I expect that the data centers will drive the flash reliabillity and help the product to be better for everyone. It is a new technology, so it will take some time and effort to get to the reliability needed.
Flash corruption and read endurance are two issues that often get raised in our applications. The latest micros have better error detection and correction. We still see these types of failures with off-the-shelf SD Cards. SLC cards are much better but are often ten times too expensive. MLC/TLC cards are more cost effective but need to be managed carefully.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.