Link_A_Media Devices is a leader in the development of semiconductor SoC
solutions for the data storage market. Its mixed signal processing and iterative
data recovery technologies enable
hard disk drive (HDD)
and solid-state drive (SSD) OEMs to increase storage density and reduce
manufacturing costs. These advantages enable Link_A_Media Devices customers to
continue to meet the growing demand for high-performance and low-cost data
storage in consumer, computing and enterprise storage networking applications.
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who's who in SSD? - Link_A_Media Devices
by Zsolt Kerekes,
editor - StorageSearch.com
- June 2012
Before its acquisition by
SK Hynix -
designed a range of flash
SSD controllers which can be integrated with its own SATA controllers - or
one owned by the customer / designer. In particular LAMD had developed its own
write DSP flash care technology.
For competing products and
suppliers see these directories:-
storage chips and
a list of all SSD companies acquired since 2000 -
2008 - Link_A_Media secured $22 million in Series B
error correction technology could improve yields and
data reliability in
HDDs and SSDs.
Another side effect of their technology may be better
says their IOP Buster architecture enables scalability within the controller to
address various segments of SSD applications seamlessly. It enables faster Read
and Write transfers to achieve prescribed IOP requirements.
In November 2009 -
secured $18 million series C funding.
In February 2011
filed a lawsuit against Marvell
asserting that Marvell has infringed on Link_A_Media's U.S. Patent No. 7,590,927
("Soft Output Viterbi Detector With Error Event Output"). This is a
technology used in
mobile hard drives.
In June 2012
a fast new
SSD controller aimed
at the SATA SSD market.
LM87800 can deliver 90K sustained random
R/W IOPS and
550 MB/s sustained sequential throughput using a 6Gb/s
SATA host interface.
|Hynix acquires DSP SSD IP
|Editor:- June 20, 2012 - SK Hynix today
it has entered into an agreement to acquire California-based storage solution
The reason for the acquisition should be clear enough
if you have already read my article about the new generations of
||The roadmap for
flash memory is dependent
on these technologies to enable workable SSDs. And SSDs will account for most of
the memory used in the future.|
ever watched the movie Black Hawk Down - there's a memorable scene in which the
2nd chopper gets hit by an RPG. It's like that in SSDs..."|
sudden power loss|