Introducing New Objective Analysis Briefs

Five briefs on top of each otherAlthough Objective Analysis has published its “Brief” format white papers for some time, this line has never received the focus that it deserves.  To remedy that, we are taking the most interesting and timeless of the Insights that we have published on membership website Smartkarma and providing them to our friends for a reasonable price.

The Brief is a very short report format used to make a succinct statement about market positions, current events, economic outlook, or a company’s or product’s positioning.

They can be purchased online for immediate download with a charge card, any time, day or night.

We have over forty in the queue, and plan to release five a week for the next couple of months.  Today we are making the following Briefs available:

  • Why is Intel Subsidizing 3D XPoint Memory?
    • Intel’s Nonvolatile Solutions Group lost billions on 3D XPoint during the most profitable period in the history of the NAND flash market.  This Brief explains how and why this happened, giving a dollar value to the losses.
  • What Does Micron’s Exit Mean to 3D XPoint and to Intel?
    • Three years after launch, partners Intel and Micron ended their 3D XPoint Memory partnership.  What does this mean to prospective users, to Intel, to Micron, to their competition, and to investors?
  • Does YMTC’s “Xtacking” 3D NAND Make Sense?
    • China’s NAND flash company YMTC is using a new “Xtacking” approach to make 3D NAND.  This Brief performs a rough cost analysis to determine whether this approach can produce competitive NAND chips.
  • Will NAND Flash and DRAM Be Displaced by Something New?
    • For decades, researchers have tried without success to replace DRAM, SRAM, and flash.  This Brief explains why these technologies continue to receive funding despite their lack of success.
  • Forecasting the Semiconductor Market
    • Semiconductor revenues aren’t that hard to accurately forecast if you use the methodology in this Brief .  This Brief explains the approach using the Objective Analysis 2019 forecast.

The Briefs above range from two to six pages, with figures and charts to simplify any abstract concepts.

Click the hot links above to check them out, and come back in a week to see what more we have to offer!  Of course, you can always read ahead on the page these links point you to, and look at the “Coming Soon” titles, or even purchase a copy of our first brief: Why DRAM Vendors Must Consolidate.

Five briefs on top of each other