Celebrating 35 Years of NAND Flash

KIOXIA Flash Forever Changed Our World

Some of you may recall that back in 2012 we held our year-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of the invention of NAND flash.  It seems just like yesterday, but fast forward 10 years and now, with 2022 upon us, we are excited to kick off the celebration of the 35th anniversary of our invention of this technology that has changed the way we live, work and play.

This 35th anniversary milestone gives KIOXIA an opportunity to celebrate our achievements and years of unprecedented innovation, acknowledge our world-class team and tip our caps to NAND flash memory.

Looking back, this technology we invented in 1987 has had an incredibly profound global impact – and truly brings our mission to uplift the world with “memory” to life.  Consider this:

  • To consumers across the globe, NAND technology has enabled the mobility of content that we have come to rely on every day.
  • To the businessperson, NAND technology has made possible the ‘thin and light’ we have come to expect with notebooks, tablets, and other devices.
  • And more recently, to the cloud service providers, NAND technology has enabled high-density, scalable storage—offering lower low latency with environmental efficiency.

Flash memory is the enabling technology that has touched us all in some way. Now that is truly something to celebrate.

So, we hope you’ll join us as we kick off a year of celebrations – there will be many events held throughout 2022 celebrating the 35th anniversary. We have created four fun, short videos that remind us all, ‘What would life be like without NAND flash?’  Each quarter this year a new video will be spotlighted on our 35th anniversary microsite created just for this campaign. Check it out here: https://about.kioxia.com/en-us/flash35.html. On this site is a variety of fun, factual content that explores the impact NAND flash has had on our lives.

The team at KIOXIA is proud of how our company’s technology is enabling the storage innovations we see around us – and there is much more to come. The next wave of innovation, powered by our NAND flash technology, is just around the corner and KIOXIA is paving the way.

The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of KIOXIA America, Inc.

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