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Yole Developpement sees MRAM, RRAM and PCM memories generating $4.6 billion in 2021

Jul 28, 2016

Yole Developpement says that the emerging Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) market is still small, generating only $53 million in sales in 2015. The market is still limited to niche markets due to the limited densities.

Next-gen memory, time to market (Yole, 2015)

Yole sees the market growing very quickly, though, to reach $4.6 billion by 2021 - a CAGR of 110%. Yole says that the clear go-to market for emerging-NVM will be storage-class memory. High-capacity SCM applications will use either phase-change memory or RRAM memory, while applications that require high endurance and speed will adopt STT-MRAM memories.

Coughlin sees the MRAM market growing to over $1.3 billion in 2020

Nov 15, 2015

A new report from Coughlin Associates says that in the near future we will see dramatic changes in the memory market as as fast non-volatile memories augment and eventually replace volatile memory.

Memory technology shipping storage capacity forecast (Coughlin)

Coughlin sees MRAM (and STT-MRAM) annual shipping capacity rising from 240TB in 2014 to between 15 and 35 PB in 2020. MRAM and STT-RAM revenues are expected to increase from about $300 million in 2014 to between $1.35 and $3.15 billion by 2020.

Yole sees STT-MRAM as the most suitable technology to start replacing DRAM in 2018

Feb 08, 2015

Yole Developpement released a new emerging-memory market report in which they try to asses the future of the memory market. Yose says that Phase-change memory (PCM) is pretty much dead, and the two main emerging memory technologies are MRAM and Resistive random Access Memory (ReRAM or RRAM).

Yole Développement emerging memory market slide (2015)

While RRAM is very promising in the near future, with support from Micron (they plan to release RRAM chips in 2015) and Panasonic while other players are expected to react quickly. RRAM and STT-MRAM will compete in 2015-2016 in some standalone markets (such as embedded MCU, wearables and smart cards and the storage class memory for enterprise storage which will be the biggest market), and it's not clear yet which technology will be the most popular.

Coughlin sees the MRAM market growing from $190 million in 2013 to over $2 billion in 2019

Apr 21, 2014

Coughlin Associates released a new report on non-volatile memory and storage technologies. The authors see MRAM and STT-MRAM replacing SRAM and DRAM within the next few years - and probably before RRAM replaces flash memory. MRAM advances quickly and this will result in lower prices which will make the technology very competitive.

Coughlin projects that MRAM and STT-MRAM annual shipping capacity will rise from an about 80 TB in 2013 to 16.5 PB in 2019. Revenues will increase from $190 million in 2013 to $2.1 billion in 2019. This will obviously require more production capacity and the MRAM manufacturing equipment market (not including the CMOS creation) will rise from $52.9 million in 2013 to $246.3 million in 2019.

Yole Développement sees the PCM and MRAM markets reaching $1.6 billion in 2018

Feb 20, 2013

Yole Développement released a new report on Emerging Non-Volatile Memories (which include four major technologies: MRAM, PCM, RRAM and FeRAM). They see the market increasing ten-fold in the next five years to $2 billion by 2018 (of which STT-MRAM and PCM will take the major share of $1.6 billion) - mostly due to improved scalability and chip density.

2012-2018 emerging NVM market chart

The largest market will be enterprise storage, where STT-MRAM and PCM cache memory will be adopted. PCM will also be used in mobile phones thanks to 1GB chips made available by Micron in 2012. STT-MRAM is expected to replace SRAM in SoC applications thanks to lower power consumption and better scalability. Another market for MRAM and STT-MRAM is smart card MCUs.

Markets&Markets: the global next-gen memory market will only reach $90 million in 2017

Dec 03, 2012

Markets and Markets is set to release a new report next month (Global Next-Gen memory market 2012-2017) in which they predict that the total market for new kinds of memory technologies will only reach $90.74 million by 2017 - a CAGR of 7.3% from 2012.

The report details several technology types, including MRAM, PCRAM, Ferroelectric RAM and Memristors. Of the next generation technologies, MRAM, in 2017, will be biggest market followed by FeRAM, PCRAM & Memristors.

Everspin - Dell and LSI uses MRAM in RAID controllers

Jan 18, 2012

Everspin issued a PR today announcing a 300% growth in product shipment in 2011 - with 250 new design wins. Everspin actually revealed this information last week at CES. Everspin says that the enterprise storage, server and networking segment was the fastest growing segment during the year (Everspin's "traditinal" markets are the industrial, energy and automotive and transportation markets).

The company further revealed that a number of leading vendors in this segment are using MRAM for critical data storage in RAID systems, servers and routers. Both Dell and LSI are using Everspin's chips in their RAID controllers.

Everspin to ship 5 million MRAM chips in 2012, have over 300 customers, 250 design wins

Jan 12, 2012

Everspin had a presentation at CES 2012, in which they gave some interesting new details. The company has shipped over 4 million MRAM chips to date, and they expect to ship over 5 million in 2012 (this is based on design wins in 2011). They have over 300 customers and over 250 design wins. Everspin further says that currently there are over 100 MRAM products on the market.

Everspin MRAM shipments 2008-2012