Thursday, August 11th 2016

VIA to Unveil its Latest SSD Controllers at FMS 2016

VIA Technologies, Inc, today announced that it be will demonstrating its latest VIA NVMe PCIe Gen III & SATA III SSD controllers in Booth#818 of the 2016 Flash Memory Summit being held from August 9th to 11th in the Santa Clara Convention Center, California, USA. Featuring the VIA LDPC PLUS ECC decoding engine with Gear-Shifting technology, the second generation VIA SSD controllers offer best-in-class error correction capability and ensure high-throughput performance without overheating issues.

"VIA Gear-Shifting technology leverages our unique dual hardware decoding architecture to maximize data integrity and longevity," said Richard Brown, VP International Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "Our second generation VIA SSD controllers are the ideal choice for computing devices that require superior SSD performance with high cost-efficiency."
For those attending this year's FMS, be sure to register for the following talks being presented by VIA:
  • High-Throughput LDPC Solution for Reliable and High Performance SSD - Forum E-21, Wednesday, August 10th, 8:30-10:50am
  • SSD Flash Management for 3D NAND Flash Memory - Forum M022, Wednesday, August 10th, 3:50-6:15pm
  • High Performance FTL Architecture for PCIe/NVMe SSDs - Session 302-D, Thursday, August 11th. 9:45-10-50am
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9 Comments on VIA to Unveil its Latest SSD Controllers at FMS 2016

#1
Chaitanya
Just out of curiosity who uses VIA controllers? As far as I can see Samsung uses their own and rest of the manufacturers seem to be happy with Marvel controllers.
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#2
Ferrum Master
Chaitanya, post: 3504242, member: 93474"
Just out of curiosity who uses VIA controllers? As far as I can see Samsung uses their own and rest of the manufacturers seem to be happy with Marvel controllers.
The more the merrier anyway.
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#3
Homer_liu
Personally, I think China can use the controller to do SSD design based on existing NAND and china NAND product.
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#4
silentbogo
Chaitanya, post: 3504242, member: 93474"
Just out of curiosity who uses VIA controllers? As far as I can see Samsung uses their own and rest of the manufacturers seem to be happy with Marvel controllers.
That's probably why VIA decided to make one. Maybe someday it will obliterate Phison?
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#5
TheLostSwede
Chaitanya, post: 3504242, member: 93474"
Just out of curiosity who uses VIA controllers? As far as I can see Samsung uses their own and rest of the manufacturers seem to be happy with Marvel controllers.
No-one, yet, seemingly, at least not that I'm aware of.

There has been a massive consolidation of SSD controller manufacturers so the only three left are pretty much Silicon Motion, Phison (who's now in legal trouble in Taiwan for dodgy trading) and Marvell, at least as far as products that anyone can buy.

This is also most likely why Realtek and Maxiotek launched product at Computex this year, as the market needs more players.

Indilinx was bought out by OCZ some time ago (now Toshiba), SandForce was bought by Avago and then sold to Seagate, LAMD (Link A Media Devices) was bought by SK Hynix and so on...

SanDisk and Samsung make their own controllers and it looks like JMicron has stopped, although the rumour is that Maxiotek is JMicron.

So yes, we need new players, as the SSD controller is also a fair share of the cost of an SSD. That said, let's hope VIA does a better job with this than they've done with some past products, especially in terms of firmware support.
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#6
AsRock
TPU addict
And Sandisk is now Western Digital.
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#8
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Heeeyyy VIA, I've missed you. :(
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#9
AsRock
TPU addict
Frick, post: 3504880, member: 23907"
Heeeyyy VIA, I've missed you. :(
I cannot say i have with all the nightmare i have had in the passed with their chipsets.
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