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Longsys

Founded in 1998 and having over 500 patents, ShenZhen Longsys Electronics Co ., Ltd is a Chinese company which designs NAND flash based products and modules for various embedded markets including the industrial market, mobile storage, wireless storage, smart payment cards, and IOT.

see also:- Longsys products overview, Longsys news page

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Longsys showcases NVMe BGA SSDs at FMS
Editor:- August 7, 2017 - Longsys today announced that it will be sampling the industry's first 11.5x13mm NVMe BGA SSDs which support Boot Partitions and the Host Memory Buffer features of NVMe rev 1.3 in Q4 2017.

The new P900 series - skinny (DRAM-less) PCIe 3.0x2 SSDs - aimed at the consumer market and being shown in the next few days at the Flash Memory Summit - will be available in capacities from 60GB to 480GB (64-layer 3D NAND ) and use the 88NV1160 controller from Marvell.

"As the world's leading Mini SDP SATA DRAM-less SSD module provider, Longsys has once again made a unique contribution to the storage industry by pioneering the integration of Marvell's DRAM-less SSD controller 88NV1160 and the new 64-layer 3D NAND into a 11.5mmX13mm BGA package," said Zhixiong Li, CTO of Longsys.

Editor's comments:- apart from the obvious applications for NVMe SSDs on a chip in the consumer market I think the widespread availability of such devices in 2018 could create new opportunities for disruptive "high availability" BGA array architectures in industrial market too.

See also:- SSDs on a chip, PCIe SSDs
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Who's who in SSD? - Longsys

by Zsolt Kerekes - editor - StorageSearch.com - June 16, 2015

In June 2015 a company spokesperson told me that- "Longsys is the biggest buyer of Samsung flash in China, and our revenue is $800 million /year."

But despite their size, and appearance at many past consumer related electronic trade shows - I have to admit that I hadn't heard of Longsys before.

Longsys is a new name for the company.

Prior to 2015 Longsys was known as Netcom.

But the difficulty of trademarking "Netcom" as a brand in some countries (probably due to it consisting of commonly used elements) led to the company making the change. (See also:- naming products, companies and services.)

One of Longsys's distinctive products (compared to most other embedded SSD companies) is an NFC micro SD (flash card with built in antenna - used for mobile digital signature and authentication.

Longsys also have a range of what they call "airdisk" storage modules - which enable Android and iOS devices to share data wirelessly with these wi-fi compatible flash modules.

Their SSD products also include a range of M.2 compatible SSDs.

The FORESEE AIR SSD is specifically designed for the Macbook Air and Pro models - see datasheet (pdf) for more details.
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Micron sells Lexar to Longsys
Editor:- September 4, 2017 - Longsys (which already sells over 100 million flash-based products / year) recently announced it has acquired the Lexar trademark and branding rights from Micron.
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say farewell to reassuringly boring industrial SSDs
Editor:- June 13, 2017 - There are many reasons to believe that the industrial SSD market will soon become a new attention seeking cauldron of innovation and architecture. I describe some of these indicators in a new blog - not your grandfather's industrial SSD market.
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"We looked at where the large corporates failed to satisfy their clients, such as when low profits and inconvenience caused those big companies to be disinterested, we then approached the clients with customized solutions"
Kevin Wang, VP Sales - Longsys - talking about business growth tactics in the blog - Longsys taps into IoT market with custom-made solutions (June 14, 2016)

See also:- customization vs standardization - SSD push-me pull-yous (and other SSD ideas in 2015/16)
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Longsys capabilities video

Editor:- July 15, 2015 - the image above shows part of the SSD burn-in test facility at Longsys - which is part of a new corporate capabilities video.

After showing pictures of buildings and employees - the 6 minute video reveals some impressive production capacity statistics, about Longsys including the ability to process:-
  • 100K 12" flash wafers / month
  • over 1 million micro SD cards / day
  • over 100K embedded SSDs / day

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