Silicon Motion Technology (News - Alert) Corporation, a designer and marketer of NAND flash controllers for solid state storage devices and specialty RF IC solutions, recently launched a cost-effective, single-channel, SD 3.0 UHS-I (Ultra High Speed Phase I) card controller with superior TLC NAND flash support. The controller, SM2703, allows data transfer rates of up to 95MB per second, facilitates full HD video recording capability by digital cameras, smartphones and other mobile devices on both Class 4 and Class 6 SD flash memory cards using cost-effective TLC NAND flash.
With the new product, consumers can have an enhanced experience in utilizing more advanced imaging capabilities, including high megapixel image capture, as well as full HD video and 3D video recording and playback on their mobile devices. The product, which has powerful configurable ECC engine, is compatible with majority of NAND flash, including 2y/1x/1y nm MLC, TLC and high-speed Toggle-Mode and ONFI standard DDR NAND.
Wallace Kou, president and CEO at Silicon Motion, said in a statement, “We have already had tremendous success in the UHS-I market since we introduced our first UHS-I controller, SM2702, beginning in 2011. Our SM2702 was used by a majority of the leading flash card brands, including most of the tier-one OEMs and module makers from the US, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and China. Our solution was widely adopted by customers because it was high performance, cost-effective, and supported the vast majority of available NAND components.”
“By leveraging Silicon Motion's strong market share in UHS-I controllers and designing our next generation SM2703 using the same firmware algorithms as our SM2702, we can significantly shorten our customers' required development time and qualification cycle. To help accelerate market adoption of UHS-I memory cards, our SM2703 controller has been designed to be a cost-effective, 55nm single-channel solution that also provides customers with maximum flexibility in using MLC and TLC NAND flash of their choice while our proprietary configurable ECC engine significantly improves device endurance,” Kou continued.
Recently, Silicon Motion was in news for reporting net sales of $70.6 million in Q4 2012 as compared to $77.1 million in Q3 2012. Net income (GAAP) in Q4 2012 decreased quarter-over-quarter to $7.9 million from a net income of $15.6 million in Q3 2012.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey