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Memblaze and PMC Partner to Provide High-Performance PCIe SSDs for Hyperscale Data Centers

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PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC(R)) (Nasdaq:PMCS), the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data, today announced that Memblaze Technology Co. Ltd, a leading provider of flash storage solutions, is utilizing PMC’s FlashtecTM NVM Express (NVMe) controllers in its next-generation PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) flash accelerators.

PMC Flashtec NVMe controllers enable PCIe SSDs with world-leading performance, capacity and flexibil

PMC Flashtec NVMe controllers enable PCIe SSDs with world-leading performance, capacity and flexibility to dramatically boost the number of IOPS that a system can process, while reducing latency and power. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Flashtec-based Memblaze PBlaze4 products are targeted at hyperscale and Open Compute Project deployments. They provide ultra-low latency and the lowest CPU load in the industry, with read and write capabilities of up to 850,000 I/Os per second (IOPS) for random read and 265,000 IOPS for random write and 3.2GB/s sequential read, 2.5GB/s sequential write performance. Memblaze products enable its customers to define and alter key settings to ensure optimum performance in specific applications and platforms.

“Memblaze has achieved great success in China, growing our market share to 60 percent since 2010,” said Mr. Xiangfeng Lu, Co-founder and CTO, Memblaze. “We partnered with PMC because they understand our drive to address customer requirements quickly with differentiated products. The flexible platform of the Flashtec controllers allows us to support multiple customer implementations and architectures with a common design effort and tune solutions for features like cost, performance and endurance. PMC’s standards-based architecture means that we can get to market much sooner and with confidence as we grow our business in China and abroad.”

SSDs based on PMC’s Flashtec NVMe controllers provide the highest performance, capacity and reliability. The flash memory controller family includes 16-channel and 32-channel devices to enable SSDs with up to 8TB of storage and performance up to 850,000 IOPS, two times greater capacity and performance than other controllers. Dual port functionality delivers high availability for enterprise-class application support, redundancy and sustained uptime reliability. PMC’s Flashtec controller family supports the industry-standard NVMe interface, multiple NAND vendors and all common device drivers, enabling and accelerating wide-spread deployment of PCIe-based SSDs in cloud data centers and the enterprise.

“PMC is pleased to be partnering with Memblaze to provide the highest performance and most advanced PCIe SSD solutions for China’s technology and hyperscale leaders,” said Derek Dicker, vice president of the Non-Volatile Solutions Group at PMC. “We look forward to enabling the significant growth opportunities for flash in China’s data centers and hyperscale deployments. Memblaze is a strategic partner for PMC to support these critical market segments in China and abroad.”

Note to editors: Memblaze and PMC will showcase the new PBlaze4 flash accelerator at PMC’s Flash Technology Forum at the Wenjin Hotel in Beijing, China, on December 3, 2014, from 1:30 to 5:00 PM CST. Speakers from both companies will join Sina, Inspur and China Telecom to discuss the latest innovations and use cases for deploying flash to accelerate storage in China’s data centers. Follow the event on Twitter using hashtag #PMCFlashtec.

About Memblaze

The mission of Memblaze is to make data processing faster and smarter. Traditional storage devices are struggling to adapt to the demand for high speed data processing. Memblaze is committed to tackling this challenge by offering high-performance solid flash storage products and solutions. For more information, visit:

About PMC’s Server, Storage System and Flash Solutions

PMC is a leading provider of enterprise storage system solutions for networked and server storage applications, with a broad portfolio of Adaptec by PMC(R) RAID adapters and HBAs, Tachyon(R) SAS/SATA and Fibre Channel I/O controllers, RAID controllers, FlashtecTM PCIe flash controllers and NVRAM drives, and maxSASTM expander and FC disk interconnect products. Together, these products provide end-to-end semiconductor and software solutions to the industry’s leading storage OEMs and ODMs and hyperscale data centers. For more information, visit

About PMC

PMC (Nasdaq:PMCS) is the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data. Building on a track record of technology leadership, the company is driving innovation across storage, optical and mobile networks. PMC’s highly integrated solutions increase performance and enable next-generation services to accelerate the network transformation. For more information, visit Follow PMC on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and RSS.

(c) Copyright PMC-Sierra, Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. PMC, PMC-SIERRA, TACHYON, ADAPTEC and Adaptec by PMC are registered trademarks of PMC-Sierra, Inc. in the United States and other countries. PMCS and Flashtec are trademarks of PMC-Sierra, Inc. PMC disclaims any ownership rights in other product and company names mentioned herein. PMC is the corporate brand of PMC-Sierra, Inc.

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