The Fear of Uncertainty Stinging Clear in the NAND Market
Initial reports for the 2014 NAND market are mixed so far. The good news is coming from the growing demand for enterprise solid state drives (SSDs), smartphones/tablets and other end devices, all of which utilize NAND flash memory. According to TrendForce, NAND flash demand is anticipated to hit 36% this year. However, the bad news is that consumer-level SSD demand and pricing still remain unpredictable.
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Automotive Semi Solutions at CES and Detroit Auto Show – Setting the stage for high demand
The past couple of weeks were filled with news from the two hot January tradeshows, International CES 2014 and North American International Auto Show 2014. What links these shows even more tightly together than in years past, is the role that information and connectivity are playing in our daily lives. The lines are blurring – or converging is likely a better perspective - between our consumer electronics (CE), our business computing, and our personal information needs for logistics, entertainment and safety. The end result is a new competitive playing field focused around human-machine interfaces (HMI) with solutions that partner electronics and automotive designers, as auto OEMs vie to meet our demands and win our purchases.
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