Tablets to drive NAND Flash growth : report

jeudi 27 janvier 2011

Updated Thursday, January 27, 2011 11:36 am TWN, The China Post news staff

Tablets to drive NAND Flash growth : report

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The exponential growth of tablet computers from the 15 million units shipped last year to this year’s 55 million units projected by DRAMeXchange, a subsidy of TrendForce, would boost the growth rate of NAND Flash RAM from its 2010 performance of 5 percent to the predicated 10 to 11 percent this year. This is due to the fact that close to 95 percent of the tablet units were designed with built-in NAND flash memories.

Following the tremendously successful iPad launch and the ideas that it spawned last year, the tablet PCs, among a slew of smart devices that featured an interconnect life style, stole the show at this years Consumer Electronic Show (CES) at Las Vegas.

More than sixty varieties of tablet computers were on display at CES this year. With the Android operating system and the ARM-based communication hardware reaching its market maturity in both stability and acceptance, not only did the traditional personal computer makers start developing tablets as a natural extension of this business, smart phone makers also jumped into the tablet computing bandwagon to further their stake in the intelligent device versus digital home market, TrendForce analysis said.

Most of the tablet products featured in this year’s CES show were scheduled for shipment in the second quarter, TrendForce said.