Memory Drive & SharePlayer/ShareDrive Market Information
The experts say USB-enabled devices will continue
their march to ubiquity in electronics products, as total
USB-enabled devices will rise from 705.7 million in 2004
to 2.1 billion in 2009. Growth will continue in all categories
- PCs, PC peripherals, consumer electronics, and communications
devices. The number of USB-enabled units is
forecasted in the billions.
Flash Memory Drives
Flash Drive Ownership continues to climb. Consumers who
own thumbdrives increase dramatically from 2003 with the
America 15% increase
America 4% increase
Europe 7% increase
Flash Drive Revenues Growth
market for USB flash drives is expected to grow from $572
million in 2001, $1.7 billion in 2002, $13 billion in
2003 to $42 billion in 2007, according to Gartner Research.
Revenue in 2005 is estimated at over $17 to $20 billion.
Today's article by Mr. Gregory Lamb of Christian Science
Monitor reported "More than 60 million of these USB
(Universal Serial Bus) flash drives also know as
pocket drives, thumb drives, jump drives, memory sticks,
or pen drives are expected to be sold this year."
for a technology description of flash memory.
Workforce's are mobilizing
thats no secret. Research groups estimate
that by 2008, most
professionals will spend at least one day a week working
away from the office. That means IT managers need to ensure
that these mobile workers have access to e-mail and other
corporate resources, in a secure and reliable way. And
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is one of the major manufacturers of flash memory and
they have announced that they expect the price of flash
memory to drop by roughly half in each of the next two
to three years.
effect the way we work and play
must be equipped with technical know-how the ability
to exchange information is part of the growing digital
MP3 & photos for entertainment - to copying
business information is a daily requirement. ShareDrives
provide a new mobility
MP3 USB Flash Drives
MP3 Player Ownership Continues To Rise
June 29, 2006
new study from Ipsos research firm says that one in five
Americans ages 12 and up now owns a portable MP3 player,
a new statistical high. Also, one in 20 Americans in that
age group now owns more than one portable music player.
There is also increased interest among younger consumers
in watching video on their players, but even more interest
in their players doubling as a radio.
year's Ipsos TEMPO study showed that only 15 percent of
Americans 12+ owned MP3 players, which this year's numbers
put it at 20 percent. This is almost double the numbers
from April 2003, when it was 11 percent. Six percent of
Americans 12+ now own more than one player.
at specific demographics, 54 percent of teens and 30 percent
of 18-34 year-olds own a MP3 player. More males (24 percent)
than females (16 percent) are MP3 player owners. Though
48 percent of music downloaders own a device, users' CD
collections are still the main source of music for their
a quarter of those surveyed have video-capable MP3 players,
with over a third of 12-24 year-olds interested in watching
videos on their devices, including 39 percent into music
videos. However, the ability to use their MP3 player as
a radio is even more popular an option, with 46 percent
interested in being able to listen to FM radio on their
device. Also, 39 percent were interested in the ability
to listen to satellite radio on their player. Among 25-54
year-olds, radio interest was also an attractive feature.
couple of years ago, the MP3 player market was a 100 percent
Microdrive market, Microdrive is the brand-name used by
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies for its 1-inch drives
but is sometimes used by others to refer to the miniature
form factor drives.
the boundary has shifted. All 1GB capacity MP3 players
use flash memory. Flash memory storage has begun to encroach
into the 2GB to 4GB capacity class market. Price-per-bit
have moved flash memory's in favor over Microdrive designs.
will be a continuing trend as long as the price drop per
year continues for flash memory. This means by the end
of this year, the majority
of 4GB [capacity] or lower MP3 players will be flash memory
and not Microdrives.
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