Embedded Flash Memory News: Demanding Applications get a Performance Boost

Thinner Profile, Faster Read/Write Speeds

Our newest generation of 256 and 512 gigabyte UFS Ver. 3.1 embedded flash memory devices is here – and they are thinner and faster than their predecessors1. That’s good news for the wide range of power and space conscious applications using embedded flash memory.

The new UFS devices utilize our most current, high-performance BiCS FLASH™ 3D flash memory and are targeted to a variety of mobile applications, and include the following advances:

  • Performance increase of 30% for random read and 40% for random write1.
  • Host Performance Booster (HPB) Ver. 2.0: Improves random read performance by utilizing the host side memory to store logical to physical translation tables. While HPB Ver. 1.0 only enables 4 kilobyte chunk size access, HPB Ver. 2.0 enables wider access - which can further boost random read performance.
  • Thinner 256GB package at just 0.8mm height.

KIOXIA has been at the forefront of UFS memory innovation since 2013, when we were the first to sample the technology. We’ll continue to bolster our leadership position by providing flash memory solutions that enhance the capabilities of the many applications that use UFS. 

Our latest news release has all of the details – read more here: https://business.kioxia.com/en-us/news/2021/memory-20210811-1.html

1: Compared to KIOXIA’s prior generation of 256/512GB UFS.

Universal Flash Storage (UFS) is a product category for a class of embedded memory products built to the JEDEC UFS standard specification.

Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size.

In every mention of a KIOXIA product: Product density is identified based on the density of memory chip(s) within the Product, not the amount of memory capacity available for data storage by the end user. Consumer-usable capacity will be less due to overhead data areas, formatting, bad blocks, and other constraints, and may also vary based on the host device and application. For details, please refer to applicable product specifications. The definition of 1KB = 2^10 bytes = 1,024 bytes. The definition of 1Gb = 2^30 bits = 1,073,741,824 bits. The definition of 1GB = 2^30 bytes = 1,073,741,824 bytes. 1Tb = 2^40 bits = 1,099,511,627,776 bits.

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