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Kioxia launches Second Generation XL-FLASH Storage Class Memory solution

Kioxia, a supplier of memory solutions, has launched its second generation of XL-FLASH, a Storage Class Memory (SCM) solution based on its BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory technology.

Product sample shipments are scheduled to start in November this year, with volume production expected to begin in 2023.

The second generation XL-FLASH is able to achieve a significant reduction in bit cost as a result of the addition of new multi-level cell (MLC) functionality with 2-bit per cell, in addition to the single-level cell (SLC) of the existing model. The maximum number of planes that can operate simultaneously has also increased from the current model, which will allow for improved throughput. The new XL-FLASH will have a memory capacity of 256 gigabits.

While Kioxia’s second generation XL-FLASH memory solution is engineered to bring higher performance and lower cost in the future, it may also be possible to apply the product using CXL (Compute Express Link).