Embedded flash memory reduces processor workload, says Kioxia Europe

JEDEC e-MMC (embedded multimedia card) Version 5.1-compliant embedded flash memory products for consumer applications are now sampling, announced Kioxia. The new memory products integrate the latest version of the company’s BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory and a controller in a single package. Kioxia claimed this reduces processor workload and improves ease of use.

Both 64 and 128Gbyte versions will be available. They have been introduced for consumer products with mid-range storage requirements, such as tablets, PCs, point of sale devices, portable handheld devices as well as smart TVs and smart NICs (network interface cards).

According to Kioxia, the new devices improve sequential and random write performance by approximately 2.5 times and random read performance by approximately 2.7 times over previous generation devices. Additionally, Tbytes written (TBW) is improved by approximately 3.3 times over previous generation devices, in correspondence with an enhanced area setting for whole e-MMC area.

The e-MMC devices are sampling now, with mass production expected to start in the spring of 2024.

Kioxia Europe (formerly Toshiba Memory Europe) is the European-based subsidiary of Kioxia, a supplier of flash memory and solid state drives (SSDs). The company invented BiCS FLASH which is used for storage in high-density applications, including advanced smartphones, PCs, SSDs, automotive and data centres.


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