There is no Moore's Law for flash memory. Unlike transistors, flash memory cells can no longer be made any smaller or faster without incurring reliability tradeoffs that negate the benefits of a process shrink. This has forced the solid state storage industry to look elsewhere for potential improvements. The long-term hopes are focused on a variety of non-volatile memory technologies that are years away from reaching the cost and density of NAND flash, but promise vast improvements to endurance, latency or power consumption. In the meantime, the challenge is to reduce cost or increase the performance that is possible from flash memory by changing how it is organized and accessed. In the PC SSD market, two major shifts are underway to satisfy the need for...

Toshiba and Qualcomm Set to Introduce UFS 2.0 Solutions in 2014

Since they first started showing up on the market, most smartphones and tablets have used eMMC flash storage. While in some ways similar to the NAND flash used in...

8 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2014

Adobe Updates Flash 11.1 to support Android 4.0

Adobe has made good on its promises today by updating its Flash for Android client to support Android 4.0. The update brings Flash to and doesn't change functionality...

8 by Brian Klug on 12/15/2011

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