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Samsung Launches Energy-Efficient Auto UFS 3.1 Memory

Source: Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics has mass-produced its new Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 3.1 automotive storage solution for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems.

Why It Matters: The UFS 3.1 has the industry's lowest power consumption, enabling automakers to enhance the mobility experience.

This development is interesting in battery life management in automotive applications such as electric and autonomous vehicles.

The Key Points

  • Samsung's UFS 3.1 lineup includes three models - 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB - to meet different customer needs.
  • The 256GB model reports a 33% reduction in power consumption compared to the previous generation and increased sequential read and write speeds.
  • The UFS 3.1 meets AEC-Q100 Grade 2, a semiconductor quality standard, ensuring stability over a wide temperature range.
  • The company plans to ship its UFS 3.1 products to global automotive manufacturers and suppliers by the end of the year.

The Big Picture: Samsung's development of UFS 3.1 aligns with the company's efforts to expand its automotive memory solutions portfolio, which has been a strategic focus since 2015.

Having recently achieved ASPICE Level 2 certification for its ADAS-focused UFS 3.1 product, Samsung is strengthening its position in the automotive memory sector, especially considering the industry's growing computing and data storage needs.