KIOXIA pulls out of CES 2022's Physical Event - Plans "virtual digital activities"
Should we expect to see PCIe 5.0 storage devices?
Published: 31st December 2021 | Source: KIOXIA |
KIOXIA is no monger participating in CES 2022's "on-site" event
KIOXIA has become one of the newest companies to back out of CES 2022's on-site event, opting to host their CES 2022 showcases virtually. KIOXIA has attributed this change in planning to "the rapidly evolving public health environment", which means that they are concerned about employee safety and COVID-19.
At CES, KIOXIA now plans to digitally showcase their latest flash memory and SSD innovations, which may include new PCIe 5.0 products and the company's latest NAND technologies. Below is what KIOXIA had to say about their CES 2022 plans.
KIOXIA America has been reviewing the latest information on the rapidly evolving public health environment, and after careful consideration has decided to cancel our on-site presence at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. Instead, we will focus on support of our virtual digital activities at CES where we will highlight our latest flash memory and SSD innovations through the CES digital exhibitor venue, and our own virtual booth platform. The health and well-being of our employees, customers, and collaborators are the ultimate priority and though we are unable to get together in-person at the show we are exploring future opportunities, and hope that we will be able to connect digitally during the event.
In tandem with this decision, KIOXIA has decided to select a future date in 2022 to kick off the celebration of its commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the invention of NAND flash.
What we expect from KIOXIA
In September 2022, KIOXIA showcased the performance of a prototype PCIE 5.0 SSD, showcasing performance gains of greater than 2x over their existing PCIe 4.0 based products. At CES, KIOXIA should be showcasing their latest SSD prototypes, which may include new consumer-grade and enterprise-grade SSD products.
PCIe 5.0 support arrived on mainstream desktop processors with the launch of Intel's Alder Lake CPU platform, allowing SSD manufacturers to break past the limits of PCIe 4.0 At CES, SSD manufacturers are expected to showcase their next-generation storage devices.
Earlier this year, with their prototype PCIe 5.0 SSD, KIOXIA showcased boosted I/O performance over the company's current-generation SSDs as well as lower SSD response times. Not only does KIOXIA promise higher sequential speeds over PCIe 5.0, but the company also plans to deliver SSDs with lower read/write latencies and greater random I/O performance. At CES 2022, we hope to see KIOXIA's latest hardware.
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