As CES marks half a century of bringing innovation to the world, there were over 3800 vendors from 150 countries and 170000 attendees. Many conceptual products shown in the past have become actual or even mass production products this year. Out of all the products exhibited “VR” related products has been the focus of attention, this can be seen in the 79% increase for related products. Autonomous vehicles & vehicle related technology have also been the focus of this year, with well over 200 thousand Square foot of exhibition space. Allion is here to provide first hand coverage for all you tech fans out there.
SD memory cards are a compact storage medium for personal data and multimedia files (audio, images, and video). SD cards feature large storage capacity and fast data transmission speeds in a small form factor for use in a wide range of products. Driven by the trend for slimmer and lighter consumer electronics, the market for SD cards is growing fast. Typical applications include digital cameras, mobile phones, multimedia players, printers, computer systems, card readers, home entertainment equipment, and in-vehicle infotainment systems.
Mobile devices are essential for our daily life, but for most of us, the internal memory storage on these devices is inadequate. Unfortunately, this problem is only getting worse, as activities like photo taking, video recording, and downloading, demand increasingly more memory. As a result, many users expand available memory on their mobile devices by inserting SD cards. According to Strategy Analytics, 75% of smart phones include a microSD slot, which points to the fact that SD cards are now an essential feature for many mobile devices. The SD industry trade group, SD Association (SDA), continuously improves SD card specifications and protocols in order to satisfy the ever increasing demand for memory.
In the age of information explosion, everyone has an easy access to all sorts of information craving, sharing, transmission and storage through the Cloud. Targeting the vigorous development of cloud computing technology, many vendors have introduced “Cloud Storage Services” to hit the market. In other words, the traditional HD and USB flash drive are old-fashioned actually; meanwhile, cloud computing has gradually changed the way of obtaining computing resources in our modern, mobile lives to integrate all user scenarios and transmission technology into the seamless communications.
According to iSuppli, the price of NAND Flash would continue to drop in 2014. The price of Solid State Drive (SSD) that uses semi conductor such as NAND Flash as data storage device would gradually become friendlier which would improve consumer’s purchase intention and accelerate the speed of penetration rate. Ultrathin design of SSD is not only used on consumer products, but also massively adopted on enterprise level products. At the same time, there are some products between consumer and enterprise level.
Since the need of thin and light laptops such as Ultrabooks, Ultrathin Notebooks and portable devices has been growing, Solid State Drive (SSD) has become the mainstream storage media for tablets, and also the standard storage alternative for high-level notebooks, as a replacement for Hard Disk Drive. The great amount of implementation hence increases SSD’s annual growth rate as a whole. With the prevailing trend of thin and light design and the decent of SSD’s unit price, consumers have shown higher interests in SSD than before. IHS iSuppli even predicts that there would be more than 227 million shipment volume of SSD in 2017.
Market status of SD card
No one doubts that SD Card is one of the most popular memory cards in the world. SD Card standard started in 2000, and has expanded its applications into digital still camera, mobile phone and PC peripherals. According to iSuppli 2011 market trend forecast, SD card, as a removable media to carry files, is not only for information, but also audio and videos with its big capacity and low prices.
Since the last article “Exploring the Quality of SSD – A Testing and Evaluation Report for SSDs in the Market Today” was released in the end of 2010, we have received a large amount of positive feedback from readers and followers. In order to response to all the requests from our followers, we are releasing a follow up test report with latest SSD products. Hoping this report could provide valuable information when you purchasing a SSD drive.
Solid State Drive (SSD), an emerging technology to the manufacturers and end-users in the marketplace, is considered as one of the innovative storage media that features high speed, low power consuming, high endurance and light-weight. It becomes a focus since the product has launched. At the current stage, SSD has been widely adopted in the product lines targeting on enterprise use. However, SSD still remains as a prospective product for many consumers as they often require a further evaluation before making a purchasing decision. The price and quality of the product are mainly the key factors that consumers are concerned about.
SDXC (Secure Digital Extended Capacity) standard was first introduced in spring 2009 at CES by SDA (SD Association). Already the dominating memory card standard, SDXC is an upgrade revision of its successful predecessor SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) to accommodate rising demand of a faster and higher capacity memory module. While SDXC may have seen promising to become the next mainstream memory card standard, is it really as good and as fast as they say it is?