Swissbit reaches key milestone with industrial MLC Flash Memory - MLC from an SLC-Expert

June 29, 2017 Swissbit
MLC Flash Memory from Swissbit
MLC Flash Memory from Swissbit

Traditionally, demanding applications in industrial, telecommunications and medical technology were the sole domain for SLC-based storage products. The innovations united under the brand name durabit™ have allowed Swissbit to successfully shift the boundaries of what is possible with MLC Flash. In the beginning, there were durabit™ SD memory cards. Now SATA 6Gb/s SSDs from the X-60 range are spreading the use of durable MLC flash memory.

"The success of durabit™ products shows that we have been successful in qualifying our optimized MLC technology for industrial applications. Compared to SLC, developers of embedded systems and robust, durable products now have access to more cost-effective memory solutions, which for many applications meet the property requirements," said Ulrich Brandt, Director of Marketing at Swissbit AG.

Key durabit™ product properties include, in particular, mechanical and electrical durability and a variety of firmware- and controller-innovations such as low WAF, extended overprovisioning and data care management. These internal mechanisms of the Swissbit memory solutions offer unrivalled values for endurance (life of the flash medium) and retention (life of stored data). Like the classic SLC media, Swissbit also offers developer support and long-term availability for its MLC products manufactured in Germany, in accordance with product life cycles in industrial, telecommunications and medical technology.

About Swissbit AG

Swissbit is the largest independent manufacturer of embedded memory and flash storage solutions in Europe. The company was founded in 2001 through a management buy-out of Siemens AG, and has offices in Switzerland, Germany, US, Japan and Taiwan. Its main manufacturing plant in Berlin produces industrial strength flash memory products and memory cards with dedicated features for demanding applications. The Swissbit flash range includes SSDs with SATA interface as mSATA, Slim SATA, CFast™, M.2 and 2.5”, CompactFlash, USB flash drives, SD and micro SD memory cards. Swissbit offers products with long-term availability, high reliability and durability and custom optimization for demanding applications in the industrial, automotive and NetCom sectors. With its secure storage solutions, Swissbit addresses the increasing security requirements demanded by industrial, government, defense, medical, NetCom, machine-to-machine communication and finance industry segments. All Swissbit products meet the highest quality standards and the RoHS and REACH directives.

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