Silicon Motion is an innovative technology company that designs,
develops, and markets high performance, low-power semiconductor solutions for
the multimedia consumer electronics market. We have three major product lines:
mobile storage, mobile communications, and multimedia SoCs. Our mobile storage
business is composed of microcontrollers used in NAND flash memory storage
products such as flash memory cards, USB flash drives, SSDs, embedded flash
applications, and card readers. Our mobile communications business is composed
of mobile TV tuners, CDMA RF ICs, and electronic toll collection RF ICs. Our
multimedia SoCs business is composed of products that support MP3 players, PC
cameras, and embedded graphics applications. |
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editor's comments:- Silicon Motion is a
leading supplier of SSD controllers and embedded SSDs. The company entered the
Top SSD Companies Lists
in Q1 2017.
Iin June 2008 -
announced a new family of flash
SSD controllers which
enable oems to mix and match MLC and SLC chips in the same drive.
controller can analyze the incoming files from the host and intelligently move
frequently accessed data to SLC NAND and non-frequently accessed data to MLC
NAND. With this innovative hybrid architecture, the SSD system cost is
significantly reduced to a level comparable to a pure MLC-based SSD, while
endurance is significantly enhanced and comparable to a pure SLC-based SSD.
financial report Silicon
Motion's President and CEO, Wallace Kou said - " The NAND flash
industry has been increasing the output of 3 bits per cell MLC because this type
of technology is a capital efficient way for NAND flash manufacturers to
increase capacity without significant capital expenditure. These new 3 bits per
cell MLC NAND flash are very difficult to manage well and requires significant
advanced controller technologies. Our clear leadership in 3 bits per cell
controller technology validates our strategy of investing in cutting edge R&D
in order to bring new products to market ahead of our competitors. ...Our SSD
controller shipment growth (in the past quarter) was flat sequentially, but
grew almost 300% compared to a year ago, and revenue from these products
continues to account for almost 10% of our overall corporate revenue."
- Silicon Motion
said it would acquire Shannon
Systems for a total purchase price of $57.5 million. (For more like
this see a list of SSD
company acquisitions from 2000 to 2016.)
|Silicon Motion's new mobile
devices TLC SSD controller|
|Editor:- February 21, 2013 -
announced imminent sampling of a new
controller - for consumer handheld products. |
The SM2703 is a
single-channel, SD 3.0 UHS-I (Ultra High Speed Phase I) card controller with
superior support for the vast majority of NAND flash, including 2y-nm, 1x-nm and
1y-nm TLC and MLC which delivers up to 95MB/s and enables full HD video
recording capability by digital cameras, smartphones and other mobile devices on
both Class 4 and Class 6 SD flash memory cards using cost-effective TLC NAND
"We've already had tremendous success in the UHS-I
market since we introduced our first UHS-I controller 2 years ago - which was
used by most of the world's leading flash card brands" said Wallace Kou,
President and CEO of Silicon Motion.
single chip PCIe NVMe SSDs from Silicon Motion|
|Editor:- February 27, 2018 -
production of 2 new industrial grade single chip PCIe NVMe SSDs.
- SM689 supports PCIe Gen 3x4 interface in 16mm x 20mm
products can support multiple capacity configurations ranging from 16GB to 256GB
and include enterprise-grade advanced data integrity and reliability
capabilities using Silicon Motion's proprietary end-to-end data protection, ECC
and data caching technologies.
- SM681 supports PCI Gen 3x2 interface in 11.5mm x 13mm
Data integrity features include
end-to-end data path protection, which applies ECC to the SSD's SRAM and DRAM
buffers as well as to the primary NAND Flash memory array.
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|Silicon Motion has SD 5.1
|Editor:- November 21, 2016 -
the "world's first merchant SD 5.1 controller solution." |
Smartphone shipments accounted for more than 85% of the worldwide market share,
and 70% to 80% of these phones have microSD slots," said Nelson Duann,
Senior VP of Product Marketing at Silicon Motion, "With the
controller (2000 / 650 random R/W IOPS on a single TLC die) now supporting
SD 5.1, our partners can rapidly bring to market a new generation of SD cards to
enable a much better user experience and extend the usability of the Android
|Silicon Motion's FerriSSDs|
|Editor:- March 23, 2014 -
FerriSSD (pdf) from
- is a PATA
SSD on a chip (BGA)
which I learned about from Jonathan Bruce
- who suggested it for my article -
Speed and Strength Metaphors in SSD brands - because - he said - the "Ferri"
prefix means "strong or durable". |
31, 2014 - in the same product family - Silicon Motion is now sampling a
high performance 6Gb/s SATA FerriSSD - the SM659 (8GB to 64GB capacity, with
80,000 random IOPs, and 30K Program/Erase (P/E) cycles) - which fits into a
90-ball BGA package measuring just 16x20x2mm.
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