Embedded Multimedia Card (eMMC) Market Overview:
The Global Embedded Multimedia Card (eMMC) Market is expected reach $32,321.9 million by 2022. Embedded multimedia cards (eMMCs) are embedded memory solutions that provide high memory capacity, flexibility, and less power consumption at comparatively low prices. They are applicable in a wide range of products, including mobile computing devices, smartphones, medical devices, and military equipment. eMMC is an integrated package consisting of flash memory and a flash memory controller combined on a silicon die. Multimedia card (MMC) interface, flash memory, and flash memory controller are the three major components of an eMMC.
The eMMC market is driven by the rising sale of smartphones and need for integrated memory in mobile computing devices. However, frequent changes in technology leading to development of more advanced products such as Universal Flash Storage (UFS) restrict the market growth. In the automotive sector, eMMCs are utilized in vehicle cameras, in-car infotainment, GPS systems, and ADAS applications. eMMCs have been largely adopted owing to their offerings such as large storage capacity, fast processing, and others. They are also used in applications such as medical, military equipment, automotive electronic devices, mobile Internet devices, and others. In addition, the defense sector makes use of eMMCs owing to its features such as high reliability, speed, and scalability. These cards are used among networking devices, security and surveillance devices, and others in the defense sector. In the public sector, eMMCs are prominently used for big data analytics and cyber security for protection and management of critical information.
The market comprises key manufacturers such as Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., SanDisk Corporation, SK Hynix Inc., Phison Electronics Corporation, Greenliant Systems Inc., Kingston Technology Company Inc., Micron Technology, Inc., Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, Transcend Information, Inc., and Toshiba Corporation.
The eMMC market is segmented on the basis of density, application, end user, and geography. The various densities of eMMCs are 2GB‐4GB, 8GB‐16GB, 32GB‐64GB, and 128GB‐256GB. eMMCs are used in smartphones, digital cameras, GPS systems, and others (e-readers, tablets, and PCs). Key end users in this market are automotive, industrial, healthcare, public, IT & telecom, and other sectors (retail and energy & utility). Geographically, the market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
The automotive sector dominated the global market in 2015, pertaining to the increasing adoption of eMMCs in vehicle cameras, in-car infotainment, GPS systems, and ADAS applications. However, the industrial sector is expected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period, owing to the industrial requirement of highly reliable storage devices operable in rugged environments.
In 2015, smartphones dominated the global eMMC market, owing to its application in various mobile applications and Internet platforms and offerings such as large storage capabilities, low cost, and fast processing speed. Moreover, the GPS application of eMMCs is projected to grow at the highest CAGR, due to its advanced storage solutions and increasing use of location-based services among mobile devices and electronic devices used in vehicles.
Asia-Pacific generated the highest revenue in 2015, and is expected to dominate the market by 2022, attributable to the rise in economic development. However, LAMEA is projected to grow at the highest CAGR, owing to higher adoption of electronic embedded applications such as smartphones, tablets, and others.
Top factors impacting the global eMMC market
Growing sale of smartphones
The continuity in the sales of smartphones worldwide drives the growth of eMMC market. Benefits offered by eMMCs to smartphones include high storage capacity, cost efficiency, and others. Compact-sized embedded multimedia cards can be easily used in manufacturing various small devices such as smartphones. Advanced storage solutions provided by eMMCs, such as enhanced processing power, rebooting functionality, and enhanced content storage, are expected to increase the demand for eMMCs in smartphones.
Need for integrated memory in mobile computing devices
Mobile computing devices, such as tablet PC, laptops, netbooks, personal digital assistants (PDA), smartphones, e-readers, and others, have created increased demand for advanced and efficient memory products. eMMCs offer advanced memory densities to support high-end multimedia features including content storage, and high-definition videos. eMMCs simplify the non-volatile memory interface design and it is an efficient memory solution to mobile computing devices.
Frequent technology upgradation
Frequent upgradation in technology for better storage solutions used in various industrial, automotive, and other devices is one of the restraining factors for the growth of eMMC market. Various enhanced products such as UFS are launched in the market to improve memory solutions for electronic and communication devices, including mobile phones, vehicle-infotainment devices, laptops, and others. The rapid changing technologies and development of new products with advanced features results in making technology obsolete and restricting the market growth.
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- Quantitative analysis of the current market and estimations through 2014‐2022 is provided to showcase the financial competency of the market.
- Porter’s five forces analysis of the industry illustrates the potency of buyers and suppliers.
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eMMC Market Key Segment
The market is segmented on the basis of density, application, end user, and geography.
- Digital Cameras
- GPS System
- Others (E-readers, Tablets, and PCs)
BY END USER
- Aerospace & Defense
- IT & telecom
- Others (Retail and Energy & Utility)
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East