Micron on Wednesday introduced its first UFS 4.0-compliant storage devices. The company's latest generation of single-module smartphone storage devices are slated to be the fastest yet, offering a combination of improvements coming from the UFS specification itself, along with including newer, faster NAND within the storage devices. Micron expects its UFS 4 devices to be used by upcoming flagship smartphones, tablets, and ultra-low-power notebooks already this year. Micron's UFS 4.0 storage devices come in three capacities — 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB — that rely on the company's own controller. The higher-end 512 GB and 1 TB UFS 4.0 products use Micron's 232-layer six-plane 1 Tb 3D TLC NAND devices and can provide sequential read speed of up to 4,300 MB/s as well...

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

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