Business Wire

Kioxia Earns Imperial Invention Prize From the 2020 National Commendation for Invention

Share

Kioxia Corporation, a world leader in memory solutions, announced today it was awarded the 2020 Imperial Invention Prize from the National Commendation for Invention for the company’s Invention of high Density 3D Flash Memory Device and Manufacturing Method Thereof (patent no. 5016832), which greatly increases memory capacity and decreases manufacturing costs.

The prize was organized by the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation and demonstrates the importance of flash memory for data storage in applications ranging from smart phones to data centers. The National Commendation for Invention awards recognize outstanding inventions, ideas or designs that have achieved or are expected to achieve substantial results due to their excellence. The Imperial Invention Prize is the program’s highest-ranking award.

Awardees (Kioxia employee unless otherwise indicated)

Imperial Invention Prize:

  • Masaru Kito, Group Manager, Advanced Memory Development Center
  • Hideaki Aochi, Senior Expert, Institute of Memory Technology Research and Development
  • Ryota Katsumata, Assistant to General Manager, Advanced Memory Development Center
  • Masaru Kido, Chief Specialist, Memory Development Strategy Division
  • Hiroyasu Tanaka, Chief Specialist, Advanced Memory Development Center
  • Akihiro Nitayama (former Toshiba Corporation)

Implementation Achievement Award:
Nobuo Hayasaka, President and CEO

Kioxia’s three-dimensional flash memory technology has also been recognized with the 2019 Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Minister’s Prize in Local Commendation for Invention of Chubu, and received the 2021 IEEE Andrew S. Grove Award for pioneering and sustained contributions to high-density, three-dimensional flash memory.

Conventional two-dimensional flash memory technology arranges cells in a two-dimensional structure where the memory cell, the minimum unit for storing data, is placed in a planar direction. Miniaturizing memory cells increases the memory capacity per unit area, which enables greater capacity as well as lower production costs. However, miniaturization is approaching its physical limits.

Kioxia’s award-winning three-dimensional flash memory technology is a breakthrough approach that greatly simplified the fabrication process for stacking memory cells vertically to realize high-density 3D flash memory. Whereas conventional stacking required repeated deposition and patterning processes for memory cell array fabrication, this technology first stacks the materials for the memory cells and then makes each cell simultaneously using a one-time patterning process, thereby significantly reducing the processing steps.

High-capacity, high-performance three-dimensional flash memory is now the market’s leading technology. After commercializing 48-layer BiCS FLASH™, three-dimensional flash memory in 2015, Kioxia has gone on to mass-produce 64-layer and 96-layer extra-high-density versions.

About Kioxia Group

Kioxia is a world leader in memory solutions, dedicated to the development, production and sale of flash memory and solid state drives (SSDs). In April 2017, its predecessor Toshiba Memory was spun off from Toshiba Corporation, the company that invented NAND flash memory in 1987. The company pioneers cutting-edge memory solutions and services that enrich people's lives and expand society's horizons. Kioxia's innovative 3D flash memory technology, BiCS FLASH™, is shaping the future of storage in high-density applications, including advanced smartphones, PCs, SSDs, automotive and data centers.

Contact information

For More Information
Public Relations
Kota Yamaji (kioxia-hd-pr@kioxia.com)
Kioxia Holdings Corporation

About Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Five Highlights at the 26 th Yiwu Fair to Attract 50,000 Global Merchants22.10.2020 16:25:00 CESTPress release

The 26th China Yiwu International Commodities (Standards) Fair ("Yiwu Fair") was opened on October 21 at Yiwu International Expo Center. The event, which will last till October 25, is expected to attract over 50,000 businessmen worldwide with these five highlights that can’t be missed. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201022005798/en/ Highlight 1: Encouraging online and offline trade Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, exporters are facing great challenges this year. Therefore, Yiwu Fair 2020 invited more foreign business organizations and their representative offices in China. Around 10 delegations with 1,600 foreign businessmen in China are expected to attend. And online trade matchmaking meetings targeting Malaysia, the United Kingdom, Chile, etc. will allow exhibitors to connect with oversea traders online while meeting on-site foreign traders. Meanwhile, matchmaking meetings will also be held to help exhibitors

Hilton Effect Foundation Reveals 2020 Grants and Achieves $1 Million in Global COVID-19 Community Response Efforts22.10.2020 16:00:00 CESTPress release

The Hilton Effect Foundation announced today its 2020 Hilton Effect grantees, which include community-based organizations playing a direct role in COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts. Through these grants and donations already made by the Foundation, which serves as Hilton’s primary philanthropic arm, the Foundation has now awarded more than $1 million dollars in COVID-19 community response efforts. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201022005724/en/ Hilton Effect Foundation reveals 2020 grants and achieves $1 million in global COVID-19 community response efforts. (Graphic: Hilton Effect Foundation) “A core part of the Hilton Effect Foundation’s work is to support our communities around the world through both good times and bad,” said Kate Mikesell, president, Hilton Effect Foundation. “From the very start of the pandemic, we have been listening to community leaders about the direct and indirect challenges they ar

Smiths Detection Inc. receives a $90.8M IDIQ contract to manufacture Joint Chemical Agent Detector Adapter for US Department of Defense22.10.2020 16:00:00 CESTPress release

Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI), a global leader in threat detection and security screening technologies, announced it will initiate manufacturing of the Solid Liquid Adapter (SLA) following an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) award, worth potentially $90.8M over a maximum nine (9) year ordering period, with the US Department of Defense (DoD). The SLA adds new and expanded detection and identification capabilities to Joint Chemical Agent Detectors (JCAD), one of the DoD’s largest chemical detection programs in history. JCAD fitted with an SLA (JCAD SLA) gives the SLA operator the ability to both test for illicit drugs, including opioids such as fentanyl, and detect explosive compounds – without compromising the conventional chemical warfare agent detection capability of the JCAD. Speaking about the newly developed technology, Smiths Detection Inc. President, Shan Hood, said, “The SLA leverages existing technology, extending both capabilities and the life-cycle of widely deplo

Andersen Global Adds Chancery Chambers to Caribbean Platform22.10.2020 15:30:00 CESTPress release

Continuing to add breadth to the organization’s coverage in the eastern Caribbean region, Andersen Global enters into a Collaboration Agreement with legal firm Chancery Chambers in Barbados. Founded by Partner Sir Trevor Carmichael, Chancery Chambers is ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners and has substantial public and private sector experience at the national and international level. The firm’s full-service capabilities include national and international arbitration, corporate and commercial, employment law, banking and finance, aviation law, environmental law, intellectual property, insurance, M&A and real estate, specializing in tax advisory, corporate advisory and litigation. “We remain dedicated to being a benchmark organization for quality and best-in-class client solutions, and we believe the best way to accomplish this is by investing in our people and in our firm,” Sir Trevor said. “We are focused on the future and laying the groundwork for the next generation. Our collabor

Moody’s Retires Green Bond Assessment Product in Light of Market-Leading Second - Party Opinion Service Available from its Affiliate Vigeo Eiris22.10.2020 15:18:00 CESTPress release

Moody’s announced today that it has retired its Green Bond Assessment (GBA) product in light of the market-leading Second-Party Opinion (SPO) Service for sustainable bonds provided by its affiliate Vigeo Eiris (VE). This move follows the recently announced formation of the Moody’s ESG Solutions Group and last year’s expansion of Moody’s ESG capabilities with investments in VE, a global pioneer in ESG assessments, data, tools and sustainable finance; and Four Twenty Seven, a leader in climate risk analysis. VE offers a range of leading sustainable finance solutions, including a recently-enhanced SPO service for green, social, sustainability, and transition bonds as well as issuer sustainability ratings that provide an in-depth and forward-looking evaluation on a company’s sustainability credentials. In view of VE’s market-leading SPO product, Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) has retired the GBA product and has withdrawn all outstanding GBAs today. “The sustainable bond market has been on

IAVI, Merck, and Serum Institute of India Join Forces to Develop Monoclonal Antibodies for COVID-19 and Ensure Prompt and Equitable Global Access22.10.2020 15:00:00 CESTPress release

Today, IAVI, a nonprofit scientific research organization dedicated to addressing urgent, unmet global health challenges, and Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of vaccines and biologics, announced an agreement with Merck, a leading science and technology company, to develop SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) co-invented by IAVI and Scripps Research as innovative interventions to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The agreement builds on the advanced antibody discovery and optimization expertise of IAVI and Scripps Research, gained from years of experience in HIV broadly neutralizing antibody research and development, and on Merck’s and Serum Institute’s significant capabilities in design and scale up of accelerated manufacturing processes for mAb production. The global development plan is being led by the three organizations in partnership. The two companies have broad networks across complementary geographic areas that will be crucial to reach gi