Silicon Motion Announces the World's Fastest Single-Channel UHS-II SD Card Controller Solution

MILPITAS, CA -- Silicon Motion Technology Corporation introduces the SM2704, the world's fastest single-channel UHS-II SD card controller solution. The SM2704 supports the highest-level SD card standards: UHS-II bus interface & UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) featuring a maximum data read speed of up to 280MB/s along with a maximum data write speed of up to 260MB/s. By supporting the new U3 Speed Class, the SM2704 delivers ample performance to handle the needs of professional photography, high-definition video recording and compressed 4K video capture and playback.

"Silicon Motion is the number one merchant supplier of UHS-I/II card controllers, which are the majority of our overall SD card controller sales. The SM2704 extends the company's leadership with the highest performance UHS-II controller while utilizing a cost-effective, single-channel design," said Wallace Kou, President and CEO of Silicon Motion. "We are pleased to partner with Micron in enabling the world's fastest UHS-II SD cards in the market today."

"UHS-II technology raises the performance levels for professional photographers, videographers and enthusiasts," said Wes Brewer, Vice President of Micron Consumer Products Group. "The SM2704, with Micron's proprietary high-performance NAND flash and card reader combination, enables us to deliver the highest performance solutions at an affordable price in our new UHS-II Professional SDHC and SDXC cards."

Silicon Motion's SM2704 is a complete hardware/firmware solution that supports all types of NAND Flash, including 1x/1y/1z nm SLC and MLC NAND. This product is first available today in the Lexar PRO 2000x as well as the PRO 1000x SDHC/SDXC cards. The product is being showcased in the SD Association booth number C043, hall 2.1 at the Photokina show, September 16-21 in Cologne, Germany.

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