Global Standards for the Microelectronics Industry
JEDEC and MIPI(SM) Announce Plans to Collaborate on Universal Storage Solution Specification
Arlington, VA - December 15, 2008 - JEDEC Solid State Technology Association (JEDEC) and the Mobile
Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance today announced that they have entered into a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) to evaluate a cooperative working relationship. Under the agreement, JEDEC and MIPI will
consider the incorporation of MIPI's M-PHY specification as the physical layer of JEDEC's Universal Flash Storage
(UFS) specification, currently being developed within the JC-64 Committee on Flash Memory Modules.
Highly anticipated by the industry, JEDEC UFS will be a high-level interface that standardizes connectivity in
an extensive range of diverse, non-volatile memory solutions. Major consumer electronic and cell phone
manufacturers proposed the standard, and chip manufacturers are participating in its development. The new
specification will support multimedia intensive features more efficiently, with lower power consumption rates, in a
broad scope of applications, including mobile phones, portable digital devices, desktop computers and digital
"Selecting a differential serial interface for the JEDEC UFS specification has a number of benefits, including
enabling higher bandwidth and low voltage I/O signaling. MIPI's M-PHY specification currently in development is
especially targeted for low power applications, and JEDEC is pleased to have the opportunity to evaluate what we
believe is a high potential for incorporating MIPI's M-PHY specification into JEDEC UFS," said Mian Quddus,
Chairman of the JEDEC Board of Directors.
Added Joel Huloux, Chairman of the MIPI Board of Directors, "MIPI is very positive about the potential for
future collaboration with JEDEC on UFS. As we approach the second decade of the 21st century, it is clear that the
next generation flash memory specification from JEDEC will be critical to enable future advancements in consumer
electronics, PCs and Mobile Terminals, in addition to meeting consumer demand for lower power usage by
JEDEC is the leading developer of standards for the solid-state industry. Almost 3,300 participants, appointed by
some 295 companies work together in 50 JEDEC committees to meet the needs of every segment of the industry,
manufacturers and consumers alike. The publications and standards that they generate are accepted throughout
the world. All JEDEC standards are available online, at no charge. For more information, visit www.jedec.org.
About The MIPI Alliance
The Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance is an open membership organization that includes leading
companies in the mobile industry that share the objective of defining and promoting open specifications for
interfaces in mobile terminals. MIPI Specifications establish standards for hardware and software interfaces between the processors and peripherals typically found in mobile terminal systems. By defining such standards and
encouraging their adoption throughout the industry value chain, the MIPI Alliance intends to reduce fragmentation
and improve interoperability among system components, benefiting the entire mobile industry. For more information
about MIPI Alliance, visit www.mipi.org.
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