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Market Trends: Mobile Memory Evolution in Smartphones, Tablets and Smartwatches

Published: 05 November 2014

ID: G00263586

Analyst(s): Brady Wang


Mobile memory achieved strong growth in recent years because of the surge in demand for mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. We analyze five leading mobile memories for OEMs and their customers to identify market strengths and trends during the next five years.

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Market Trend

  • The Best Solution for Utility/Basic Smartphones Is Still eMCP
  • High-End Premium Smartphones Will Use eMMC and PoP Solutions
  • The Major Type of Storage Memory in Non-iOS Tablets for the Next Five Years Will Remain eMMC
  • Strong Growth in 8LC eMMC and eMCP Memory for Utility/Basic Smartphones During 2013 to 2018
  • Initial Adoption of UFS in 1H15 for High-End Products on Specific Platforms, With Broader Adoption After 2016
  • Smartwatches Using ePoP Memory Could Reduce the PCB Footprint

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