||In recent years, due to the Smartphone and SSD demand, manufacturers develop high-capacity, fast read, write speeds and low-cost products. Chinese manufacturers are also optimistic about NAND Flash the future development of the industry, spend a lot of money and actively expand the plant and acquisition-related industries. |
Patent analysis used in this study. Analysis software patents through M-Trends NAND Flash industry for the basic patent data analysis which use the 80/20 rule to identify major technologies and patents mainly through Cooperative Patent Classification. Through to product life cycle makes sure which the period in this industry and Roadmap for this technologies a decade of technical profile, and finally to provide advice on the development strategies for the NAND Flash vendors.
Currently, supplies NAND Flash manufacturers are Intel, Micron, Samsung, SanDisk, SK Hynix and Toshiba. Micron is in front of the others in this industry. The results of this study a total of 11 major technologies, and the main patented a total of 26, according to industry lifecycle analysis results from maturity into decline.
Finally, this study suggests: need for mainstream technologies development areas, selected major patent technologies do extend, new 3D NAND Flash contract price, set out to develop a hybrid memory technologies and emerging-memory technologies.