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The Bedford Report

October 08, 2010 08:46 ET

Memory Chip Makers Reaping Benefits From Demand for Tablet Computers

The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on SanDisk and Netlist

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 8, 2010) -  While new tablet computers such as the iPad and PlayBook threaten to eat into traditional computer companies' revenues, the introduction of tablets has benefitted the Memory Chip industry. This arms race of mobile devices and tablet computers is creating faster new product cycles and consumer demand for them is as high as it's ever been. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Semiconductor-Memory Chip Industry and provides research reports on SanDisk, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNDK) and Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

Tablets use NAND flash memory with fast boot times instead of traditional hard drive technology. NAND flash memory products are electrically re-writeable and non-volatile semiconductor devices that retain content when power is turned off. Flash is considered more rugged and faster than hard drive technology, which manufacturers view as an advantage for tablets, which need fast boot times and can easily be dropped. According to a report from IT industry research firm iSuppli, high-speed NAND flash chips will reach sales totalling 1.7 billion gigabytes this year, tripling last year's 428 million gigabyte shipments. The sales forecast for NAND flash chips calls for up to 8 billion gigabytes by 2014.

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It is certainly buying season for major tech players hoping to boost their product portfolios at a time when the lines in the data center market are blurring. According to, the latest acquisition rumour is that SanDisk is interested in buying STEC. SanDisk makes NAND flash storage, and STEC makes NAND-based solid-state drives for the enterprise.

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