Topic Advisor:Luo Jianjun

President of Hangzhou Sage Microelectronique Co., Ltd.

Director and Professor, Microelectronics Research Center, Hangzhou Dianzi University

Mr. Luo has served in domestic large-scale communication enterprises and has become the technical leader of large-scale communication systems and integrated circuit development in China. He has participated in many national key technology research projects and has repeatedly won provincial and ministerial-level scientific and technological progress awards. The results of the solid-state hard disk controller chip independently developed by Luo Jianjun's team have achieved a major breakthrough in China's SSD control chip technology. It not only means that China has mastered the core technology of computer hard disk and realized localization, which means that China's information security has a basic level of chip-level guarantee, which is of great significance to China's information security and national defense military.

Flash-based International Cooperation

As an important part of the global flash memory industry, in the critical period of storage media change and flash memory replacement of disk media, China's flash memory industry is connecting with the world at an unprecedented pace, strengthening cooperation with international organizations and enterprises such as FMS and SNIA, with methods, opportunities and Experience sharing.

Speaker:Feng Dan

Dean, Professor, Ph.D. Supervisor, School of computer, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Topic:Storage System Optimization Technology based on Software Definition

SDN is optimized in large-scale systems to improve storage system performance and security.

Speaker:Lv Guoding

Phison Electronic Business Development and Product Marketing Manager

Master of Marketing, University of Manchester Business School. He has many years of experience in the flash storage industry, combined with the background advantages of science and technology and business marketing. With a unique insight into market trends and flash storage development, he can explain difficult concepts in an easy-to-understand way.

Topic:How NAND Storage to Embrace the Coming Future of AIoT

The AIoT will be the growth opportunity and kinetic energy of various application fields in the future. How to grasp such growth opportunities will be crucial, and what role does flash storage play in such a growth trend?

Speaker:Stanley Huang

SMI Technology Product Planning Director

Topic:Open Channel SSD——New directions for enterprise storage

In enterprise storage, it is often faced with different applications, and SSDs need to be optimized for different usage environments and read and write ratios. Open channel SSD provides a new and more flexible way to achieve enterprise-class storage,Compared to the typical PCIe NVMe SSD, Open Channel SSD combines flash management with upper-layer drivers or applications to enable enterprise-class storage users. The upper layer can directly manage the control layer of the SSD, and the I/O isolation and low latency (Latency) are very easy to implement via software. SMI launched the SM2270 this year, a complete dual-mode SSD control chip solution that can be equipped with custom firmware to support customers' Open-Channel applications, as well as the Turnkey firmware support standard NVMe protocol. In either mode, the SM2270 management technology delivers ultra-high performance in high-capacity, multi-tenant data center applications, ensuring low latency and increased storage capacity.

Speaker:Zhou Bin

SageMicro COO

Participants of the National 863 Program, a number of national and industry storage and SSD standard construction plans, to promote active advocates of domestic storage applications.

Topic:Colorful SSD Controller Family and Future Trends

The diversity of the SSD controller family, especially a few eye-catching promotions, has caused confusion for many applications. According to different applications, SSD controllers have different interfaces, different chip architectures, and different performance focuses. It is not a single chip that can cover all customer needs. How to make accurate selection of performance, value and application is a flash application promotion. We must rationally think about the issue of decision-making. SageMicro has accumulated a complete SSD controller IP core, and the rich SSD controller chip variety has been collectively unveiled and presented neatly, and further demonstrates the future evolution trend.

Speaker:Chuck Sobery

Chuck Sobey is the Conference Chairperson of the 2018 Flash Memory Summit. He is an internationally respected technology advisor, researcher, and lecturer. Chuck founded the confidential R&D services firm ChannelScience, which works with startups, Fortune 100 companies, attorneys, and large institutions to evaluate IP, develop new capabilities in nonvolatile memory, and establish the state-of-the-art. He has deep expertise in the design, function, simulation, manufacture, and test of data storage devices. Chuck is currently applying machine learning techniques to engineering tasks to accelerate the pace of R&D. He also develops signal processing and coding algorithms matched to the physics of emerging memory technologies, such as STT-MRAMs (spin transfer torque), and serves as a technical liaison between industry and government.

As China focuses on flash as a strategic initiative, Chuck was honored to give the opening technical keynote address at the first flash conference held there. Chuck is an electrical and computer engineering graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Topic:Solid-State Storage: A Quick Look at the State-of-the-Art

Start-ups, established corporations, and governments are preparing for the transition from compute-centric to data-centric architectures in the cloud. This change will support cloud-enabled autonomous motion, IoT device proliferation, machine-learning-as-a-service, and other new algorithmic inventions. Hyperscale datacenter leaders, such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Baidu, and Alibaba, are demanding new storage capabilities – at the lowest price. This is spawning new companies and funding new NVM technologies and architectures, including 3D NAND flash, Intel’s 3D XPoint-enabled Optane products, spin-transfer torque MRAM, and RRAM for neuromorphic computing.

This presentation will give the audience a brief overview of current NVM technologies; it will present a top-level view of some of the next developments to watch for in data storage; and provide a forum for discussing how your projects might benefit from these technology developments.

Speaker:Chen Xiaodong

Senior Manager, Toshiba China Marketing

Topic:FFSA, a chip design between FPGA and ASIC

FFSA(Fit Fast Structured Array), an innovative custom system-on-chip (SoC) development platform with high performance, low cost and low power consumption.

Toshiba provides an ASIC-based FFSA platform that fits the customer's corporate environment and requirements, while providing an efficient solution for custom SoC development. The FFSA device uses a silicon-based master (pre-injected with IP and CPU subsystems) that is typically integrated with the upper metal layer for custom designs.

FFSA requires only a few masks to be customized to achieve a much lower NRE cost than a single ASIC development. Moreover, the platform also achieves significant reductions in development costs and the ability to provide samples and achieve high volume production in less time than traditional ASICs. In addition, FFSA uses ASIC design methods and their databases to achieve higher performance and lower power consumption than field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).