Flash Memory Market Research Report - Forecast to 2032

Flash Memory Market Research Report Information By Type (NAND Flash Memory and NOR Flash Memory), By Component (Memory Chips and Flash Controller), By Application (Smartphone, Digital Camera, USB Flash Drives, Solid-States Drives, Tablets & Laptops, Gaming Consoles, and Media Player), By End-User (Enterprise, Industrial, and Individual/Personal) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/SEM/0480-CR | 162 Pages | Author: Ankit Gupta | January 2021         

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Global Flash Memory Market Overview:


Flash Memory Market Size was valued at USD 70 Billion in 2022. The Flash Memory market industry is projected to grow from USD 73.43 Billion in 2023 to USD 107.6657162 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.90 % during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). The expanding use of smartphones, the development of communication and networking technology, and the addition of security and entertainment are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Global Flash Memory Market Overview


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Flash Memory Market Trends




  • Rising Use of 5G AND IOT Devices is driving the market growth




Market CAGR for flash memory is being driven by the increasing use of 5G and IOT devices. The speed at which 5G is anticipated to enable the transmission of massive volumes of telecommunications data will increase the demand for device storage. Vendors are also releasing NAND Flash drives compatible with tablets and smartphones that support 5G. According to Cisco Systems, in 2022, North America, the Asia-Pacific region, and linked wearables will account for nearly 70% of all wearable 5G connections globally. Internet of Things (IoT) devices are another expanding NAND flash memory market. The Internet of Things (IoT), including wearables, aviation, healthcare, smart homes, smart metering, smart agricultural logistics, and other areas, is used for Industry 4.0's industrial automation.


Additionally, the use of flash memory is rapidly growing due to the popularity of PCs and smartphones. It is anticipated that this will increase demand for flash packaging, which is anticipated to have a positive impact on demand for memory packaging. Micron estimates that the typical smartphone has 43 GB of NAND flash storage and increase significantly over the next four years. According to the business, flagship devices will have one terabyte of flash storage by 2021, with the typical phone having 142 GB of NAND storage. Flash memory built into their processors and stores data and the code they execute, is also used by other consumer products like tablets and cameras, industrial equipment and sensors, automotive systems, and medical devices.


For instance, in June 2021, Micron Technology revealed new memory and storage products that can support enterprises that rely on data as the data economy expands. The data bottleneck in current computers' memory, storage, and processing solutions was addressed by developing new flash memory and dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) chips. Increasing technological developments by major market players. Thus, driving the Flash Memory market revenue.


Flash Memory Market Segment Insights:


Flash Memory Type Insights


The Flash Memory Market segmentation, based on type, includes NAND flash memory and NOR flash memory. The NAND flash memory segment accounted for major market share (2.3 billion) during the forecast period. Flash memory has good stability. It also goes by the name of flash storage. Depending on how comparable the data and information are, it divides the data and information into units. These flash memory cards can then have their data deleted and rewritten onto them. This helps many firms since it increases their productivity significantly. Because it is so good at storing, retrieving, deleting, and rewriting data, it is commonly used in devices and businesses that need to store and transport important pieces of data. These characteristics have led numerous manufacturing companies to use these chips. NAND flash memory performs a crucial role in terms of dramatically accelerating and expanding the output of devices that are input/output based.


Flash Memory Component Insights


The Flash Memory Market segmentation, based on component, includes memory chips and flash controller. Memory chips segment accounted for major market share during the forecast period. Components with block-based deletion and reprogramming capabilities are anticipated to drive the market growth. Due to its low power consumption and tolerance to shock and vibration, it has a strong market demand.


Flash Memory Application Insights


The Flash Memory Market segmentation, based on application, includes smartphone, digital camera, USB flash drives, solid-states drives, tablets & laptops, gaming consoles, and media player. Smartphone segment accounted for major market share. Smartphone now must have flash memory storage as a standard component. The demand for NAND flash has been increasing dramatically, mostly due to the increase in average Smartphone capacity. Smartphone with NAND flash memory have substantially faster web browsing, email loading, gaming, and even social networking sites like Facebook. Businesses are including extra features and applications to set their products apart from those of rival manufacturers as smartphone penetration rises.


Flash Memory end-user Insights


The Flash Memory Market segmentation, based on end-user includes enterprise, industrial, and individual/personal. The enterprise segment dominates the market during the forecast period. Light weight, small size, low heat production, high data transmission rate, and long life of the flash memory anticipated to drive the market growth. Magnetic storage-focused conventional rotating disc technology had already permeated the computing sector. The industry is replacing hard drives with flash-based solid-state memory as a result of dropping flash memory prices and advancements in semiconductor technology.


Figure 1: Flash Memory Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Flash Memory Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Flash Memory Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American Flash Memory market anticipated to dominate the market. One of the biggest markets for smartphones, SSDs, loT, and consumer electronics is North America. The demand for NAND flash memory is fueled by this element. North American-based companies include SanDisk, Intel, WDC, Cypress Semiconductors, and other important producers. The demand for high-density and low-latency flash storage is rising as the market for automotive ADAS systems expands. Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: Flash Memory Market SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


Flash Memory Market SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe Flash Memory market accounts for the second-largest market share due to he rapidly growing data-centric applications of NAND flash memories. The region's rapidly expanding requirement for the IT industry is expected to lead to a variety of inventive uses for NAND flash memory. It is therefore anticipated that during the forecast period, this tendency will fuel the growth of the NAND flash memory market. Additionally, the European continent is dominated by the car industry. Businesses are spending a lot of money on autonomous vehicles. To function, these cars need a lot of data. The obtained data is processed by the ADAS. Automotive firms use NAND flash memories for effective operation. Further, the German Flash Memory market held the largest market share, and the UK Flash Memory market was the fastest growing market in the European region


The Asia-Pacific Flash Memory Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. All end-user applications in the region have extremely high demand, which is mostly driven by the enormous demand for smartphones in the region's many developing nations, like China, India, and Indonesia. Additionally, there is a lot of activity coming from factories making semiconductors in nations like China, Korea, and Singapore. Several global memory companies invest a significant amount of money in the Chinese market, which is aided by government programmes like Made in China 2025. Moreover, China’s Flash Memory market held the largest market share, and the Indian Flash Memory market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Flash Memory Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Flash Memory market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, Flash Memory industry must offer cost-effective items.


The government and private businesses are making significant investments in R&D for technological advancements in the global Flash Memory industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Flash Memory industry has advantages such as, the expanding need for inexpensive storage across a variety of consumer electronics applications. Major players in the Flash Memory market, including IM Flash, SK Hynix, Micron Technology, Inc., Toshiba, Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, STMicroelectronics, Samsung, Intel, SanDisk, and Qimonda, and others are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


STMicroelectronics is a multinational semiconductor firm that provides clients with advancements that improve people's lives. Jean-Marc Cherry is the president and chief executive officer of STMicroelectronics, in that capacity since May 31, 2018. He serves as the Executive Committee's Chair and is ST's Sole Member of the Managing Board. The company has 20,000 customers across the globe and 9000 engineers in R&D team. The company is enabling customers to access integrated, secure, and dependable solutions as a leader in the IoT transition and big data. Our technology is developed and distributed as microchips, which are integrated into the most cutting-edge inventions. In July 2023, At electronica China 2023, STMicroelectronics has exhibit. For Smart Mobility, Power & Energy, and Internet of Things & Connectivity, STMicroelectronics highlight its leading-edge sustainable technology.


For more than 50 years, Intel and its employees have had a significant impact on the globe, advancing commerce and society by inventing breakthrough innovations that fundamentally alter how we live. Inspire by Moore's Law, company always strive to improve semiconductor design and production in order to meet the most pressing needs of clients. The company have broadened our product offerings to deliver end-to-end solutions, scaling from edge computing to 5G network, cloud, and the burgeoning disciplines of AI and autonomous driving as move beyond a PC-centric firm to meet the needs of the new data-centric world. Companies all around the world are constructing their networks, systems, and solutions on open-source, standards-based platforms like Linux and Android, among others. With the historic leadership in creating standards for the use of businesses around the world, Intel has contributed to laying the groundwork for this movement. InJune 2023, the agreement between Intel and the German government, which increases the scope of the wafer fabrication site in Magdeburg, justifies Intel's increased investment in two cutting-edge semiconductor plants in Germany.


Key Companies in the Flash Memory market include




  • IM Flash




  • SK Hynix




  • Micron Technology, Inc.




  • Toshiba




  • Cypress Semiconductor Corporation




  • STMicroelectronics




  • Samsung




  • Intel




  • SanDisk




  • Qimonda




Flash Memory Industry Developments


February 2023, A portable 5G network solution is created by Pegatron and Intel for Taiwan's emergency responders. The solution offers firemen multiparty, low-latency audio and video communication as well as high-definition video streaming.


December 2021: The development of a flash memory that can store seven bits of data per cell (7bpc) for 10 years at 150°C was announced by Floadia. In order to keep data for extended periods of time without power, Floadia's novel memory can hold more charges per cell and has a longer retention than conventional flash memory.


February 2019: One of the biggest memory chip manufacturers in the world, SK Hynix, has revealed plans to invest a staggering USD 106 billion, largely in South Korea to build four new semiconductor manufacturing facilities. At its headquarters in Icheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, the firm had a completion ceremony for its new fabrication factory M16 in April 2021.


Flash Memory Market Segmentation:


Flash Memory Type Outlook




  • NAND Flash Memory




  • NOR Flash Memory




Flash Memory Component Outlook




  • Memory Chips




  • Flash Controller




Flash Memory Application Outlook




  • Smartphone




  • Digital Camera




  • USB Flash Drives




  • Solid-States Drives




  • Tablets & Laptops




  • Gaming Consoles




  • Media Player




Flash Memory End-User Outlook




  • Enterprise




  • Industrial




  • Individual/Personal




Flash Memory Regional Outlook




  • North America




    • US




    • Canada






  • Europe




    • Germany




    • France




    • UK




    • Italy




    • Spain




    • Rest of Europe






  • Asia-Pacific




    • China




    • Japan




    • India




    • Australia




    • South Korea




    • Australia




    • Rest of Asia-Pacific






  • Rest of the World




    • Middle East




    • Africa




    • Latin America





Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 70 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 73.43 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 107.6657162 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 4.90% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Component, Application, End-user and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled IM Flash, SK Hynix, Micron Technology, Inc., Toshiba, Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, STMicroelectronics, Samsung, Intel, SanDisk, and Qimonda.
Key Market Opportunities Smart KVM systems expanding use in industrial applications
Key Market Dynamics The increasing need for effective and affordable data centre administration and cloud-based solutions.




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Flash Memory Market size was valued at USD 3.5 Billion in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.20% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

North America had the largest share in the global market

The key players in the market are IM Flash, SK Hynix, Micron Technology, Inc., Toshiba, Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, STMicroelectronics, Samsung, Intel, SanDisk, and Qimonda.

The NAND flash memory category dominated the market in 2022.

The memory chip had the largest share in the global market

Flash memory is a type of non-volatile computer storage medium that retains data even when the power supply is disconnected. It is commonly used in various electronic devices, including USB drives, solid-state drives (SSDs), memory cards, smartphones, digital cameras, and more

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