(Nasdaq:PMCS) is the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming
networks that connect, move and store big data. Building on a track record of
technology leadership, the company is driving innovation across storage, optical
and mobile networks. PMC's highly integrated solutions increase performance and
enable next-generation services to accelerate the network transformation. For
more information, visit www.pmcs.com.|
- mentions on StorageSearch.com,
controller page, PMC's blog
|PMC-Sierra and the
Top SSD Companies List
Prior to its acquisition by
January 2016 PMC
didn't enter the list of top 25 SSD companies based on search volume but it got
really close having got to being listed #26 in
we've often seen in the past 9 years of publishing this list those companies
which show promise (measured by reactions in the SSD market) are very likely to
go to the top of SSD
acquisition search lists. And when I talk to potential SSD company buyers
and investors the
importance of this list as a sanity check filter (other things being equal) is
well understood and recognized.
|Who's who in SSD? -
editor - StorageSearch.com
- May 2014
PMC has now become a significant influence in the
enterprise SSD controller and interface IP market.
PMC is active in
these SSD market segments:-
PMC - which
decade ago in these pages was well known as a
RAID controller and
storage adapter IP company - has now become a significant influence in the
enterprise SSD market by a series of
In May 2010 -
the SSD market by announcing a
agreement to acquire Adaptec's channel
storage business for approximately $34 million in cash. This deal included
Adaptec's RAID storage product line, its global VAR customer base, board
logistics capabilities, and (most significantly)
SSD cache performance
In May 2013 -
announced a definitive agreement to acquire
business and certain PCIe switch assets for $100 million.
In December 2014 -
announced that Memblaze
was using PMC's Flashtec NVMe controllers in its next-generation PBlaze4
PCIe SSD accelerators.
2016 - Microsemi
completed the acquisition of
PMC-Sierra for $2.5
|From 2007 to 2014 - the
dominant focus and center of SSD accelerator gravity was PCIe SSDs.
It was the rapid domino-effect adoption of 3rd party PCIe SSD
accelerators by every mainstream server manufacturer - which changed the way
that SSDs were perceived from being an alienlike technology promoted by industry
outsiders to being a necessary option which was expected to be supported inside
every new server product line.
But the next chapter of the fast SSD accelerator story looks more
like a DIMM.
|DIMM wars in SSD
servers - Memory1 - episode 1|
|PMC blog discusses latency
implications of DSP ECC IP in SSD controllers|
|Editor:- May 15, 2014 -
in LDPC-based Next-Generation SSD Controllers is a new blog by Stephen Bates,
Technical Director, PMC
who says - "The variability of the LDPC decode time is a function of how
many iterations it takes to decode the data from the flash."|
his article Stephen says that the minimum number of iterations is 1, typical
is 4 and maximum is 20.
To relate that to latency - he says assume for
sake of illustration that each iteration takes a microsecond.