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  •  07/29/2019

USI Launches Enterprise PCIe NVMe Gen3 SSD Mass Production Test Solution

~New platform will reduce test time by 20% and increase production efficiency~

(2019-07-29, Shanghai) To address the rapid growth of the solid state drive (SSD) market, USI today announced the release of a test solution for the mass production of enterprise-level PCIe NVMe Gen 3 SSD. The complete test platform - from circuit design, software to test integration development, was fully developed in-house by the USI team. The test platform will further enhance USI’s full SSD turnkey solution that includes product design, test and manufacturing services.

In recent years, there has been a dramatic rise in the demand for data storage especially SSDs, in both consumer and enterprise applications. The increase in demand has in turn, boosted the need for SSD testing solutions in manufacturing.  The newly launched PCIe SSD functional test platform has been successfully developed on the back of USI's extensive experience, having served the SSD market, and provided design and manufacturing services to tier one customers for over a decade. The test solution has been validated for both sample production and mass production, and its stable performance has been well received by customers.

USI's enterprise-class PCIe NVMe Gen3 SSD testers utilize different types of adapter cards and brackets to support various SSD form factors such as U.2 and HHHL/FHHL. Customers can thus speed up their time-to-market with these testers that can be easily configured according to production demand. 

USI also offers its customers, customized SSD test modifications such as NVMe SSD test for dual-channel ports, power supply monitoring and parameter adjustment of IO tools, which help to reduce total test time. With the continuous improvement in PCIe technology, USI expects to introduce PCIe NVMe Gen4 SSD test solutions in 2020 that will align with customers' future demands.

"SSD manufacturing has been a part of USI's portfolio since 2000 and the company has been working on improving its quality, automated process deployment and test capabilities. Our efforts have resulted in securing confidence from tier one customers," said Daimon Lee, Associate Vice President of Data Network Storage Business Unit, USI.  "With the SSD technology trending towards higher density, larger capacity, varying designs and faster performance, test solutions have to be optimized to ensure flexibility and cost-effectiveness. USI is committed to research and develop highly efficient integrated services for product design, test and manufacturing to the SSD market.” 

About USI
USI (SSE: 601231), Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., provides design, miniaturization, material sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, and after services of electronic devices/modules for brand owners. USI is a member of ASE Technology Holding (TWSE: 3711, NYSE: ASX) and has many years of experience in the electronics manufacturing services industry and leverages the industry-leading technology of ASE Group, which enables USI to offer customer diversified products in the sectors of wireless communication, computer and storage, consumer, industrial, and automotive electronics worldwide. USI has sales service network in America, Europe, and Asia; and manufacturing sites in Mainland China, Taiwan, Mexico and Poland. For more information, please visit USI at www.usiglobal.com.
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