The Future Envisioned by KIOXIA Corporation

As IoT, AI, and 5G become more widespread, we will see an explosive increase in the volume of data generated around the world.

For the storage and use of that data, large-capacity, high-performance memory and devices and high-speed data processing systems are indispensable.
KIOXIA pursues R&D that focuses on the future to deliver products and services that create new value.

Expanding Possibilities of Memory Devices (image)

Future Flash Memory

With the spread of cloud computing, the advent of the IoT era, and the increased utilization of AI technology, the amount of information generated and accumulated by human-beings is steadily increasing.
KIOXIA’s research and technological development supports the information society of the future on a global scale.

Innovations in technology are constantly creating new forms of entertainment for people to enjoy. Expectations are higher than ever for high-capacity, high-speed, and low-cost flash memory to allow for enormous amounts of information to be processed at high speeds and enable more people to enjoy stress-free, high-quality interactions*.
*Systems respond to user operations, rather than being limited to one-way traffic

The automobile industry is undergoing a once-in-a-century transformation. With technological innovations such as connected cars*, autonomous vehicles, ridesharing services, and vehicle electrification, automobiles that handle large amounts of information will play the role of mobile edge servers. Large-capacity flash memory that is mobile and able to function even in harsh environments is expected to play a role as infrastructure in support of these mobile edge servers.
*Cars that are constantly connected to the Internet

The amount of data in life science research is increasing at a pace of a thousand times every five years. In ten years, it is expected to reach the Exabyte* level. Therefore, flash memory that can store huge amounts of data and systems that can analyze and process this data at high speeds are needed. We will continue to support the elucidation of new knowledge as well as appropriate diagnoses, preventive medicine, and drug discovery.
* 1 Exabyte is equal to 1 billion gigabytes

Digital twins—factories in the real world reproduced in virtual spaces—are achieved by sending factory equipment, machinery, and environmental information to a virtual space in near real-time using technology such as loT. Flash memory supports advanced simulations that utilize large amounts of data in virtual spaces as well as the technology that enables quick feedback to the physical site. This contributes to the creation of new value and significant improvements in productivity.

For the future robots that are able to naturally communicate with people, it is necessary to utilize a significant amount of data in order to realize sophisticated interactions based on individuals’ actions, situations, contexts, emotions, and more. Flash memory—which stores and processes at high speeds large amounts of data acquired by new sensor technology—will support these smooth interactions between humans and robots.