Universal Flash Storage (UFS) is a flash storage designed for digital cameras, mobile phones, and consumer electronic devices. It aims to provide faster data transfer rates and higher reliability for flash memory.
The universal flash storage device while reducing market confusion and eliminating the need for different adapters for its standard. It is applied to both embedded and removable flash memory based on the storage devices features. Some of the important features that have made the universal flash storage so popular in the market are its data transfer speed is more than five times faster than currently used microSD ultra-high speed UHS-I cards.
The global universal flash storage market is segmented on the basis of configuration, capacity, application, end use, and region. Based on configuration, the market is divided into embedded, removable. In terms of capacity, the market is categorized into 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB. On the basis of application, the market is divided into mass storage, boot storage, XiP flash, external card. On the basis of end use, the market is divided into automotive electronics, digital cameras, gaming consoles, high-resolution displays, laptops, smartphones, others. Geographically, the market is analyzed across several regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America, Middle East & Africa (LAMEA).
COVID-19 Scenario Analysis:
The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused production delays, increased costs, and lost sales. Regulatory bodies throughout the globe impose lockdown and restriction and has recommended stringent norms such as social distancing, isolation, which severely affect the Universal Flash Storage market.
In addition, Samsung leading market player in universal flash storage market, has closed some of its facilities and stores in support of COVID-19's has closed some of its facilities and stores to support norms followed in the world. Samsung also provides a one-month extension for customers whose manufacturer’s warranty has expired and cannot provide services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Top Impacting Factors: Market Scenario Analysis, Trends, Drivers and Impact Analysis
The major factors that impact the growth of the Universal Flash Storage market include use of mobile phones, and multifunction smartphones and increase in the demand for storage and this demand for storage drive the growth of universal flash storage market size.
In the consumer electronics industry, the embedded multimedia card (eMMc) is well-known as it used in various electronics devices around the globe. However, embedded multimedia card is the dominant mobile storage interface nowadays, because it is parallel interface can send data in one direction, it is inefficient when reading and writing data at the same time. On the other hand, UFS is used in conjunction with a serial interface to allow simultaneous reading and writing of data, thereby providing better performance and responsiveness. Hence, the need for the Universal Flash Storage in the consumer electronics will drive the demand for Universal Flash Storage in the market.
Another important aspect of UFS's upcoming scalability that allows bandwidth to be increased to support future mobile phone technology advancements, such as 4K video recording and virtual reality. In addition, higher resolution content also increases the embedded multimedia card bandwidth limit, which drive the growth for universal flash storage.
The Universal Flash Storage Market Trends are as Follows:
Extensive Use of Universal Flash Storage in the Automation and Consumer Electronics:
The adoption of portable electronic devices and the emergence of high-speed data transmission technologies with improved productivity and responsiveness drive the market growth in the coming years. In addition, technological innovation and increase in acceptance of embedded applications in this segment drive the growth of the universal flash storage market. However, the high costs associated with the adoption of universal flash storage market (UFS) decrease the market growth.
Wide-Scale Adoption of IoT Technology in Universal Flash Storage:
The popularity of the Internet of Things and high-speed data technology is expected to promote the development of the Universal Flash Storage memory market in the next few years. The high speed and the IoT technology when coupled with the Universal Flash Storage provides some additional features to the Universal Flash Storage such as with the help of wireless IOT the Universal Flash Storage are capable to manage applications more easily. This will help in monitoring and controlling the storage levels over a wide surface area. Thus, an increase in demand for IoT technology and high-speed data transporting will lead to the rise in demand of Universal Flash Storage in the market which will increase the market growth rate in Universal Flash Storage market forecast period.
Key Benefits of the Report:
- This study presents the analytical depiction of the Universal Flash Storage Market along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
- The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed analysis of the Universal Flash Storage Market share.
- The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the Universal Flash Storage Market growth scenario.
- Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market.
- The report provides a detailed Universal Flash Storage Market analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years.
Questions Answered in the Universal Flash Storage Market Research Report:
- What are the leading market players active in the Universal Flash Storage Market?
- What the current trends will influence the market in the next few years?
- What are the driving factors, restraints, and opportunities in the market?
- What are the projections for the future that would help in taking further strategic steps?
Universal Flash Storage Market Report Highlights
By End Use
Key Market Players
Mircron Technology Inc., Texas Instruments, Sony Ericsson, Toshiba Corp., SK Hynix Inc., Phison, STMicroelectronics, SAMSUNG, Nokia Corp.