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PMC 12Gb/s SAS Flash Manager (SFM-12G) (Graphic: Business Wire)

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PMC® (NASDAQ:PMCS), the semiconductor innovator transforming storage, optical and mobile networks, today announced its 12Gb/s SAS flash manager (SFM-12G) for the next wave of enterprise solid state drives (SSDs). With this introduction, PMC has delivered the industry’s first end-to-end 12Gb/s SAS solution, from the protocol controller to the SSD controller (see figure 1). PMC’s SFM-12G enables more than 300,000 I/Os per second (IOPS) in a 2.5” SAS SSD, more than double the performance of today’s 6Gb/s SAS SSDs. When paired with the industry’s highest-performing protocol controller, PMC’s SPCv 12G, cloud server and big data storage manufacturers can deliver a stunning 2.4 million IOPS in an eight-drive, enterprise-class flash subsystem.

“Flash enables a 100x improvement in storage performance, and 12Gb/s SAS is key to unlocking the potential of this disruptive technology,” said Derek Dicker, vice president of marketing for PMC’s Enterprise Storage Division. “PMC’s 12Gb/s SAS flash manager provides the performance to unleash the real power of flash, with the added cost benefit of using MLC NAND in enterprise-class SSDs.”

The SFM-12G combines PMC’s proven 12Gb/s SAS technology with the industry’s lowest latency and innovative maxLIFE™ adaptive error correction, enabling storage equipment and drive manufacturers to deliver true enterprise-class SSDs. Historically, SSD controllers had to trade off latency, a key benefit of NAND, against life expectancy, a key requirement for enterprise systems. PMC’s maxLIFE technology solves this dilemma by extending the usable life of SSDs and maintaining the lowest error-correction latency over the life of the drive. This new technology allows OEMs to take advantage of the substantial economic benefits of MLC flash without compromising enterprise-class durability.

“Solid State storage is a disruptive technology that has already begun to transform the enterprise, and this is opening up opportunities for companies like PMC,” said Jeff Janukowicz, research director for Solid State Storage at IDC. “Advanced controller technology, such as PMC’s PM8304 SFM-12G, that provides the endurance, reliability and performance required by OEMs, is well positioned to capitalize on the more than 90% compound annual growth rate from 2011 to 2016 of SAS SSDs that IDC expects.”

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