Table of Content


I.INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

A Prelude

USB – An Evolution to 3.0

USB 3.0 Vs USB 2.0: A Comparative Analysis

USB 3.0 Vs USB 2.0: Comparison of Data Transfer Rates by File Size

Widespread Availability of Enabled Devices Drives the Market

Efficient Battery Maintenance – Business Case for USB 3.0

Backward Compatibility – A Marked Trait from Previous Versions

USB 3.0 Gears Up for Upward Growth

Opportunity Indicator:

Key Statistical Data:

Table 1: Global USB-Enabled Devices Market (2012, 2014 & 2016): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Shipments by USB Technology (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Growing Demand for USB 3.0 Interface to Benefit USB 3.0 Chips Market

PC Segment – The Early Adopter of USB 3.0 Interface

Rising Data Portability Needs Drive USB 3.0

USB 3.0 Flash Drives Make the Cut in Storage Market

Opportunity Indicators:

Table 2: Enterprise Uses of USB Flash Drives: Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume of Stored Data by Nature of Information (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 3: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for USB Flash Drives by Technology - USB2.0, USB3.0 and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million Units for Years 2012 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 4: World 4-Year Perspective for USB Flash Drives by Technology - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for USB2.0, USB3.0 and Other Markets for Years 2012 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

USB 3.0 High-Bandwidth Storage Devices – A Major Draw

Consumer Entertainment & Communication Devices Lap Up USB 3.0

Smartphones Phones – USB Type C Threat on the Anvil

USB 3.0 Takes Center Stage in Camera-Based Applications

Camera Interfaces: A Comparative Analysis

USB 3.0 Widens Footprint in Wide Range of Peripheral Devices

USB 3.0 in Switched Device Access

USB 3.0 Universal Docking Chipsets Attract Consumer Attention in 4K Applications

USB 3.0 Chipmakers Turn to USB Hub Business

USB 3.0 Host ICs Market to Become More Competitive

Declining Costs to Drive Volume Sales

Developing Markets to Turbo Charge Future Growth

USB 3.0 Devices to Face Early ’In-House’ Competition from USB 3.1

SSDs and Premium USB Drives – Vying for the Same Consumer

’Thunderbolt & Thunderbolt 2’ – How Big is the Threat?

Will Cloud Services Pose Threat to USB Interface Technologies??

Cloud’s Early Stage Status in Data Storage Market to Help USB 3.0 in Retaining Market Traction

Market Share Finding

Table 10: Leading Players in the Global USB Flash Drives Market (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for SanDisk, Kingston, Transcend, Verbatim, HP, Sony and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2.PRODUCT OVERVIEW

3.PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS

Essencore Introduces New USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Transcend Unveils SuperMLC JetFlash 740 Industrial-Grade USB Flash Drive

Western Digital Launches 256GB USB 3.1 Flash Drive

iStorage Launches PIN Authenticated USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Seagate Introduces 5TB USB 3.0 PorTable Drive

Fischer Connectors New Rugged USB 3.0 Flash Drive

EMTEC Launches New High-Speed USB 3.0 Flash Drive, SpeedIN’

Transcend Introduces Dual-Access JetFlash 890S OTG Flash Drive

ADATA? Technology Introduces UV140 USB 3.0 USB Flash Drive

SanDisk Introduces World’s Smallest 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Transcend Unveils New 128GB and 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drives

EMTEC Unveils Dual Connector USB Flash Drive

Silicon Power Introduces Blaze50 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Transcend Introduces JetFlash 880 OTG USB 3.0 Flash Drive

4.RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

Micron Discontinues Lexar? Retail Removable Media Storage Business

Western Digital? Acquires SanDisk

5.FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

ADATA Technology Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)

Corsair Components, Inc. (USA)

ELECOM Co., Ltd. (Japan)

EMTEC (France)

Gigastone Corporation (Taiwan)

HP, Inc. (USA)

Kingston Technology Company (USA)

Monster Digital, Inc. (USA)

Patriot Memory LLC (USA)

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)

Sony Corporation (Japan)

SanDisk Corporation (USA)

Toshiba Corporation (Japan)

Transcend Information, Inc. (Taiwan)

Verbatim Corporation (USA)

6.GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Table 11: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Flash Drives by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 12: World Historic Review for USB 3.0 Flash Drives by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 13: World 14-Year Perspective for USB 3.0 Flash Drives by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

II. MARKET

1.THE UNITED STATES

A. Market Analysis

Current and Future Analysis

Outlook for USB 3.0 Devices – A Mixed Bag

Continued Demand for Flash Drives Augurs Well for the Chip Market

Table 14: US USB Flash Drives Market (2016): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Product Launches

Strategic Corporate Developments

Select Players

B. Market Analytics

Table 15: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Flash Drives Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 16: US Historic Review for USB 3.0 Flash Drives Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2.JAPAN

A. Market Analysis

Current and Future Analysis

Select Players

B. Market Analytics

Table 17: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Flash Drives Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 18: Japanese Historic Review for USB 3.0 Flash Drives Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3.EUROPE

A. Market Analysis

Current and Future Analysis

Improvement in Economy to Boost Demand Prospects

B. Market Analytics

Table 19: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Flash Drives by Region/Country - France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 20: European Historic Review for USB 3.0 Flash Drives by Region/Country - France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 21: European 14-Year Perspective for USB 3.0 Flash Drives by Region/ Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3a.FRANCE

A. Market Analysis

Current and Future Analysis

EMTEC – A Major French USB 3.0 Device Manufacturer

B. Market Analytics

Table 22: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Flash Drives Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 23: French Historic Review for USB 3.0 Flash Drives Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3b.GERMANY

A. Market Analysis

Current and Future Analysis

B. Market Analytics

Table 24: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Flash Drives Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 25: German Historic Review for USB 3.0 Flash Drives Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3c.ITALY

A. Market Analysis

Current and Future Analysis

B. Market Analytics

Table 26: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Flash Drives Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 27: Italian Historic Review for USB 3.0 Flash Drives Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3d.THE UNITED KINGDOM

A. Market Analysis

Current and Future Analysis

Product Launch

B. Market Analytics

Table 28: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Flash Drives Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 29: UK Historic Review for USB 3.0 Flash Drives Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3e.REST OF EUROPE

A. Market Analysis

Current and Future Analysis

Product Launch

B. Market Analytics

Table 30: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Flash Drives Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 31: Rest of Europe Historic Review for USB 3.0 Flash Drives Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4.ASIA-PACIFIC

A. Market Analysis

Current and Future Analysis

Mobile Computing, Storage, Communication & Entertainment Platforms to Drive Market

Product Launches

Select Players

B. Market Analytics

Table 32: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Flash Drives Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 33: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for USB 3.0 Flash Drives Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5.REST OF WORLD

A. Market Analysis

Current and Future Analysis

B. Market Analytics

Table 34: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Flash Drives Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 35: Rest of World Historic Review for USB 3.0 Flash Drives Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

V. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 75 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 79)

The United States (38)

Canada (2)

Japan (5)

Europe (11)

- France (3)

- The United Kingdom (3)

- Rest of Europe (5)

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (23)