About This Statistic
This statistic shows the market share held by the leading NAND Flash memory manufacturers worldwide from the first quarter of 2010 to the latest quarter. In the fourth quarter of 2016, Samsung held a market share of 37 percent. NAND flash memory is a type of non-volatile storage that does not require power to retain data. It is primarily used for general storage and transfer of data in main memory, memory cards, flash drives, and SSD drives. Its main market is in devices to which large files are frequently uploaded and replaced, such as MP3 players and digital cameras. Within this market, Toshiba and SanDisk, now owned by Western Digital, are Samsung's largest competitors.