IHS iSuppli: Cloud storage is reducing demand for NAND flash

03/6/2013 | PC Magazine

Manufacturers of mobile devices are using fewer NAND flash memory chips because of the increasing use of cloud-based data storage and streaming media, according to IHS iSuppli. The market research firm found that cellphones this year have an average memory capacity of 12.8 gigabytes, compared with 13.2GB in the first six months of 2012. It added, "From the first half of 2011 to the same time one year later, flash memory loading in tablets dipped 25% from 32.1GB to 24.0GB on average."

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