The developer of Taiwan's Phison storage controllers is also preparing to attack the tiny UFS memory market with support from the company Qualcomm And Huawei
The built-in memory volumes in smartphones have grown at an impressive rate in the past two years, and now that 64 GB is a kind of standard in both the high-end market and mid-range devices, the 128 GB and 256 GB volumes are no longer a fantasy - There seems to be a good reason to start thinking about quality as well and not just quantity, or in other words the speeds and performance of storage.
If you follow developments in this area, you probably already know the name of the solution - the UFS standard, which offers fast Full Duplex arteries that provide performance that is starting to approach those of the world of drives.SSD, With continuous speeds reaching hundreds of megabytes per second and performance of tens of thousands of read and write operations for random little files.
All top-market chips and much of the modern mid-range chipset already include UFS support, but technology adoption has been relatively limited so far, in part because Samsung has enjoyed almost complete exclusivity in the supply of these products - which may change in the not-too-distant future thanks to a new UFS controller From Phison, which has been successfully adapted for use by chip keys Qualcomm And Hisilicon (arm Development Huawei's chips).
Phison will soon be able to offer ready-made arrays based on its PS8313 controller to various smartphone makers, and this availability could, of course, make the technology more widespread and available than ever before - at the expense of aging eMMC standards, which in most cases offer much less impressive performance. Especially in random work.
It is not certain that this product will shock the entire market, but we already know that in technological worlds like these, every competition is a welcome addition, and therefore we hope that in this case the consumers at the end will only be able to profit from the whole thing.