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Biwin

Founded in 1995, Biwin is a global leader in flash storage products for enterprise, embedded and client computing. The company has shipped over 100 million flash products to date.

Editor's notes:- June 2013 - Biwin only came to my attention in March 2012. The company uses a variety of controllers including SandForce and JMicron.

For competing suppliers take a look at these directories:- tiny SSDs, 1.8" SSDs, 2.5" SSDs, SATA SSDs, notebook SSDs and PCIe SSDs.
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selected Biwin milestones - from SSD Market History.

In May 2012 - Biwin launched a range of SF driven 2.5" enterprise SSDs under the NuvoDrive PX brand - that support up to 85,000 random write IOPS and features data loss protection in the event of sudden power failure. These use synchronous MLC NAND flash as a storage medium, and can also be built to order with eMLC or SLC NAND.

In June 2012 - Biwin showed a (slow) prototype PCIe SSD at Computex 2012 - signalling its intention to ship marketable PCIe SSD products soon.
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Biwin implements "don't snore" mode in new ultrabook SSDs
Editor:- May 30, 2013 - I thought I was already pretty well versed up on SSD related jargon but I learned a new term today from Biwin - although it's been kicking around the ORG set since 2011 - and that is DEVSLP - which is a DEVice SLeeP (pdf) signal for SATA drives.

In the context of low power SATA SSDs - this enables designers to completely shut down the SATA interface "saving more power vs. the pre-existing Partial and Slumber power states".

Biwin have implemented DEVSLP in a new mSATA SSD for ultrabooks - which cuts down the power draw to 3mW - which they say is 100x lower than could be done in idle mode in pre-DEVSLP SATA SSDs. Biwin is showing their new SSD - the M5301- next week at Computex in Taiwan.
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