Conference: Flash Memory Summit 2016

Brian A. Berg, Coordinator for CNSV involvement

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016 – Thursday, Aug 11, 2016        

Event Organizer: Tom Coughlin, Brian Berg

The Flash Memory Summit is a 3-day conference: Tue-Thu, Aug. 9-11, plus a set of seminars on Mon, Aug. 8. Registration for the whole conference at earlybird prices, and for FREE admission to the Exhibition Area and a number of other sessions, is available here through Sat., Aug. 6.  CNSV members can save $100 when registering for the full conference by using “IEEE16” as their Priority Code.  Local faculty and full-time students can register for the entire conference at no charge. Contact Brian A. Berg for information.

CNSV will be in booth 945 in the Exhibition Area. If you wish to be in this booth during part of the conference to promote both your consultancy and CNSV, contact Brian A. Berg.

This conference will provide attendees with practical information on the current state of flash memory and its applications. The program consists of tutorials, panel discussions, keynotes, paper sessions, workshops and special sessions.

Conference topics include Flash Memory-Based Architectures, Automotive Applications, Solid State Drives (SSDs), NVMe, Next-Generation Controllers, Caching, Testing/Performance/Endurance, Virtualization, Error Correcting techniques and Enterprise applications.

Flash Memory is a type of nonvolatile memory that can be erased and rewritten in units called blocks. Flash is rugged, small, low-cost, low-power, and fast. It allows for compact systems with simple startup and low power consumption. It is ideal for consumer applications such as cellphones, digital cameras and music players, and is also useful in computers, communications systems and military/defense applications. It can replace hard disks for storage in applications where its higher cost is balanced by its smaller size, greater ruggedness, and lower power consumption.

Flash memory is a $35B annual business, and has the following distinctions:

  • Flash is the fastest-growing technology in the history of semiconductors, growing from under $100 million to over $10 billion in annual sales in under 10 years.
  • Flash has been the process driver for chip makers since 2004, taking the place of DRAM.  It is the first technology used to put new lithographies into volume production.
  • Flash is the first chip technology to move into the third dimension, stacking tens of bits on top of one another to reduce costs.

The entire conference is described in this Preview Program.

Location: Santa Clara Convention Center

5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
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