Memory market: Yole Développement announces a 40% growth…

The semiconductor industry posted record results in 2017, with revenue exceeding US$400 billion. Overall demand for semiconductor devices was robust throughout the year, driven by the growing adoption of electronics components across all applications, with particular strength in the mobile and data center markets. Semiconductor growth in 2017 was led by the memory segment, with impressive revenue reaching US$126 billion. It represents an increase of over 60% year-over-year. Yole Développement (Yole) Memory Team forecasts the memory market to reach US$177 billion in 2018, with 40% growth.

Under this dynamic ecosystem, Yole and its partners System Plus Consulting and Knowmade, all parts of Yole Group of Companies, deeply scan the memory area. They propose today valuable memory services to deliver world class research, data and insight. Their aim is to ensure its clients are well-versed in all aspects of this competitive industry. Yole Group of Companies leverage decades of industry experience and expertise while partnering with its clients to make sure they are consistently well-informed on this pushy market.
Today two memory research services, DRAM Service and NAND Service have been developed by Yole Group of Companies. Full description of both services are available in a new dedicated Memory section on In addition, a selection of technology & market news are daily selected by Yole’s memory team and posted in this section.

Make sure to collect deep insights and significant analyses from leading industry experts, combining over 50-year experience in memory and semiconductor-related fields.

Both DRAM and NAND markets were in a state of undersupply throughout the year, leading to rising prices and record revenue and profitability for the memory suppliers. Demand was very strong, led by mobile and data center / SSD and augmented by emerging growth drivers including AI , IoT and automotive. Supply growth across both DRAM and NAND was constrained, due to a combination of limited wafer growth and technological challenges… Full article.