EETimes (12/15/2014 10:00 AM EST)
TORONTO – NVM Express Inc. has been busy since its incorporation in March 2014.
Established as a working group under the guidance of Intel, it released the first NVM Express specification in March 2011. It outlines a standardized register interface, command, and feature set for PCIe-based storage technologies such as SSDs, designed specifically for nonvolatile memory. It is optimized for high performance and low latency, scaling from client to enterprise segments.
The initial working group dates back to 2007; the initiative fell outside the mandate of organizations in existence at the time. The primary drivers for incorporation were to give the group more clout when dealing with other standards bodies and to give members more peace of mind when sharing intellectual property.
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