In 2021, researchers in TrendForce estimated that the market's revenue for OSI modules rose to $18.1 billion, an increase of 7% over the previous year. According to experts, 90 percent of the world's production of the Operational Memory modules in 2021 was paid to five producers. 97% of the world's memory supplies were accounted for by 10 companies. Nearly 80% of the supplies were supplied by Kingston. Its annual revenue in this segment increased by 8%.
The loan from Taiwan's company Adata increased by 18.5% last year, but only 3.2% of the memory modules were supplied to the market. The American company Corsair was ranked third in terms of the volume of supplies last year. Since the producer is mainly oriented towards the game market, its revenues actually declined by 3.1%, owing to the lack of video cards to assemble the game's PCs in the second half of 2021.
The SMART Modele products of another American company are in demand for a segment of industrial calculations. The producer is primarily focused on European and US markets. After removing the pandemic-related restrictions, the demand for its modules of SMART Model increased significantly, allowing SMART Module to increase its revenues by 14.6 per cent last year and to rise from the sixth to fourth largest suppliers.
The demand for memory modules in China last year was weak because of the pandemic. The growth of Chinese producers' revenues slowed down, but the overall picture of leaders remained unchanged. For example, the POWEV company remained the fifth largest provider of the DDR. The search for new supply channels, as well as the launch of the DDR5 memory modules, allowed it to increase its revenues by 8.9%.
Kimtigo, the sixth largest supplier of the OSI, fell by 11.2 per cent in 2021. The result of low purchasing demand was that Ramaxel's business was even worse. Because of low demand, revenues fell by 32.7 per cent last year compared to 2020.
The Team earned 3.4 percent less in 2021 than it did a year earlier, mainly because of the disappointing market performance of Chia, which contributed to a decline in producer supply. However, Team Group has also worked in the industrial computing system segment in recent years, which is expected to stabilize its revenues.
Innodisk is making progress in the AIOT market segment. Its revenue from the last year grew by 64.7%. The largest increase among other producers, however, allowed it only to rank ninth among the largest suppliers.
Spacer, in recent years, has concentrated its interest in the market for high-end industrial computing systems per item. About 70% of its revenue goes to this segment. The increase in demand has allowed the manufacturer to increase its revenue by 36.2%.