Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
E FUN Introduces Affordable Flexx 2-in-1 Windows Tablets
Atmel Showcases System Solution for Wearables at Computex 2015
Sony Delivers New Entry-level Professional Camcorder, New 4K Laser Projection Options And Professional Laser and Lamp Projectors
GLOBALFOUNDRIES Provides Design Flows For 14nm FinFET Chips
COMPUTEX: Shuttle Unveils PCs with Broadwell Core i3, i5 and i7 Processors
Computex: New Dell Inspiron Laptops, 2-in-1 and Desktop Devices For Everyday Computing Needs
SSDs Hit Pricing Sweet Spot
Creative Introduces Draco HS880 Gaming Headset
Active Discussions
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > PC Parts > Marvell...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, July 03, 2014
Marvell and Taiwanese Makers To Benefit From Recent SSD Controller IC Industry Restructure


Seagate's acquisition of LSI's Accelerated Solution Division (ASD) and FCD (Flash Components Division) assets from Avago Technology is expected to benefit Marvell and Taiwanese SSD controller manufacturers.

FCD was responsible for LSI?s SSD controller R&D division, and formerly a SandForce research team. The division?s main clients include suppliers in enterprise SSD, PC OEM SSD and retail SSD.

With the acquisition, Seagate is strengthening its server storage product competitiveness, and therefore is likely to put less emphasis on the PC OEM and Retail SSD markets in the future.

The largest SSD Enterprise manufacturers as of now are Intel and Samsung, which mainly use in-house control chip solutions to meet high customization demand from clients. Alan Chen, Senior Manager, DRAMeXchange, believes that in the future Enterprise SSD providers will mainly use in-house controller chips and that Seagate's Avago purchase will have limited impact on the Enterprise SSD controller chip market.

Currently, the main providers of PC OEM SSD products are Samsung, Sandisk, Intel, Toshiba, Liteon IT, Micron and SK Hynix, which hold over a 90% market share. In terms of controller chip solution strategies, Samsung uses in-house chips while Sandisk, Intel, Toshiba, and SK Hynix outsource orders in combination with in-house made products. Micron and Liteon IT outsource all of their chip orders. LSI and Marvell hold over a 90% share for receiving outsourced orders, hence following Seagate's purchase of FCD, manufacturers began cooperating with Marvell in order to avoid purchasing controller chips from Seagate as well as lower operation risk. Marvell is also the only manufacturer that has PCle controller chip mass-production experience. With Apple already using PCIe in its notebook applications, other vendors are expected to begin upgrading their SSD interface specifications from SATA III to PCle. Therefore, Marvell is expected to maintain a strong leading position in the market in the short to medium terms, according to Chen.

Retail SSD is also another market for Avago FCD, which currently holds over an 80% share, and module customers are heavily seeking out the company's controller chip solutions. The share is expected to be further divided among Jmicron, Phison and SMI, whose SATA III controllers, according to Chen, are already good enough to compete against Avago FCD?s products in the retail SSD market. Many of the industry's module suppliers are already using the Taiwanese manufacturers' cost effective solutions before the acquisition of Avago's ASD and FCD departments took place. "With the number of module clients anticipated to surge as a result of Seagate's acquisitions, the Taiwanese makers have a good chance of seeing further shipment growth in the future," Chan added.




Previous
Next
TV Makers Phase Out Plasma TV Production        All News        Huawei Joins 5G Infrastructure Association Board
ECS LIVA Is The Smallest Windows-Based Mini PC Kit     PC Parts News      AMD Announces New A-Series APUs

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
SSDs Hit Pricing Sweet Spot
Computex: SanDisk Introduces New USB 3.0 Flash Drives, Portable SSD And 2TB SATA SSD For Cloud Data Services
HDD Sales Drop, SSDs See Minor Growth
SanDisk Releases Z400s SSD for Mainstream PCs And Embedded Applications
New OCZ Z-Drive 6000 Enterprise PCIe SSD Series Come With NVMe Support
Innodisk Announces DRAM-less SSDs
Super Talent Portable Storage Device Features SSD RAID And USB 3.0
Research Shows That Heat Can Limit The Lifetime Of Your SSD
Fixtar To Ship 6TB SSD This Summer
Intel Accelerates Data Centers With New SSD DC S3510 Series
Kingston HyperX Savage SSD Released
Marvell Launches The ARMADA 1500 Ultra Platform for 4K Entertainment

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .