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Toshiba Memory America Charts Course for PCIe 4.0 SSDs at PCI-SIG Compliance Workshop

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Memory America, Inc.
(TMA), the U.S.-based subsidiary of Toshiba
Memory Corporation, participated in the PCI-SIG® (Peripheral
Component Interconnect Special Interest Group) Compliance Workshop #109
in Burlingame, California, where several prototype and engineering
samples of the company’s upcoming PCIe® 4.0 NVMe™ SSDs
underwent PCI-SIG FYI Gen 4 testing.

The fourth generation of the PCIe interface, PCIe 4.0, doubles available
bandwidth for graphics cards, SSDs, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet cards. The new
standard will enable SSDs in particular to provide much higher
performance than previous PCIe 3.0 SSDs, especially sequential read

An early participant seeking to enable PCIe 4.0 technologies, Toshiba
Memory leverages its technology leadership role and actively
collaborates with PCI-SIG and other member companies to accelerate
adoption of the new interface standard.

“We realized years ago that the future of flash storage would be built
on the NVMe architecture,” noted John Geldman, director, SSD Industry
Standards for Toshiba Memory America, Inc. and a member of the NVM
Express™ Board of Directors. “This new and faster PCIe standard will
maximize performance capability – unlocking systems’ full potential.”

PCI-SIG hosts Compliance Workshops several times a year in various
locations worldwide. These workshops give members the opportunity to
test and validate their products before entering the field. Compliance
testing is completed against both PCI-SIG maintained systems and other
leading manufacturers of PCI products. PCI-SIG FYI testing helps PCI-SIG
evaluate the new tests while helping early adopters assess their

“Early support across the entire ecosystem is necessary when introducing
new technologies, and we’re working closely alongside PCI-SIG and other
member companies to bring the benefits of PCIe 4.0 SSDs to end users,”
noted Kazusa Tomonaga, senior manager, SSD Marketing – Strategic
Alliances and Ecosystem Development, Toshiba Memory America, Inc. “We
are pleased with the results of the early testing at the PCI-SIG 4.0
workshop. We are on track and moving forward with our release plans for
PCIe 4.0-capable SSD products.”

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Memory Corporation
, a leading worldwide supplier of flash
and solid
state drives (SSDs)
. From the invention of flash memory to today’s
breakthrough 96-layer BiCS FLASH™ 3D technology, Toshiba Memory
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