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TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Computex – Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU), today unveiled memory and storage innovations in its portfolio, based on its industry-leading 176-layer NAND and 1α (1-alpha) DRAM technology, as well as the first Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 3.1 solution for automotive applications. The new additions to the portfolio respond to the company’s vision to accelerate data-driven insight through memory and storage innovations that enable new capabilities from the data center to the smart edge. Micron President and CEO Sanjay Mehrotra made the announcements during a keynote address on Computex, where he shared a holistic view of IT innovation and the central role memory plays. and storage to enable businesses to take full advantage of the data economy.
Micron has announced volume delivery of its first PCIe® Gen4 SSDs built with the world’s first 176-layer NAND. The company is also delivering the world’s first 1α node-based LPDDR4x DRAM this month. LPDDR4x is the latest JEDEC specification for fourth generation low power DRAM with improved input / output voltage for significantly lower power, making it ideal for mobile computing devices. Together, these latest releases reinforce Micron’s leadership position in DRAM and NAND technologies, established this year.
“As artificial intelligence and 5G reach mainstream deployment, they are creating dramatic new potential for data in the post-pandemic world,” Mehrotra said. “This transformation offers an opportunity to accelerate innovation to meet customer needs. Today, we’re launching new memory and storage solutions that accelerate innovation, from powerful data center servers and faster client devices to smart vehicles at the edge.
The Micron PCIe Gen4 SSD portfolio is designed to tackle demanding client applications
The company’s latest SSDs, the Micron 3400 and 2450, deliver high performance and design flexibility with low power consumption to enable all-day use from business workstations to ultra-thin laptops. The Micron 3400 SSD delivers twice the read throughput and up to 85% higher write throughput,1 unleashing demanding applications such as real-time 3D rendering, computer-aided design, games and animation. For customers looking for the best value for money with PCIe Gen4 performance, the Micron 2450 SSD provides a highly responsive user experience for everyday use. The 2450 SSD is available in three form factors, as small as the 22 x 30mm M.2, to provide immense design flexibility.
“AMD was the first to adopt the PCIe 4.0 desktop processor and chipset support. As the ecosystem of AMD supported platforms continues to grow, we are excited to see partners like Micron expanding their Gen4 SSD portfolio, ”said Chris Kilburn, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Client Component Business Unit at AMD. “In partnership with leading memory and storage companies like Micron, we are committed to bringing new levels of performance and efficiency to the PC market. “
Due to their advanced power efficiency, the Micron 3400 and 2450 are listed in the Intel® Modern Standby Partner Portal platform component list and meet the SSD testing requirements of Intel Project Athena® Open Labs. Additionally, both Micron SSDs have been validated for AMD’s PCIe Power Speed Policy and Microsoft Windows Modern Standby.
Micron ships the world’s first 1α-based on LPDDR4x and DDR4, now in volume production
Micron is delivering LPDDR4x by volume on its first 1α node this month, shortly after the introduction of the first 2021 Node 1 DRAM products in January 2021. The company also completed validation of its 1α-based DDR4 on the major data center platforms, including 3rd Generation AMD. EPYC. Both are in series production at Micron’s advanced DRAM manufacturing facilities in Taiwan, including its new A3 facility in Taichung.
The rapid delivery to market of Micron 1α-based memory provides cutting-edge technology to fuel innovation, from data-centric workloads on server platforms to thin consumer laptops. 1α helps improve memory energy efficiency, bringing mobility benefits to laptops by enabling longer battery life for both work and home study environments. Amid growing trends in remote work and schooling, Micron has partnered closely with leading system vendors around the world to meet the growing demand for PCs. These efforts include working closely with Taiwanese OEM leader Acer on the integration of 1α-based LPDDR4x and DDR4 into Acer systems.
“At Acer, our mission has always been to break down the barriers between people and technology,” said Jason Chen, CEO of Acer. “We are working closely with Micron to bring their most advanced DRAM 1α process node into Acer’s systems and deliver high performance, energy efficient personal computers to keep more people connected across the world. world.
The 1α node process also provides a 40% improvement in memory density and up to 20% improvement in power savings for mobile use cases compared to the previous LPDDR4x 1z node. This power saving is ideal for mobile phones that need to conserve battery life, especially in memory-intensive use cases like capturing photos and videos.
Micron Offers Heavy-Duty Storage Designed For Data-Hungry Automotive Systems
Bringing innovation to the smart edge, Micron announced that it is sampling 128GB and 256GB densities of its 96-layer NAND as part of its new UFS 3.1 Managed NAND product portfolio for automotive applications. With the evolution of infotainment systems to include high-resolution displays and artificial intelligence (AI) -based human-machine interface capabilities, Micron’s UFS 3.1 portfolio provides high-speed, low-latency storage essential.
Micron UFS 3.1 delivers twice the reading performance of UFS 2.1, enabling fast boot times and minimizing latency for data-intensive in-car infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). UFS 3.1 also delivers 50% faster sustained write performance to keep pace with growing sensor and camera data real-time local storage needs for ADAS Layer 3+ systems and black box applications.2
Market research and strategy consulting firm Yole Développement (Yole) predicts the automotive NAND market to reach $ 3.6 billion in 2025, nearly quadrupling from $ 0.9 billion in 2020.3 As vehicles become more software-centric, these new data centers require high-performance storage to make large volumes of information readily available for near-instant processing. ADAS-compliant vehicles now contain over 100 million lines of code that must be stored and read quickly for a faster user experience and rapid decision-making at the edge.
“The new modern car engine uses centralized, high-performance computing to drive data-rich AI, computer vision and multi-sensor processing capabilities, which requires advanced storage and memory solutions,” said Vasanth Waran, senior director of product management at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Micron’s UFS 3.1 portfolio is uniquely designed and engineered to meet the rigorous reliability and performance requirements of automotive environments, enabling OEMs raise the bar for personalized, adaptive and contextual digital cockpits. We look forward to working with Micron Technology to optimize its core storage and memory solutions for use on our automotive platforms. “
Micron Accelerates Market Adoption of DDR5 with Technology Activation Program
Micron has also gained significant momentum with its Technology Activation Program (TEP) for DDR5, launched in 2020 to accelerate market adoption of the latest DRAM and prepare the ecosystem for the large-scale introduction of platforms. -DDR5 compatible forms, expected within the next year. The program has now engaged over 250 technical and design leaders from over 100 industry leaders, including silicon and systems enablers, channel partners, cloud service providers, and OEMs.
1 Compared to Micron’s previous generation SSD, the Micron 2300
2 Compared to its predecessor UFS 2.1
3 Source: NAND Market Monitor Q1 2021 – Yole Développement
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