Research and Markets: Extensive Examination of Present and Future Opportunities for Nanotechnology-Based Memory Chip and Disk Drive Solutions

Oct 11, 2004, 01:00 ET from Research and Markets

    DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets announces
 the addition of 'Nanomemory: Commercial Opportunities for Nano-based Memory
 and Storage Technologies' to their offering.
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     In this report, NanoMarkets identifies the present and future
 opportunities for nanotechnology-based memory chip and disk drive solutions.
 The report analyzes and comments on the efforts of both established and start-
 up companies in "nanostorage," evaluates the viability of competing technology
 approaches and pinpoints current and future market opportunities.
     This report examines the business prospects for the new generations of
 memory chips and disk drives and focuses especially on the following questions
 of vital importance to the development of this sector of the nanotechnology
      -- Which of the various technologies being touted for nanostorage
         solutions show real commercial potential?
      -- What new applications and devices will be enabled by nanostorage?
      -- Will nanotechnology bring about a merging of the memory chip industry
         and the disk drive industry, as many expect?
      -- How will nanostorage impact incumbent firms in the disk drive and
         memory chip business? (Hewlett Packard's nanotech efforts in this area
         are expected to lead to replacement technologies for flash memories)
      -- Which companies stand to win out and which will lose as nanostorage
      -- Will the established players develop their own nanostorage products or
         acquire start-ups?
     The report evaluates the market opportunities for devices and sub-systems
 being created for use within computing, telecom and datacom equipment and
 provides timelines for their introduction as well as examining the impact of
 nanotechnology on conventional memory chips and storage devices. The report
 evaluates both the role of incumbent disk drive and memory chip manufacturers
 and the promising new start-ups in this space, where their money is coming
 from, and their prospects for success, given their strategies, market
 conditions and funding levels.
     This report is targeted towards semiconductor, computer, disk drive and
 telecom equipment companies, for whom the answers to the questions raised
 above will be crucial. It will enable readers to better understand drivers and
 demand patterns for nanoelectronics products. Taking our demand-side analysis
 as a starting point, the report digs down to what requirements nanostorage
 devices will have to meet over the next few years and which of the R&D
 programs and commercial companies seem best prepared to seize the available
     The report will include forecasts of revenues generated by the nanostorage
 business. As with all NanoMarkets reports, this report will also profile and
 analyze the activities of both public companies and start-ups active in this
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