Cutting-edge Researches

As a technology leader of "memory," Kioxia has Research Institute for technologies 10 years beyond, Development Center for bridging research and mass production, Innovation Center for maximizing factory productivities, and Design Center to design emerging technologies for market and customer needs.

Technology Topics

This page describes the latest technologies being researched and developed at KIOXIA Corporation and various use cases of flash memories.

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R&D Organization

R&D Organization

R&D Organization

Overviews of Engineering Divisions and Development Centers

The Institute of Memory Technology Research and Development is engaged in the development of device, process, and circuit technologies for next-generation nonvolatile memory, as well as next-generation lithography technology. While exploring new principles of operation and device structures, it is developing new types of memory that are attracting lots of attention as next-generation storage class memory (SCM), so as to cultivate new markets.

The Advanced Memory Development Center is conducting R&D on BiCS FLASH™, a type of 3D flash memory that our company was the first to develop in the world, while serving as a bridge between R&D and volume production. The Advanced Memory Development Center is engaged in the development of a wide range of cutting-edge technologies. Engineering divisions, including those for advanced module development, memory device development, unit process development, and process integration, closely collaborate with one another, facilitating technological development using production lines at Yokkaichi Plant.

With the aim of increasing productivity, the Digital-Process Innovation Center has introduced AI to Yokkaichi Plant to analyze big data with high accuracy and thereby improve yield. In addition, the Digital Process Innovation Center contributes to maximizing efficiency based on digitization, minimizing costs, and stabilizing product quality and production operations, aiming to realize an autonomous smart factory.

Memory Division

The Memory Division is endeavoring to enter various markets, leveraging the strengths of its flash memories, controllers, and BiCS FLASH™. IoT is expected to spur the demand for storage products. To address new customer requirements, the Memory Division promotes the development of higher-density, high-capacity memories while striving to develop epoch-making solutions.

SSD Division

Solid-state drives (SSD) are data storage devices that use flash memories. Leveraging the strength of our company as a manufacturer of flash memories, the SSD Division is engaged in the research, design, manufacturing, and marketing of SSDs as well as the creation of new markets for SSDs. The SSD Division provides high-quality SSDs for a wide range of markets, including computer, enterprise, and data center SSD markets.

Storage Research and Design Center (SRDC)

The Storage Research and Design Center (SRDC) is our R&D center in United States. Located in various regions where many advanced IT companies are based for both business and R&D, the SRDC provides access to emerging technologies, making it possible to respond flexibly to market and customer needs. The SRDC closely collaborates with engineers in Japan to spearhead the development of cutting-edge storage technologies, the designing of both hardware and software, and the development of error correction code (ECC) and other techniques qlitical for SSDs.