10 episodes

Hello and welcome to Chips Out Loud. In each episode we'll discuss emerging technologies in the Memory and Storage space. We’ll also focus on the customer needs that shape evolving modern client devices as well as next generation data centers.

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Hello and welcome to Chips Out Loud. In each episode we'll discuss emerging technologies in the Memory and Storage space. We’ll also focus on the customer needs that shape evolving modern client devices as well as next generation data centers.

    Driving What's Next in Mobile

    Driving What's Next in Mobile

    Ross Dermott, Vice President, Mobile Product Line Management, Mobile Business Unit at Micron Technology joins Chips Out Loud host Jim Greene to talk about the new mNAND solutions for top-of-line smartphones, its intelligent vertical integration, and the roadmap for future-proofing the mobile experience. 
    “The NAND-based products that we're building for mobile are a category called Managed NAND,” Dermott explains. “Managed NAND combines NAND technology with a controller and firmware. And that controller and firmware are really what help optimize the performance of that NAND device.” 
    Host Jim Greene delves deeper with Ross on the micro and macro trends driving the market including short form video, mobile gaming, workflow and metavers, and how his team constantly analyzes the user experience to ensure Micron’s Memory and Storage solutions can further enhance the mobile experience for years to come.
    Check out the new technologies at www.micron.com/mobile  and learn more about Micron at www.micron.com/careers  . 

    • 11 min
    Micron’s Journey to 232L Tech

    Micron’s Journey to 232L Tech

    In this episode, Russ Meyer, Corporate Vice President Non-Volatile Memory, drops by to talk about the announcement of 232-layer memory in Micron’s new 3D NAND offering.
    “I think everybody's aware of the torrential pace of NAND scaling over the last decades and this 232-layer technology is the next progression to enable that scaling,” Meyer states. “That scaling, as we all know, has been a foundation for the revolution that we're all living through, the way we interact with the data..” 
    Host Jim Greene queries Russ on a bevy of topics: Why do layers matter and what makes stacking them difficult from a design perspective, the importance of suppliers in the mix, and the  global view of NAND development.
    Check out the new technologies at www.micron.com/mobile  and learn more about Micron at www.micron.com/careers  . 
     

    • 14 min
    Addressing Automotive Requirements

    Addressing Automotive Requirements

    Guests Robert Bielby and Marco Montagnana sit with Chips Out Loud host Jim Greene to talk about learnings from Micron Technology’s foray into the automotive sector, with its standards-based technologies and stringent safety requirements. Robert serves as Senior Director, Automotive System Architecture. Marco operates as Senior Manager, FUSA & Cybersecurity Office. 
    “I think we're at a point where we have sufficient compute performance to really be able to address self-driving vehicles,” Robert Bielby explains. “The problem is a little bit more difficult than people had expected or anticipated, but when you throw a computer at the problem, you've got 360 degrees visibility. They can see farther than we can; they don't get fatigued. So it's inevitable that computers are going to take over driving.” 
    “Functional safety started with the classical automotive mechanical kind of application like powertrain, chassis and where even our kind of devices were not so important,” Marco Montagnana expounds “The quantity of memory devices were not huge. Now with a new era, with the EDAS, the autonomous drive application, the quantity of memory is becoming more and more important.”
    Host Jim Greene further queries his guests on the market landscape, its unique requirements, and the relationship between Automotive Hardware Functional Safety (FuSa) and IoT applications, as well as the industry changing attitude toward DRAM technology.
    Visit https://www.micron.com/solutions/automotive/functional-safety-for-automotive to learn more. Check out www.micron.com/careers for additional company information. Follow Robert Bielby and Marco Montagnana on LinkedIn.

    • 12 min
    CXL in the Data Center

    CXL in the Data Center

    This week’s episode of Chips Out Loud features guests Ryan Baxter and Eric Caward discussing the topic of Compute Express Link. Ryan works at Micron as Senior Manager, Data Center Segment while Eric resides as Senior Manager, Emerging Technology. CXL is the premiere open standard for high-speed CPU connection to device and memory in high performance data centers.  “It's really the first interface of its kind in servers,” Baxter explains. “It's really an interface built for efficient memory accesses. The protocol itself is byte addressable. It's low latency. It's high bandwidth. And for all those nerds out there, it's cache-coherent.” “If you think about the broad industry support, it's really going to drive inertia that builds innovation and will accelerate in the data center, which will be very exciting,” Eric Caward concurs. “This is not just for folks that want to innovate on the interface. This would be enterprise OEMs. This would be cloud service providers and everyone in between.”
    Host Jim Greene further explores the advancement of Data Center architecture with his guests, and the customer use cases that might most benefit from the introduction of CXL. Is CXL a memory story, an accelerator story, or both? Baxter and Caward opine on additional advancements the future holds.
    To find out more about CXL, revisit Ryan Baxter’s blog post from VMworld 2021 in which he called the technology, “a re-imagined memory and storage hierarchy, and an open, agnostic interconnect,” or see this 2022 blog entry from Micron’s Bryan Madden which also discusses CXL technology and features a fireside chat video with previous Chips Out Loud guest Jeremy Werner discussing its effect on the evolution of the data center [26:34].

    • 13 min
    Authenta and Security at the Edge

    Authenta and Security at the Edge

    On today’s episode of Chips Out Loud, guest Chris Jacobs shares his thoughts on Micron® Authenta™ technology, a unique level of cyber protection for IoT devices. Chris works as Vice President, Marketing Embedded Unit at Micron Technology. “Authenta is a set of features added to a flash storage device,” Jacobs reveals. “These features add security layers by protecting data, maintaining its integrity and providing recovery mechanisms for damaged data. From a bigger picture point of view, Authenta is a combination of flash-based technology and Authenta cloud platform that serves as a trusted authority and software tools that greatly simplify its adoption. All of these elements together allow for a rapid and minimally disruptive way to build and manufacture trusted IOT systems that meet today's cybersecurity needs for deployment of cloud services.”
    Host Jim Greene further queries Jacobs on the pain point that Authenta addresses. They discuss the concept of a “security tax” penalty and how it commonly causes slow adoption of root of trust for protection and privacy by device manufacturers. IoT systems naturally operate with cloud connectivity, and so both cloud service providers and OEM’s benefit from the type of cybersecurity protection Authenta offers.
    To learn more visit  www.micron.com/authenta and be sure to register for upcoming Authenta tech talk sessions. Check out www.micron.com/careers to learn more about the company.
    Follow Chris Jacobs on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopherwjacobs/ 

    • 8 min
    The Mobile Data Opportunity

    The Mobile Data Opportunity

    Chips Out Loud returns for a fifth episode with featured guest Chris Moore, VP Marketing of Mobile Business Unit Marketing at Micron Technology. Moore discusses the opportunity offered by the expansive evolution of the smartphone over the last twenty years into once unimaginable territory.  “The hardware makes it simpler to carry one device around, but the software, now you've got email on your device all the time,” Moore informs. “You've got a calendar that'll tell you what's going on. You've got a digital assistant to tell you where you need to be in an hour. The digital assistant is integrated with your GPS, that's going to tell you which route to go. I mean, it's amazing when you look back over 20 years, all the things that have changed in your life with this smartphone.” Host Jim Greene and Moore further discuss advancements in memory and storage technology from NOR to UFS 4.0. On the memory side, the recent release of LPDDR5X marks the modern standard. They consider advancements in foldable displays and the gains that larger mobile screens represent in gaming, video playback and content creation. To learn more visit www.micron.com/mobile and follow Micron Technology on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/micron-technology/ 

    • 13 min

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