Micron Unveils World’s Most Compact UFS Package for Next-Gen Phones

Feb 28, 2024 Mark

Feb 28, 2024: At Mobile World Congress, Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU) revealed its latest advancement in mobile storage technology, announcing the qualification samples of an enhanced version of its Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 4.0 solution. This groundbreaking offering comes in the world’s most compact UFS package, measuring just 9×13 millimeters (mm), setting a new standard for next-generation smartphones.

Micron’s UFS 4.0 solution, built on advanced 232-layer 3D NAND technology, boasts up to 1 terabyte (TB) capacity and delivers unparalleled performance, significantly enhancing user experiences on flagship smartphones. With sequential read and write speeds of up to 4300 and 4000 megabytes per second (MBps) respectively, Micron UFS 4.0 accelerates data-intensive tasks, enabling faster app launches and smoother AI interactions.

Mark Montierth, General Manager and Corporate Vice President of Micron’s Mobile Business Unit, expressed excitement about the latest innovation, stating, “Micron’s latest UFS 4.0 solution enables world-class storage performance and reduced power in the world’s smallest UFS package. Supercharged with breakthrough firmware advancements, Micron UFS 4.0 raises the bar for mobile storage with enhanced performance, flexibility, and scalability.”

The compact design of Micron’s UFS 4.0 package not only allows for ultra-slim smartphone designs but also facilitates larger battery integration, ensuring extended battery life for users. Additionally, the solution’s 25% increase in power efficiency enables seamless operation of power-intensive features like AI, augmented reality, gaming, and multimedia apps.

Micron’s firmware innovation further enhances the user experience, with features like High-Performance Mode (HPM), One Button Refresh (OBR), and Zoned UFS (ZUFS). HPM optimizes performance during intensive smartphone use, while OBR ensures devices operate in a like-new state for longer periods. ZUFS allows for better data management, maximizing device lifespan and maintaining optimal performance.

Micron’s relentless pursuit of innovation, combined with its global collaboration with smartphone OEMs, underscores its commitment to driving advancements in mobile storage technology. By anticipating emerging use cases and addressing critical pain points, Micron continues to lead the industry in delivering transformative solutions for the mobile ecosystem.

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