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SD Memory Card Market to Exceed US$8.9 Billion in 2022

1st May 2018

Rising demand for smartphones in developing regions is expected to create an opportunity for microSD memory card manufacturers. However, the presence of counterfeit SD memory cards in the market with inaccurate capacities is emerging as a key challenge in the global SD memory card market.

A report by Persistence Market Research indicates that the global market for SD memory card is likely to witness modest growth during the forecast period 2017-2022. By 2022’s end, the global SD memory card market is estimated to surpass US$ 8.9 billion in revenue. SD memory cards are anticipated to find the largest application in mobile phones. In addition, 32GB SD memory cards are expected to be the most preferred during 2017-2022, surpassing US$ 1.9 billion revenue by 2022’s end. SD memory cards with 16GB storage capacity are also likely to witness growth in the coming years.  Read the full report here

If you want to be assured of using the right quality and type of SD card for your project, without the risk of purchasing counterfeit cards get in touch with Cardwave Services Ltd. When selecting a SD Card, memory capacity is the first of numerous factors requiring consideration. A consumer grade product may be suitable, but you may need something far more robust in the form of an industrial, automotive or even a bespoke card with a fixed BOM.

Dependent on the application, you may have certain read or write speed requirements or need the card to operate in a harsh physical environment or in extreme temperatures. Many users fall into the trap of thinking that the higher the Speed Class, the better the card, but there are many more factors to consider, especially as the host device would need to support the speed capabilities of the card in the first place.

SD Cards are designed to meet the rigours of every application, and we can guide you through the selection and qualification process to ensure you get the optimum product to meet your project demands.

About Cardwave:

Cardwave Services Ltd is a multi-award winning, pioneering services company, specialising in removable and embedded solid-state storage solutions. The core of the business is focused on large, blue-chip organisations to help them to manage, distribute and protect their digital assets (content with commercial value) on storage devices.

The company operates from production facilities in the UK and USA, and is currently setting up an office in Argentina, to cover an expansion of the business into South America.

Cardwave has grown to be so much more than a specialist in flash memory, it is now an integral part of its customer’s supply chain management solutions and offers a suite of products and services that are very relevant in today’s digital economy.

Find out more at or get in touch at / UK Office  +44 1380 738395 US office: 001 469 675 3496

Sources: Technical Progress (04/27/2018), SD Association

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Raspberry Pi

Cardwave are delighted to be recognised by the Raspberry Pi Foundation for being a valued partner and supplier. We have enjoyed a close business relationship with the foundation since the massively successful launch of the Raspberry Pi in early 2012. Cardwave works with memory distributor, Xel Electronics, who supply Samsung SD cards to Premier Farnell and RS Components, two of the companies authorised by the charity to supply the Raspberry Pi. We are pleased to work with the foundation again on this superb SD card offering. Visit website

"Partnering on another great offering from Raspberry Pi"

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