NAND Flash Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The NAND Flash Memory Market Report Covers Flash Memory Manufacturers, And It is Segmented by Type (SLC ((one-Bit Per Cell), Mlc ((second-Bit Per Cell), And TLC (three-Bit Per Cell), Qlc (quad Level Cell)), Structure (2-D Structure and 3-D Structure), Application (smartphones, Ssd, Memory Cards, And Tablets), And Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle-east and Africa). The Market Sizes and Forecasts are Provided in Terms of Value in USD for all the Above Segments.

NAND Flash Memory Market Snapshot

NAND Flash Memory Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 52.86 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 68.87 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 5.43 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific

Major Players

NAND Flash Memory Market

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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NAND Flash Memory Market Overview

The NAND Flash Memory Market size is estimated at USD 52.86 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 68.87 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 5.43% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

With the rise of PCs and smartphones, NAND flash consumption is dramatically increasing, much of which is attributed to the growth of the average capacity of smartphones. This is expected to drive the demand for NAND flash packaging, thus influencing the demand for memory packaging.

  • The growth of the market depends on several factors, including the growing investments in fabrication facilities, the market growth through edge storage, and the growing need for high-density storage to support smartphone applications.
  • The rising demand for 3D NAND has created an opportunity for supply chain members such as chip makers, equipment manufacturers, and material suppliers. This is driving investments in 3D NAND fabrication facilities.
  • Other consumer products such as tablets and cameras, along with industrial equipment and sensors, automotive systems, and medical devices, rely upon flash memory, which is integrated alongside their processors, and stores both data and the code they execute. As demand for massive data processing for artificial intelligence and machine learning applications grows, the trend for flash-based storage will continue to evolve.
  • The electronics device sector was anticipated to be impacted significantly by the COVID-19 outbreak, as China is one of the major suppliers of raw materials and finished products. The industry faced a reduction in production, disruption in the supply chain, and price fluctuations. The sales of prominent electronic companies were affected during the period. The travel restriction on both people and products hampered the market's growth in the short run.
  • Production of China-based NAND flash vendors was not severely affected by the outbreak of novel COVID-19. This is because the plants are highly automated, have relatively low demands for manpower, and operators are also stocked up with raw materials before the Chinese Lunar New Year. Foundry output was delivered to customers in China because semiconductor fabrication plants hold national special licenses. These allow them to ship their products throughout domestic China, even with cities under quarantine.

NAND Flash Memory Key Market Trends

The Smartphone Segment is Expected to Witness Significant Growth

  • Flash memory storage has become an essential component of smartphones. The NAND flash demand has been growing exponentially, primarily driven by the growth of the average capacity of smartphones.
  • NAND flash memory in smartphones can significantly enhance the performance of web browsing, email loading, games, and even social network sites such as Facebook. With the increasing adoption of smartphones, companies are adding extra features and applications to differentiate their products from other manufacturers.
  • For instance, manufacturers are integrating features such as gesture control, fingerprint scanners, and GPS into the devices. This is boosting the demand for NAND flash memory, which is used as code storage media for smartphones.
  • With 5G wireless communication on its way, the use of smartphones would increase multifold, increasing the need for the latest models to raise the bar continuously. For instance, according to the Ericsson Mobility report, in the North American region, 5G subscriptions are expected to account for 55% of mobile subscriptions by the end of 2024.
NAND Flash Memory Market : Estimated Number of Mobile Phone Connections  in Unit Billions, Global, 2021-2025

Asia-Pacific to Hold a Significant Market Share

  • Asia-Pacific is one of the biggest markets for NAND flash memories across the world. The region has a very high demand from almost all end-user applications, primarily led by the demand for smartphones in multiple developing countries in the region, such as China, India, and Indonesia.
  • Also, there is high activity from the semiconductor fabrication facilities in countries like China, Korea, and Singapore. An immense amount of capital is directed into the Chinese market by several multinational memory manufacturers, especially boosted by the country's government initiatives, such as Made in China 2025. 
  • The country's ambitious goal is to reach USD 305 billion in semiconductor output by 2030 and meet at least 80% of the domestic demand for semiconductors, which is expected to draw more investments into the country over the forecast period.
  • Multiple new companies in China, such as Yangtze River Storage Technology, Fujian Jin Hua, Hua Li, and Hefei Chang Xin Memory, are expected to invest heavily in the region. These companies are also expected to double their equipment investments.
  • Owing to such development in multiple countries, various competitors in the region are intensifying their efforts for expansion. 
NAND Flash Memory Market : Market CAGR (%), By Region, Global

NAND Flash Memory Competitive Landscape

The NAND flash memory market is consolidated dominated by major vendors, such as Intel, Micron Technology, Samsung Electronics, SanDisk, SK Hynix, and Toshiba. As the entry barriers in the market are high, the entry of new players is difficult. The existing vendors in the market are investing heavily in the R&D of new and innovative products.

  • October 2023 - Samsung Electronics Co. announced that it will mass produce 300-layer NAND flash memory chips for the first time in the world in early 2024, advancing the production timeline by one year compared to SK hynix Inc. which was the first to develop 321-layer NAND memory.
  • June 2023 - SK hynix Inc. has announced today that it has started mass production of its 238-layer 4D NAND Flash memory, and will begin supplying the 238-layer NAND product for smartphones, and expand the technology across its product portfolio such as PCIe 5.0* SSDs and high-capacity server SSDs going forward.

NAND Flash Memory Major Players

  1. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd

  2. KIOXIA Corporation

  3. Micron Technology Inc.

  4. SK Hynix Inc.

  5. Intel Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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NAND Flash Memory Recent Developments

  • October 2023 - Kioxia Corporation and Western Digital Corp. has announced details of their newest 3D flash memory technology. Applying advanced scaling and wafer bonding technologies, the 3D flash memory delivers exceptional capacity, performance and reliability at a compelling cost, which makes it ideal for meeting the needs of exponential data growth across a broad range of market segments.
  • August 2023 - SK Hynix has developed 321-layer NAND flash memory for data storage, as the race for more layers of chips and greater data capacity continues in the industry, The 321-layer NAND offers 59% more data capacity per area than the company's 238-layer memory, which entered mass production this year. The new technology is set to enter mass production in the first half of 2025.

NAND Flash Memory Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Assessment of Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Increasing Demand for Data Centers

      2. 5.1.2 Increasing Proliferation of 5G and IOT Devices

    2. 5.2 Market Restraints

      1. 5.2.1 Reliability Issues


    1. 6.1 Type

      1. 6.1.1 SLC (One-Bit Per Cell)

      2. 6.1.2 MLC (Two-Bit Per Cell)

      3. 6.1.3 TLC (Three-Bit Per Cell)

      4. 6.1.4 QLC (Quad Level Cell)

    2. 6.2 Structure

      1. 6.2.1 2D Structure

      2. 6.2.2 3D Structure

    3. 6.3 Application

      1. 6.3.1 Smartphone

      2. 6.3.2 SSD

      3. 6.3.3 Memory Card

      4. 6.3.4 Tablet

      5. 6.3.5 Other Applications

    4. 6.4 Geography

      1. 6.4.1 North America

      2. 6.4.2 Europe

      3. 6.4.3 Asia Pacific

      4. 6.4.4 Latin America

      5. 6.4.5 Middle-East and Africa


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd

      2. 7.1.2 KIOXIA Corporation

      3. 7.1.3 Micron Technology Inc.

      4. 7.1.4 SK Hynix Inc.

      5. 7.1.5 Intel Corporation

      6. 7.1.6 Yangtze Memory Technologies

      7. 7.1.7 SanDisk Corp. (Western Digital Technologies Inc.)

      8. 7.1.8 Powerchip Technology Corporation

      9. 7.1.9 Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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NAND Flash Memory Scope of the Report

NAND flash is a kind of non-volatile storage technology that does not require power to retain data. In other words, it is a form of electronically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM). It is programmed, erased, and reprogrammed in large blocks. It's called NAND because, at the circuit level, it's similar to the NAND logic function. The scope of the study covers the market on the basis of the type of NAND and different applications in smartphones, SSD, Memory Cards, and Tablet PC across the world.

The NAND flash memory market is segmented by type (SLC ((one-bit per cell), MLC ((second-bit per cell), and TLC (three-bit per cell), QLC (quad level cell)), structure (2-D structure and 3-D structure), application (smartphones, SSD, memory cards, and tablets), and geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa). The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value in USD for all the above segments.

SLC (One-Bit Per Cell)
MLC (Two-Bit Per Cell)
TLC (Three-Bit Per Cell)
QLC (Quad Level Cell)
2D Structure
3D Structure
Memory Card
Other Applications
North America
Asia Pacific
Latin America
Middle-East and Africa
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NAND Flash Memory Market Research FAQs

The NAND Flash Memory Market size is expected to reach USD 52.86 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 5.43% to reach USD 68.87 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the NAND Flash Memory Market size is expected to reach USD 52.86 billion.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, KIOXIA Corporation, Micron Technology Inc., SK Hynix Inc. and Intel Corporation are the major companies operating in the NAND Flash Memory Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in NAND Flash Memory Market.

In 2023, the NAND Flash Memory Market size was estimated at USD 49.99 billion. The report covers the NAND Flash Memory Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the NAND Flash Memory Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Major challenges faced by the NAND Flash Memory Market are: a) Technological complexities b) High initial investment and production costs c) Competition from alternative storage technologies d) Vulnerability to market and price fluctuations

NAND Flash Industry Report

The global NAND flash memory market is on an upward trajectory, fueled by the escalating demand for affordable storage solutions in consumer electronics. As a pivotal element in smartphones, SSDs, memory cards, and tablets, NAND flash storage has become indispensable, due to its power-efficient, high-density, and cost-effective storage capabilities. The shift towards 3D NAND flash memory underscores a quest for higher storage capacity and efficiency. The Asia-Pacific region is at the forefront, driven by its robust adoption in consumer electronics and enterprise storage, while North America is set to experience significant growth with the advent of 5G and IoT technologies. The market, which is segmented by type, structure, and application, spans a broad spectrum of industry verticals, including automotive and manufacturing. Despite challenges like reliability concerns, the NAND flash memory market is poised for growth, propelled by advancements in AI, machine learning, and an increasing demand for high-density storage solutions. For detailed insights, Mordor Intelligence™ offers a comprehensive analysis, including market share, size, revenue growth rate, and a forecast outlook, available as a free report PDF download.

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NAND Flash Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)