Exascend Nitro CFexpress Honored With “Best of Show” at the Flash Memory Summit

SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 3, 2022. Exascend, Inc., a leader in industrial-grade, enterprise-class and cinematography flash storage solutions, has been honored with Most Innovative Flash Memory Consumer Application for Best of Show awards at Flash Memory Summit 2022, held this week at the Santa Clara Convention Center, 2nd – 4th August.

Exascend’s CEO, Frank Chen (right), with the FMS Best of Show award.

The industry’s largest flash memory and solid-state storage trade show, Flash Memory Summit (FMS) returns in person this year to commemorate the 35th anniversary of NAND flash memory innovation, showcasing outstanding memory products and services through its reputable Best of Show awards program. Among 2022 Best of Show winners was Exascend’s Marvell controller-powered Nitro CFexpress card, which took home the “Most Innovative Flash Memory Consumer Application” title for its storage technology excellence and next-generation-ready


“We are honored to receive the coveted Most Innovative Flash Memory Consumer Application Award at FMS,” said Frank Chen, CEO of Exascend. “I am especially proud of our team for their execution and innovation in the face of challenges to deliver the Nitro CFexpress, integrating multiple innovations into one tiny package: Adaptive Thermal Control™, SuperCruise™ and IP67 certification. This recognition also underscores our deep collaboration with Marvell and Micron, whose low-power 88SS1321 PCIe Gen 4 controller and 176-layer NAND build a solid hardware foundation making possible our firmware magic. We look forward to our continued partnership

and long-term collaboration.”

World’s highest-capacity VPG400-certified CFexpress Type B

The Nitro series is Exascend’s flagship CFexpress product line, and the world’s first CFexpress Type B card to have garnered the VPG400 certification. The card is a technological powerhouse thanks to its Marvell 12nm SSD controller, 3D NAND architecture, and Exascend firmware design which allows it to deliver superior sustained, high frame rate image and video capture performance in even the most demanding cinema camera systems. The Nitro card is also the highest capacity VPG400 CFexpress card on the market, with up to 1 TB of storage, enabling cinematographers to capture long shots without interruption.

Innovative flash memory that empowers consumer application

The demand for faster application response times, greater computing power and innovative artificial intelligence is driving cloud providers and enterprises to scale up their infrastructure. As a result, high-performance, high-efficient storage is needed to handle the ever-growing workloads.

Best of Show award for Most Innovative Flash Memory Consumer Application

“Consumer applications, such as high-definition photography and video capture using professional photography and cinema cameras, require the highest performance from their storage solution. They also require the reliability to address the dynamics of extreme environmental conditions, both indoors and outdoors,” said Jay Kramer, Chairman of the Awards Program and President of Network Storage Advisors Inc. “We are proud to recognize the collaboration of Marvell’s SSD controllers with Exascend’s memory cards, delivering the industry’s highest performance and lowest power PCIe NVMe flash storage device. Additionally, Exascend’s Adaptive Thermal Control™ technology provides an IP67 certified environmental hardening that is dustproof, water resistant and tackles the issue of overheating and thermal throttling.”

Exascend’s VPG400-certified and IP67-rated Nitro CFexpress with 1 TB and 512 GB capacity is immediately available through leading retail partners including Amazon, B&H Photo, CVP and through Exascend’s authorized distributors worldwide.

More information can be found in the Marvell blog here.

About Exascend, Inc.

Exascend is a service-oriented provider of innovative standard and custom storage solutions specialized in low-power, high-performance, and high-reliability products. Since its founding, the company has been awarded more than 45 U.S. and worldwide patents on storage-related technologies. With full product lines of enterprise and industrial PCIe NVMe and SATA-III SSDs, CFastCFexpress cards and DRAM, Exascend’s capabilities span across hardware, firmware, software, product engineering, manufacturing and customization services. Exascend takes pride in enabling its global customers to push the boundary of possibilities and to differentiate with quality, reliability and flexibility – Engineering Imagination to Innovation. For more information, visit: https://exascend.com/.

About Flash Memory Summit

The Flash Memory Summit showcases the mainstream applications, key technologies, leading vendors, and innovative startups driving the multi-billion-dollar non-volatile memory and SSD markets. FMS is now the world’s largest event featuring the trends, innovations, and influencers leading the adoption of flash memory in demanding enterprise storage, high-performance computing, and cloud systems.

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