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Seagate and Samsung tackle SSD together

16 Aug 2010

Seagate and Samsung will jointly develop and cross-license related controller technologies for solid state drives in an effort to attain higher levels of performance and reliability.

The joint development will combine Seagate’s technology with Samsung’s flash memory technology to create a controller to be utilised in Seagate’s enterprise-class SSDs.

Steve Luczo, Seagate Chairman, said the deal with Samsung will “help us bring a compelling set of SSD innovations to the enterprise storage market, with benefits that range from enhanced performance, endurance and reliability to cost and capacity improvements.”

Samsung Senior VP, Dr. Changhyun Kim, added, “We are pleased to be jointly developing a high-performance SSD controller with Seagate for the enterprise storage market. Our green memory solution is designed to enable more energy-efficient server applications, which is expected to increase the use of NAND-based SSD storage in enterprise applications.”