SOURCE: The Bedford Report

The Bedford Report

December 08, 2010 08:46 ET

Significant Growth Prospects Present in Memory Chip Market

The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on SanDisk & Netlist

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 8, 2010) - Several memory chip makers saw their top lines spike this year as mobile demand grew almost exponentially. Flash memory has been the industry standard for data storage on smart phones, tablets and other portable devices, and has made chip makers with a strong presence in the NAND flash market the strongest performers in the industry as of late. NAND is considered to be more rugged and faster than hard drive technology, which manufacturers view as an advantage for tablets that need fast boot times and can easily be dropped. 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:

www.bedfordreport.com/2010-10-SNDK

www.bedfordreport.com/2010-10-NLST

Viable competition could be on the way soon for NAND Memory, however. Several chipmakers are now predicting that 3D chip technology could take the place of flash memory in the near future. As well as being faster, 3D chips are also cheaper than Flash chips.

Presently, SanDisk's main chip product is NAND Flash memory; however, the company looks to have its eyes set on 3D chip technology. Since 2008, SanDisk has been working with Toshiba on 3D memory chips.

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The news is not all good for memory chipmakers as declines in computer sales have hurt earnings this year for companies more focused on dynamic random access memory (DRAM). For those needing a quick overview, DRAMs read the data widely used in traditional PCs. Contract prices for mainstream DRAM chips have posted enlarged drops in the last month.

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