One of the underlying themes of this year’s Computex was the number of PCIe 4.0 SSDs on display (or lack thereof). At present it seems that only drives powered by Phison’s E16 controller might be ready for mass market, although depending on which company you ask, some of them are happy to go with the turn-key solution for quicker time to market, while others want to sit back and tweak the firmware for better performance, but will release later. The Essencore drive at the show however has one feature none of the other drives has. The Phison E16 controller is built to use either Toshiba NAND flash, Micron NAND flash, or SK Hynix NAND flash. All the designs we saw at Computex used one of...

New Challenger: KLEVV DRAM Modules, Linked to SK Hynix

The DRAM market, especially at the consumer level, is a cut and thrust business. Margins are small on a per-module basis, but with the right volume it can make...

30 by Ian Cutress on 1/23/2015

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