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Phison Electronics Corporation was established in November 2000
at Hsinchu, Taiwan. Started with the world's first single-chip USB flash drive
IC, the company is currently a worldwide leader of USB drive and memory card
controllers. A NAND flash total solution provider, we also offer system and OEM
services for major retail brand names. In 2006, Phison's revenue reached US$380
million. Phison's exceptional engineering strength enables the company to be a
major player in industry standard-setting associations. We are the founder of
Open NAND Flash Interface (ONFI) group and an active contributor of the
Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface (NVMHCI) working group.
- mentions on StorageSearch.com
Phison's SSD technologies
(NV)RAM Cache Ratios
in flash SSDs
who's who in the SSD
market in China?
hold up times in 2.5" military SSDs
consequences of the 2017 memory shortages
Who's who in SSD? - by Zsolt Kerekes,
editor - October 2014
Phison has been in the flash controller
market for over 10 years.
In the early years of that period (2004 to
2006) Phison's flash controllers were designed to go into devices such as
USB drives, CF drives and SD cards (the latter with PATA interface) - which were
not strictly SSDs.
May 2007 - Phison
advertised its intention to target higher performance zones and enter the true
SSD market - with a joint news story that revealed it was looking at a high
speed memory architecture being developed by
2008 - Phison
had already established itself as one of the SSD controller companies to watch
- as it was being talked about in various speculative stories (in other
publications) as possibly being an SSD controller company which
Seagate might be
looking to acquire.
Today - Phison's SSD related products include
controllers for all those earlier flash interfaces and also includes
controllers for newer markets too: - such as
for SATA SSDs and
aimed at tiny SSD form
factors such as eMMC, µSSD and BGA NAND.
Phison mentions in
In October 2014 -
Digitimes reported that
ordered "about one million"
SSD controllers from
delivery in that quarter.
In August 2015 -
Phison announced that
its first Gen3x4 NVMe SSD controller, the PS5007-E7 would ship in October
2015. It supports 1Znm SLC/MLC/TLC as well as the latest 3D NAND. The
controller supports up to 2TB today consumes less than 5mW in L1.2 low power
mode. Phison is the first Taiwanese design-house to release a PCIe Gen3x4
NVMe controller to production.
2016 - Phison's PS5007-E7 PCIe Gen3x4 SSD controller. was inside the
fastest 2.5" NVMe flash SSD - launched by
|The main performance
benefit of HMB (use of host memory buffer) in RAMless consumer NVMe PCIe SSDs is
random reads (40 to 70%) and burst writes (upto 5x). But multi-level eror
checks and protection are needed in the controller to ensure data integrity in
the flash SSD in the event of a surprise disconnection from host memory.|
|Notes from the paper -
the Design of DRAM-Less PCIe SSD (pdf) - by Sean Yang,
Product Manager - Phison. at Flash
Memory Summit (August 2017).|
seed funding for NVMe related IP |
|Editor:- May 20, 2015 - Liqid today
announced that it has
secured $5.7 million in seed funding led by
Phison Electronics, ABR
Capital Management, and additional investments aggregated by DH Capital. |
financing round will be used to advance research and development as well as to
help accelerate time to market.
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