KIOXIA introduces ultra-thin embedded Flash memory device

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KIOXIA Europe has begun sampling a 1 terabyte (TB) Universal Flash Storage (UFS) Ver. 3.1 embedded flash memory device.

It comes housed in a 1.1mm-high package making it, according to the company, the thinnest 1TB UFS offering currently available. It utilises KIOXIA’s BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory and achieves sequential read speeds of up to 2,050MB/sec and a sequential write speed of up to 1,200MB/sec.

With mobile devices constantly evolving, and 5G networks poised to deliver increased levels of speed, scale and complexity, the storage requirements for smartphones and other applications are also increasing at a rapid pace. KIOXIA’s 1TB UFS has been designed to deliver ultra-high speed read/write performance, low power consumption, shortened application launch times and the storage capacity demanded by 5G and other digital consumer products.

These 1TB UFS devices integrate BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory and a controller, which performs error correction, wear leveling, logical-to-physical address translation and bad-block management for simplified system development.

“The introduction of a 1 TB UFS device with a super thin package reconfirms the leading position of KIOXIA in the mobile NAND Flash memory market. Mobile markets continuously require higher performance and densities to enable the development of new features and functions”, explained Axel Stoermann, Vice President Memory Marketing & Engineering, KIOXIA Europe GmbH.