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.|
overview, Longsys news page
- mentions on StorageSearch.com
some business aspects of
there yet? - state of the SSD market in 2017
|Longsys showcases NVMe
BGA SSDs at FMS|
|Editor:- August 7, 2017 - Longsys today
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. |
P900 series -
(DRAM-less) PCIe 3.0x2 SSDs - aimed at the
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.
SSDs on a chip,
|Who's who in SSD? -
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
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.
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:-
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
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
(pdf) for more details.
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be beautiful - wearable SSD tech at CES|
|Editor:- January 11, 2018 - Among the conventional SSDs at CES this week - Longsys
its booth has been talking about software and hardware customizable eMMC
such as small form factor (8mm x 10mm) for smart wearable devices and small
capacity eMMC (128MB / 256MB / 512MB) for industrial control, security
surveillance and IoT applications.|
|Editor's comments:- The role of
in mission ritical SSDs has been written about on StorageSearch from time to
Indiustrial SSD vendors used to be divided in their opinions
about its merits but pSLC has been gaining favor due to its contribution to
reliability and speed. (For more details see -
of Techniques for Architecting SLC/MLC/TLC Hybrid Flash Memory based SSDs (27
Longsys said this week that it does use pSLC in
its new industrial memory cards and this improves the write performance by a
factor of 6x
In addition, Longsys Memory Card has a smart
function, which can monitor its use in real time and effectively reduce the data
loss problem caused by accidents.
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 -
your grandfather's industrial SSD market.
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
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
| There's a growing
consensus that DWPD should map into recognizable application zones and
the state of DWPD?|