Apparently a lot of electronics companies, including Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Micron Technology, Spansion, MTMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments are planning to introduce yet another memory card due to release 2009. This time they call it “a common flash memory card format” (UFS – Universal Flash Storage) – which is kind of amusing in my view. Aren’t all memory cards “common” in one sense?
“The UFS specification is expected to accommodate greater efficiency in the design of memory cards for card manufacturers and end-product designers. The standardized interface will also reduce the system design burden for embedded applications.
The next-generation flash memory specification is expected to be completed in the first half of 2009, with a draft specification available in the first half of 2008.”
Anyway, decreasing the vast amount of various different formats could be good for end-users. Perhaps. We’ll see…