With manufacturers such as Intel, Micron and Samsung leading the charge, flash memory is now in nearly every product we purchase today. Just looking around my office, it is difficult to see a single product that doesn't utilize this wonderful type of silicon. From the telephone sitting on my desk, the SSD in my notebook to the stuffed bear that speaks when you squeeze its hand, flash is there. The technology has come a long way and in doing so it has pushed innovation in nearly everything we use today. When I was a kid my talking bear was really a cassette player with a mechanical mouth that weighed eight pounds and was a great weapon to beat the hell out of my brother with. Flash memory has made it so my kids don't walk away with concussions or black eyes.
The Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California is taking place this week at the Santa Clara Convention Center. This event is the premier expo where expert attendees learn about the latest developments in flash memory, learn to design with the latest flash chips, find new tools for developing flash applications, hear about the latest market trends, find new ways to replace disks in applications, identify new applications for non-volatile memory and find new methods for reducing power consumption.
Our good friend and fellow storage enthusiast Jason Aikins from DVNation is not only speaking at the Flash Memory Summit, but he is also reporting for TweakTown as well. The Day 1 coverage was so detailed and large that we decided to pull it from the news section and make an entire article with the information he provided.
DVNation is located in Texas, USA and is the leading global reseller of solid state storage products. The company carries products from Solidata, Fusion-io, Memoright and Areca to name a few. Jason is also solely responsible for bringing the U.S. PhotoFast products in and DVNation is now the exclusive U.S. distributer for PhotoFast in the States.