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

Technology Leader Committed to Bringing the Performance Benefits of Next-Gen PCIe to Data-Centric Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 18, 2019 – Toshiba 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 performance. 

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 products.

“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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