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May 30, 2017
 

Silicon Motion Announces World's First Merchant SD Controller Solutions Supporting Latest SD 6.0 Specifications

New SD 6.0 controller family enables next-generation ultra-high performance, high-capacity expandable SD cards

TAIPEI, TaiwanMay 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Motion Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: SIMO) ("Silicon Motion"), a global leader in designing and marketing NAND flash controllers for solid-state storage devices, today introduced its new SD 6.0 controller solutions supporting SD Specification 6.0 and meeting the new A2 application performance rating with a minimum random read/write performance of 4,000/2,000 IOPS. Expandable memory cards with our new SD 6.0 controller will deliver ultra-high performance for users to run Android 6.x/7.x applications directly from SD cards as well as support bandwidth-intensive applications such as 4k video recording and playback and AR/VR.

Silicon Motion's SD 6.0 controller solutions support low voltage signaling to meet the needs of low-power SoCs and feature command queue, cache function and self-maintenance capabilities that enable high-performance, high-reliability and long endurance expandable memory cards - all critical features that are similar to those used in SSDs or embedded memory for managing large amounts of data. In addition, the SD 6.0 controller solutions support up to 2TB capacity and are offered in both commercial and industrial temperature grades, enabling SD 6.0 cards for high-performance and highly reliable storage for consumer, commercial, industrial and automotive devices.

"The use of expandable storage in mobile and industrial applications continues to be strong," said Nelson Duann, Senior Vice President of Product Marketing at Silicon Motion. "Most of today's Android smartphones and mobile computing devices allow users to run applications from removable cards directly. Silicon Motion's new SD 6.0 controllers extend the capabilities of expandable memory to provide a robust, high-capacity platform for running high-performance applications as well as bandwidth-intensive multimedia applications such as 4K video recording and playback." 

Silicon Motion's SD 6.0 controller solutions specifications:


SM2705EN

SM2707EN

Card Standard

SD 6.0

SD 6.0

Flash Interface

1-CH/4-CE

1-CH/8-CE

Application

Performance Class 

A2

Random Performance

Read: 4,000 IOPS

Write: 2,000 IOPS

A2

Random Performance

Read: 4,000 IOPS

Write: 2,000 IOPS 

Sequential Read/Write Speed

Up to 99/90 MB/sec

Up to 99/90 MB/sec

ECC

DuoECC

DuoECC

Capacity Support

Up to 256GB

Up to 2TB

Temperature Support

c-temp: 0℃ to 70℃

i-temp: -40℃ to 85℃

NAND Support

Supports 3D/2D NAND

Supports 3D/2D NAND

The SM2705EN and SM2707EN are currently sampling and are being designed in at multiple OEMs.

About Silicon Motion
We are the global supply leader of NAND flash controllers for solid state storage devices and the merchant supply leader of SSD controllers. We have the broadest portfolio of controller technologies and solutions and have shipped over five billion NAND controllers, more than any other company in the world. Our controllers are widely used in embedded storage products such as SSDs and eMMCs which are found in smartphones, PCs and industrial and commercial applications. We also supply specialized high-performance enterprise and industrial SSD solutions. Our customers include most of the NAND flash vendors, storage device module makers and leading OEMs.  For further information on Silicon Motion, visit us at www.siliconmotion.com.

Media Contact:                                               
Michael Schoolnik                                            
Story Public Relations                                       
Tel: +1 415 674 3816                                        
E-mail: michael@storypr.com                            

Minnie Lin                                                        
Senior Manager                                               
Tel: +886 2 2219 6688 x3010                             
E-mail: minnie.lin@siliconmotion.com

Sales & Marketing Communications Contact:
Robert Fan
VP/GM SMI U.S.A.
Tel: +1 408 519 7219
E-mail:  rfan@siliconmotion.com

Investor Contact:
Jason Tsai
Senior Director of IR and Strategy
Tel: +1 408 519 7259
E-mail: jtsai@siliconmotion.com

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