Universal Flash Storage or UFS is an attempt by the industry to drive up memory capacity and specs for consumer electronic devices such as mobile phones and digital cameras. Access speeds are expected to be around twenty times todays speeds.
UFS is still a work in progress by the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association and a final standard is expected to be available by 2009.
Major consumer electronics companis which are backing the development of the standard include:
- Samsung Electronics
- Micron Technology
- Sony Ericsson
- Texas Instruments
Expect to see cameras and phones with vastly greater capacity and speeds than we take for granted now when the new standard is hopefully announced in eighteen months time.