die Density
Figure 6. Process Technology Trend
Figure 7. Maximum Density Trend
Figure 8. SPI NOR and NAND Flash Unit Forecast
Figure 9. SPI NAND Flash Unit Forecast by Application
Figure 10. 1Gbit SPI NAND vs. Parallel NAND Price Trend
Figure 11. 2Gbit SPI NAND vs. Parallel NAND Price Trend
Figure 12. 4Gbit SPI NAND vs. Parallel NAND Price Trend
Figure 13. ASP - 2013
Figure 14. ASP - 2018
Figure 15. SPI NAND Flash Revenue and ASP
Figure 16. Applications Forecast
Figure 17. SLC NAND Demand by Application
Figure 18. SLC NAND Revenue by Application
Figure 19. SLC NAND Demand by Density
Figure 20. Flash Memory Unit Forecast
Figure 21. Flash Memory Revenue Forecast
Figure 22. All Flash Memories by Market Segment
Figure 23. Mobile Phone Unit Forecast
Figure 24. eMMC Unit Forecast
Figure 25. Flat Panel TV Unit Forecast
Figure 26. Smart TV Unit Forecast
Figure 27. Set Top Box Unit Forecast
Figure 28. Blu-ray Players and Recorders Unit Forecast
Figure 29. Digital Still Camera Unit Forecast
Figure 30. Printer Unit Forecast
Figure 31. Handheld and Console Gaming Devices Unit Forecast
Figure 32. Digital Picture Frames Unit Forecast
Figure 33. Network Switches Unit Forecast
Figure 34. Routers Unit Forecast
Figure 35. Industrial PC and HMI Unit Forecast
Figure 36. Industrial Controls Unit Forecast
Figure 37. Compact Flash Cards Unit Forecast
Figure 38. POS and Biometrics Unit Forecast
Figure 39. Vehicle Production Forecast
Figure 40. XIP vs. Code Shadowing or Store-and-Download Architecture
Figure 41. Serial Flash Packages
Figure 42. Parallel and Serial NOR Flash performance - Code Execution
Figure 43. Parallel and Serial NOR Flash Performance - Large Writes
Figure 44. Serial Flash vs. Parallel Flash PCB Routing
Figure 45. Serial NOR and Serial NAND Pin Description and Block Diagrams
Figure 46. Parallel and Serial NAND and NOR Flash Performance - Large Reads, Boot
Figure 47. Parallel and Serial NAND and NOR Flash Performance - Small Writes
Figure 48. Parallel and Serial NAND Flash Performance - Large Writes
Figure 49. Parallel and Serial NAND and NOR Flash Device Comparison
List of Tables

Table 1. Flash Memory Storage Options
Table 2. Applications Forecast
Table 3. SLC NAND Demand and Revenue by Application
Table 4. SLC NAND Demand and Revenue by Density
Table 5. All Flash Memories Unit Forecast by Market Segment
Table 6. Key Specifications for Android One Smartphone
Table 7. Mobile Phone and eMMC Unit Forecast
Table 8. NAND in Mobile Phones. Demand and Revenue by Density
Table 9. NAND Unit Forecast by Density in Smartphones, Enhanced and Basic Phones
Table 10. Consumer Applications Unit Forecast
Table 11. SLC NAND Unit Forecast by Consumer Applications
Table 12. SLC NAND Demand and Revenue by Density in Consumer Applications
Table 13. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Flat Screen TV
Table 14. SLC NAND Demand by Density in LCD, Plasma and OLED TV
Table 15. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Set Top Box
Table 16. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Cable, Satellite, Terrestrial and IP STB
Table 17. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Blu-ray Applications
Table 18. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Blu-ray Players and Recorders
Table 19. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Digital Cameras
Table 20. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Printers
Table 21. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Video Gaming Devices
Table 22. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Handheld and Console Video Gaming
Table 23. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Digital Picture Frames
Table 24. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Other Consumer Applications
Table 25. Industrial and Networking Applications Unit Forecast
Table 26. SLC NAND Demand by Industrial and Networking Applications
Table 27. SLC NAND Demand and Revenue by Density in Industrial and Networking Market
Table 28. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Network Switches
Table 29. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Routers and Gateways
Table 30. SLC NAND demand by Density in Enterprise Routers, SOHO Routers and Gateways
Table 31. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Industrial PC and HMI (Human Machine Interface)
Table 32. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Industrial Controls
Table 33. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Compact Flash Cards
Table 34. SLC NAND Demand by Density in POS and Biometric Applications
Table 35. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Other Industrial and Networking Applications
Table 36. SLC NAND Demand by Density in Automotive Market
Table 37. SLC NAND Revenue by Density in Automotive Market
Table 38. Flash Memory Product-Supplier Matrix
Table 39. SLC NAND page, ECC, endurance, retention vs. technology
Table 40. SPI Protocol Function Modes
Table 41. Cost Advantages of Serial Flash