Kioxia today announced that it has started sampling Universal Flash Storage (UFS) Ver. 3.1 embedded flash memory devices. In light of the growth of 5G networks, it’s suited to those mobile applications requiring high-performance with low power consumption: this is achieved via Kioxia’s BiCSFLASH 3D flash memory, and is supported in four capacities – 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB.

The new devices integrate BiCS FLASH 3D and a controller in a JEDEC-standard 11.5mm x 13.0mm package. The controller performs error correction, wear leveling, logical-to-physical address translation, and bad-block management for simplified system development.

The newest offerings enable next-gen mobile devices to take full advantage of the connectivity benefits of 5G, leading to faster download and reduced lag time. As a result, mobile customers benefit from the improved user experience of their mobile device.

“Kioxia wants to play a big part in UFS memory development” comments Axel Störmann, vice president for memory, marketing and engineering, Kioxia: “With UFS, first introduced by us in 2013, and UFS ver. 3.0 last year, the presentation of UFS 3.1. highlights Kioxia’s dedication to this developmental endeavour.” 

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