KIOXIA Europe GmbH announced sampling of new, higher performing JEDEC e-MMC Ver. 5.1 compliant embedded flash memory products for consumer applications. The new products integrate the latest 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 UFS, 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.
The new KIOXIA devices improve sequential and random write performance by approximately 2.5x and random read performance by approximately 2.7x over previous generation devices. Additionally, terabytes written (TBW) is improved by approximately 3.3x over previous generation devices, in correspondence with an enhanced area setting for whole e-MMC area.
KIOXIA is now sampling its next-generation e-MMC devices, with mass production expected to start in the spring of 2024.