KIOXIA America, Inc. announced sampling1 of new, higher performing JEDEC e-MMC Ver. 5.1-compliant embedded flash memory products for consumer applications. The new products integrate a newer version of the company’s BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory and a controller in a single package, reducing processor workload and improving ease of use. Both 64 and 128 gigabytes (GB) products will be available.
As the market continues to shift to UFS4, there are cases where e-MMC may still be used. This includes consumer products with mid-range storage requirements such as tablets, personal computers, point-of-sale devices, and other portable handheld devices, as well as Smart TVs and Smart NICs (Network Interface Card). KIOXIA continues to reinforce its market-leading position by delivering a broad, high-performance product lineup and expanding the available options for these applications.
The new KIOXIA e-MMC devices improve sequential and random write performance by 2.5x and random read performance by 2.7x over previous generation devices5*. Additionally, terabytes written (TBW)6 is improved by 3.3x over previous generation devices5*, in correspondence with an enhanced area setting7 for the whole e-MMC area.
KIOXIA is now sampling its next-gen e-MMC devices, with mass production expected in 2024.