Most Innovative Flash Memory Customer Implementation - addressing real-world solutions that demonstrate compelling customer value with market-differentiating benefits such as enhanced ROI, quality of service, business continuity, security, data protection and/or virtualization.
Award Winners: Excelero and Mellanox
Most Innovative Flash Memory Consumer Application - addressing solutions for devices such as smartphones, music/video players, digital cameras, gaming systems, navigational systems, tablets, mobile computing solutions and/or other consumer hardware and software solutions.
Award Winner: DriveSavers
Award Winner: Western Digital
Most Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Business Application - addressing a wide range of enterprise market segments, vertical market sectors and customer environments demanding high performance and scale such as AI, machine learning, in-memory databases and other big data applications.
Award Winners: Newisys and Intel
Award Winner: NGD Systems
Most Innovative Flash Memory Technology - addressing innovations that will change the way flash memory is used in products and raise the bar to new levels of performance, availability, endurance, scalability and/or energy efficiencies.
Award Winner (SSD): Seagate
Award Winner (Network Interconnect): Microsemi
Award Winners (Storage Network): Toshiba and Marvell
Award Winner (All Flash Arrays): IBM
Award Winner (Controller and SSD): Fadu
Award Winners (Industry Standards): SNIA and EXTEN
Award Winner (Industry Standards): SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative
Most Innovative Flash Memory Start-up Company - (New Award in 2018) recognizes the most creative and ambitious startup companies and applauds their entrepreneurial journey to becoming a market disruptor and champion of the storage industry.
Award Winner: (NAND Flash): Yangtze Memory Technologies Co., Ltd.
Award Winner: (Computational Storage): ScaleFlux
“These industry-recognized awards went through a rigorous review process, and the winners represent true innovation as leaders in the flash marketplace,” said Jay Kramer, Awards Program Chairperson. “The number and quality of the award nominations, ranging from start-ups to established players as well as collaborations with technology partners, demonstrates the continued strength and growth of this industry. Customers are the beneficiaries of these product innovations, which show the compelling value of flash solutions in the marketplace. Congratulations to this year’s FMS Best of Show award winners.”