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Samsung leads in 2008 SSD market with over 30% share, says Gartner

 



 
Josephine Lien, Taipei; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 10 June 2009]

Revenues for the SSD market (including low-cost PC solutions) worldwide totaled US$585 million in 2008, rising over 100% from US$259 million in 2007, according to a recent report released by Gartner. PC applications contributed around 58% to the total market for SSDs last year.

Samsung Electronics led the market with 31.7% revenue market share in 2008, up 14.8 percentage points from 16.9% in 2007, the Gartner report shows. The research firm attributed the significant share growth to increased adoption of Samsung's drives in mainstream PC models.

STEC was second with 15.7% last year, according to the report. In addition to OEM orders placed by EMC and Sun Microsystems, STEC has recently cut into the supply chain with SSDs used in Apple's products. Meanwhile, SanDisk came in third with 9.4%, facing tougher competition from recent entrant Intel. Intel climbed to fourth with 6.9% in 2008, compared to less than 1% that it took in 2007.

Global top-10 SSD vendors, 2008 (US$m)

2008 rank

Company

2008 revenues

2008 share

2007 share

1

Samsung

185.88

31.7%

19.6%

2

STEC

92.06

15.7%

18.3%

3

SanDisk

54.95

9.4%

17.3%

4

Intel

40.37

6.9%

0.5%

5

Smart Modular Technologies

18.94

3.2%

5.3%

6

Mtron

15.45

2.6%

5.0%

7

BiTMICRO Networks

13.52

2.3%

5.1%

8

Fusion-io

12.55

2.1%

-

9

SiliconSystems

9.87

1.7%

1.7%

10

Transcend

9.65

1.6%

-

Others

132.32

22.6%

27.1%

Total

585.54

100%

100%

Source: Gartner, compiled by Digitimes, June 2009

SSD markets: Sales breakdown by density, 2008 (thousand US$)

Low-cost PCs

Mainstream PCs

Enterprise SSD

Industrial SSD

Total

64MB

-

-

-

2

2

128MB

-

-

-

77

77

256MB

-

-

-

138

138

512MB

-

-

-

652

652

1GB

-

-

-

1,615

1,615

2GB

1,589

-

-

4,176

5,765

4GB

17,881

-

-

9,663

27,654

4.1-8GB

38,757

-

-

24,029

62,786

8.1-16GB

36,761

454

-

31,561

68,776

16.1-32GB

5,175

23,905

11,384

33,525

73,989

32.1-64GB

1,000

92,869

38,940

14,341

147,150

64.1-128GB

-

104,833

17,551

18,733

141,117

128.1-256GB

-

18,189

24,749

11,871

54,809

256.1-512GB

-

-

-

1,012

1,012

Total

101,273

240,250

92,625

151,395

585,543

Source: Gartner, compiled by Digitimes, June 2009

SSD sales breakdown by region, 2008

Source: Gartner, compiled by Digitimes, June 2009

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