What you think you know about flash memory may be wrong, according to a provocative panel discussion at the Flash Memory Summit Aug. 23, 2012. Panelists were asked to come up with the "top ten things you need to know about flash memory today," and while not all had ten items, all had some original and controversial insights into the status and future of flash memory and solid state drives (SSDs).
The panel was chaired by Andy Marken of Marken Communications, and it featured the following panelists in order of presentation:
- Andy Tomlin, vice president of Solid State Development, Western Digital
- Jered Floyd, CTO, Permabit
- Knut Grimsrud, fellow, Intel
- Kevin Kilbuck, marketing director, Micron Technology
- Jim Handy, chief analyst, Objective Analysis
A similar panel was held last year, and my report on that is here. For this year's panel, as of this writing, presentation slides for all panelists except Floyd are available here. Following are the major points made by the panelists.
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