Kioxia Develops New Automotive Flash Memory Devices

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Kioxia America is introducing its latest flash memory device for automotive applications.

Kioxia started sampling its Automotive Universal Flash Storage (UFS) Ver. 3.1 embedded flash memory devices, according to the company last month.

The devices are intended to support the various requirements of evolving automotive applications that “elevate driver experiences.” 

Kioxia believes the storage requirements for automotive applications continue to increase, as infotainment systems and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in cars become more sophisticated. 

The flash memory devices are designed to support the high-performance and density needs of those automotive applications. 

The lineup uses Kioxia’s  BiCS Flash 3D flash memory and is available in capacities from 64 GB to 512 GB.

The devices support a wide temperature range (-40°C to +105°C), meet AEC4-Q100 Grade2 requirements, and offer enhanced reliability capabilities.

The sequential read and write performance of the Automotive UFS Ver. 3.1 device is improved by approximately 2.2x and 6x, over previous generation devices. The performance gains contribute to faster system startup and over-the-air (OTA) updates. 

Kioxia continues to provide “advanced” flash memory solutions for the automotive market, said Scott Beekman, VP of the memory business unit, Kioxia America. 

Beekman said the devices will support the “enhanced capabilities” in vehicles and help those systems “be realized” by the industry.

Chris Ehrlich
Chris Ehrlich
Chris Ehrlich is the managing editor of several web properties in the TechnologyAdvice network. He has over 20 years of experience delivering content-based results across journalism and communications, including on B2B technologies. As a leader in digital journalism, he’s driven targeted content that resonates with audiences and increases key metrics. As a leader in branded communications, he’s driven multi-channel content for clients that spreads their messages and generates measurable returns. He holds a B.A. in English and political science from Denison University in Ohio.

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