Phison Strengthens its Position in the Automotive Storage Market: Obtains ISO 26262 Automotive Functional Safety Certification | Business

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SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 8, 2022–

Phison Electronics Corp.. (TPEX: 8299), a leading provider of NAND controller integration services and NAND storage solutions, today announced that it has achieved Automotive Functional Safety Development Process Certification, ISO 26262enabling Phison to continue to build its presence in the automotive industry.

Phison receives ISO 26262 functional safety certification for the automotive industry. www.phison.com/automotive. Image by Phison.

The automotive storage market has always been a major growth engine for NAND storage manufacturers. According to recently released market research data, the current annual global auto sales volume is around 70-90 million units, with recent fluctuations related to the pandemic and a shortage of auto chips. Although many NAND storage devices are currently used in vehicles, they are still mainly used in small capacity applications, including car navigation, driving recorders, digital electronic dashboards, electronic center consoles and audio visual equipment. However, this trend will change with the development of driver assistance systems and autonomous cars.

According to data from the world’s largest automotive and car memory manufacturers, the NAND storage capacity required by each car is expected to grow from less than 1TB currently to potentially 4TB within the next 10 years; in other words, the automotive storage market will be a major growth opportunity for the NAND storage industry. Over the past 10 years, Phison has increased its market share in the automotive storage segment. Currently, Phison is the world’s largest supplier of automotive eMMC controller chips, which are widely used in in-car infotainment and cockpit displays, ADAS systems, etc.

In order to maintain its leading position and capitalize on the growth of the automotive storage market, Phison continues to actively invest in the research and development of automotive storage controllers. At present, it has a full set of automotive storage solutions, including eMMC, BGA SSD, UFSand SD/microSD products, cementing Phison’s position as the world’s most comprehensive automotive storage solution provider.

In terms of industry certifications and quality control, Phison’s solutions have passed AEC-Q100 certification, firmware design has been introduced into the Automotive SPICE process, and Phison’s contract manufacturer has passed IATF16949 certification. With the addition of recently awarded ISO 26262 certification, the company has further strengthened its automotive security design process, enabling Phison to design and build the most complete and reliable automotive storage solutions in the world. For more information on Phison automotive products, visit: https://www.phison.com/en/automotive.

Kuo Yao Wen, Vice President of SGS Group Taiwan, who guided Phison to pass the ISO 26262 standard, said, “As the automotive market delves deeper into autonomous vehicle technology and computer-driven applications, the functional safety and a stricter development and quality assurance process throughout the supply chain are critical. Functional safety certification is an important validation point and milestone in the journey of building automotive storage solutions that lead to safer vehicles. SGS Taiwan is proud to work with Phison as they seek to increase customer value, improve safety and reliability standards, and expand the international automotive electronics market.

KS Pua, CEO of Phison Electronics, explained that due to automotive market sensitivities, requirements and regulations, including lengthy customer verification processes (1-2+ years), long-term supply contracts term (10+ years) and extremely high product stability standards (target DPPM 0, no failure during product use), Phison’s process begins at the design level to ensure that storage solutions The company’s automotive meet the needs of global automotive customers. Phison has also integrated a set of safety mechanisms into its automotive products designed to detect impending failures and warn vehicle owners in advance, thereby ensuring the safety of its products.

KS Pua also pointed out that building the world’s most reliable and comprehensive automotive storage solutions has always been Phison’s long-term goal. With Phison’s strong R&D and customization capabilities, Phison is committed to meeting the needs of global automotive storage customers and jointly welcoming the era of autonomous and electric vehicles.

  • Over 20 years of experience in NAND IC controller design and module integration
  • More than 3,000 employees worldwide, of which more than 70% are engineers
  • Nearly 2,000 memory-related patents worldwide
  • Targeting long-term revenue of NT$100 billion through 5+5 growth strategy
  • Exceeds 20% of global SSD controller market share
  • $2.23 billion in revenue in 2021.
  • A unique business model that can generate consistently strong cash flow and earnings over long-term NAND memory market cycles.
  • Committed to maintaining long-term partnerships with our global NAND flash supply sources and with our downstream module customers

Phison Electronics Corp. (TPEX: 8299) is a global leader in NAND Flash controller ICs and storage solutions. Phison provides a variety of services ranging from controller design, system integration, IP licensing and complete turnkey solutions, covering applications on SSD (PCIe/SATA/PATA), eMMC, UFS, SD and USB, reaching consumer, industrial and enterprise markets. As an active member of industry associations, Phison is a board member of SDA, ONFI, UFSA and contributor for JEDEC, PCI-SIG, MIPI, NVMe and IEEE-SA.

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