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Micron Technology is a global leader in advanced semiconductor memory systems. Micron's broad portfolio of high-performance technologies—including DRAM, NAND and NOR Flash—is the basis for solid state drives, modules, multichip packages and other system solutions.

Backed by more than 35 years of technology leadership, Micron's memory solutions portfolio enables the world's most innovative computing, consumer, enterprise storage, networking, mobile, embedded and automotive applications. Micron's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the MU symbol.

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Micron promotes surveillance-grade edge storage with global video surveillance solution providers

Micron has announced general availability of the 128GB and 256GB density of edge storage microSD card solutions and collaboration with several leading video surveillance solution providers to promote surveillance-grade edge storage. Built on Micron’s industry-leading 64-layer 3D TLC NAND technology, the newly released solutions enable greater capacity in a smaller space, delivering up to 30 days of surveillance video storage in the camera itself. Over 98 percent of all microSD cards sold globally in 2017 were used in consumer applications, according to IHS Markit Industrial microSD cards Over 98 percent of all microSD cards sold globally in 2017 were used in consumer applications, according to IHS Markit. These consumer-grade memory cards are not designed and validated for commercial use in video surveillance applications. Micron’s industrial microSD cards are designed specifically for professional video surveillance use cases and include a three-year warranty for 24x7 continuous video recording usage. The Micron microSD card design and firmware is optimised to ensure a reliable, robust and low-maintenance system design that delivers 24x7 continuous recording capability with minimum video frame drops. Due to a lack of surveillance-grade solutions, organisations have relied on the use of retail microSD cards that are not optimised for 24x7 recording" “Due to a lack of surveillance-grade solutions, organisations have relied on the use of retail microSD cards that are not optimised for 24x7 recording. As a result, these cards may fail earlier and also experience video frame drops as high as 30 percent,” said Amit Gattani, Sr. director of embedded segment marketing at Micron. “With a strong industry trend toward more analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) in surveillance cameras, there is a growing demand for higher reliability and higher density storage in the cameras. Micron is addressing this need with industry-leading density of 256GB in a surveillance-grade microSD card.” Edge Storage: Industrial-Quality Storage Designed for Professional Video Surveillance Applications Micron’s industrial microSD cards are specifically designed for IP video surveillance workloads and feature: Storage densities of 256GB, 128GB, 64GB, and 32GB, which enable more video to be stored at the edge, giving system designers increased flexibility Over three years of high-quality, continuous, 24x7 video recording3 in a wide range of temperatures and environments Technology for the cards to self-monitor and provide information on card usage and expected useful life remaining for each card Special firmware designed for continuous video recording, which minimises frame drops and video loss A two million hours mean-time-to-failure (MTTF) or 0.44 percent annualised failure rate (AFR), which is equal or better than most surveillance Hard Disk Drive4   High demand for video surveillance cameras According to IHS Markit5, demand for professional video surveillance cameras continues to grow rapidly According to IHS Markit5, demand for professional video surveillance cameras continues to grow rapidly. It forecasts that over 130 million professional video surveillance cameras will be shipped in 2018, up from about 100 million in 2016. Following Micron’s release of increased capacities for their surveillance grade offerings, many leading professional video surveillance providers have adopted and deploying the solutions across their products with great success.  “We are pleased that Micron is addressing the surveillance market with high reliability and high-performance edge storage products,” said Zhiming Li, product director at Dahua Technology. “Micron’s new 256GB industrial microSD card now enables use of edge storage as the primary storage in many SMB solutions and secondary storage in Enterprise solutions, enabling system integrators to optimise solution design, increase deployment flexibility and lower total cost of ownership.”   Surveillance cameras are now deployed everywhere in highly distributed environments like smart cities and smart infrastructure" Edge storage of video and analytics data “Surveillance cameras are now deployed everywhere in highly distributed environments like smart cities and smart infrastructure. Edge storage of video and analytics related data in the surveillance camera gives unique flexibility to system integrators in optimising the systems for performance and cost,” said Yul Pi, product collaboration director at Infinova. “Micron’s new ultrahigh density microSD cards bring the reliability and performance required for surveillance systems.” “The IP surveillance market continues to grow rapidly across all verticals and has created a rising demand for high-performance and reliable video storage. Recognising this increasing need, VIVOTEK has deployed Micron’s new ultra-high-density microSD cards in our products to provide effective edge storage-based solutions for both SMB and Enterprise use case that enhance design flexibility and optimise system resources and total cost of ownership,” said Shengfu Cheng, director of marketing and product development division at VIVOTEK INC. “It’s important to adopt high-quality, surveillance-specific microSD cards, and we are pleased that Micron is leveraging its 3D flash memory leadership to deliver an optimised solution for this industry.” Small to medium businesses will drive significant growth in the coming years in the video surveillance-as-a-service market” Ultra-high-density edge storage solutions “Small to medium businesses will drive significant growth in the coming years in the video surveillance-as-a-service market,” said Jon Cropley, senior principal analyst for video surveillance at IHS Markit, a global business information provider. “Currently, these organisations typically rely on backend recording solutions for data storage. However, an increasing number of systems are available that do not require local network video recorders. The emergence of high-density edge storage has played a major role in this.” Micron understands launching ultra-high-density edge storage solutions based on 3D flash memory technology will change the way video is captured and stored" “Micron understands surveillance application cases and launching ultra-high-density edge storage solutions based on 3D flash memory technology will change the way video is captured and stored in future surveillance deployments,” said David Huang, president of GeoVision, US division. “We view our collaboration with Micron as a way to leverage edge storage to improve flexibility in solution designs and deployments while effectively bringing down the total cost of ownership for our customers.” Pricing and availability The 128GB ($59 MSRP) and 256GB ($119 MSRP) versions of the Micron Industrial MicroSD Cards are available now for ordering through Micron global distribution channels. Micron is also showcasing the new 256GB Edge Storage solution at Security Industry Association's (SIA) New Product Showcase at ISC-West trade event in Las Vegas on April 10th, 2018.

Micron accelerates edge storage for video surveillance and announces new collaborations to increase adoption

Micron Technology, Inc. has announced a full portfolio of edge storage solutions for video surveillance that will enable new deployment models and reduce total cost of ownership for both commercial and enterprise use cases. The new industrial-grade microSD products will be available in 2018 and will leverage Micron's 3D NAND technology, providing up to 256GB of ultra-high-density storage. Freedom in video surveillance design Micron's new solutions give system designers unprecedented freedom in the design of large distributed video surveillance systems. This architectural approach enables large amounts of video to be stored at the network edge, with a unique level of reliability for 24x7 video recording. In addition, Micron has also announced collaborations with the Shenzhen Security and Protection Industry Association (SSPIA) and China channel partner, Jinyu Global, to speed deployment of the new Micron-based solutions regionally. "The video surveillance industry is unique as its customers demand consistent recording performance over years of use," said Jeff Bader, Vice President of the Embedded Business Unit at Micron. "Edge storage improves the economics of this high-growth market and delivers value for camera OEMs, system integrators and end customers by improving video quality and increasing network reliability. Our collaborations with Jinyu and with the industry association in Shenzhen will help ensure that Micron is aligned with industry standards while expanding its storage offerings and presence in China and beyond." Micron has announced collaborations with theSSPIA and China channel partner Jinyu Global Edge video of the future Edge video — defined by the ability to store data or video content within a camera versus in a centralised recording facility across the network — is the future of IP video surveillance applications. By leveraging Micron's highly reliable local microSD card storage, system integrators can optimise designs that factor in IP network load and capacity availability, recording redundancy and mobile access. Additionally, IHS Markit, a global business information provider, forecasts that the global market for video surveillance equipment will be worth $19.7 billion in 2020*. Higher densities of highly-reliable storage Most microSD cards are designed for consumer applications, such as digital cameras and car dash cams, and are not suitable for continuous, 24x7 recording over years in harsher environments. In contrast, the new Micron industrial microSD cards are designed specifically to meet the demands of surveillance edge storage use cases and feature: Storage densities of 32GB, 64GB, and forthcoming ultra-high-densities of 128GB and 256GB, which enable more video to be stored at the edge, giving system designers increased flexibility Over three years of high-quality, continuous, 24x7 video recording in a wide range of temperatures and environments Technology for the cards to self-monitor and provide information on card usage and expected useful life remaining for each card Special firmware designed for continuous video recording, which minimises frame drops and video loss The ultra-high-density products are possible because of leading-edge process technology — in this case, 64-tier 3D NAND technology produced at Micron's Singapore labs. This technical leadership is enabling Micron to introduce innovative storage solutions for new markets, such as industrial video surveillance. Ecosystem enablement for partner innovation Accelerating industry momentum for the system solutions, Jinyu Global has seen early customer success. Additionally, Micron is entering into a strategic collaboration with SSPIA as a technology advisor and will work jointly with the association to provide cutting-edge solutions to China's surveillance industry. "This edge storage solution will change the way video is captured and stored in future surveillance deployments" "We are excited to add Micron edge technology to our portfolio of surveillance storage solutions," said Charles Zhang, vice president for Jinyu. "This technology will help educate system designers and solution providers to understand the value of integrating edge storage into future projects to increase reliability and lower TCO." "Micron truly understands surveillance use cases, and launching edge storage solutions on advanced flash memory technology will change the way video is captured and stored in future surveillance deployments," said Michael Yang, Vice President for SSPIA. "We view our strategic technical collaboration with Micron as a way to educate and promote edge storage, and to better meet China's future needs in video surveillance." Availability "Customers across Europe are increasingly asking for edge storage to meet the demanding requirements of 24x7 recording," said Michaël Uyttersprot, Technical Marketing Manager, EMEA Embedded Vision at Avnet Silica. "They are also asking for higher densities that will enable longer timespans of video surveillance footage to be retained in cameras at the edge. We look forward to discussing how Micron's 3D NAND addresses these needs at the upcoming SecTech show in Sweden." The 32GB and 64GB versions of the Micron industrial microSD cards are available now. The 128GB and 256GB versions are scheduled to begin general sampling in early 2018 and volume shipments by the second quarter of 2018.

Micron releases portfolio of edge storage solutions for video surveillance, and announces new collaborations

Micron Technology, Inc. has announced a full portfolio of edge storage solutions for video surveillance that will enable new deployment models and reduce total cost of ownership for both commercial and enterprise use cases. The new industrial-grade microSD products will be available in 2018 and will leverage Micron's 3D NAND technology, providing up to 256GB of ultra-high-density storage. Video stored at network edge Micron's new solutions give system designers unprecedented freedom in the design of large distributed video surveillance systems. This architectural approach enables large amounts of video to be stored at the network edge, with a unique level of reliability for 24x7 video recording. In addition, Micron today announced collaborations with the Shenzhen Security and Protection Industry Association (SSPIA) and China channel partner, Jinyu Global, to speed deployment of the new Micron-based solutions regionally. "The video surveillance industry is unique as its customers demand consistent recording performance over years of use," said Jeff Bader, Vice President of the Embedded Business Unit at Micron. "Edge storage improves the economics of this high-growth market and delivers value for camera OEMs, system integrators and end customers by improving video quality and increasing network reliability. Our collaborations with Jinyu and with the industry association in Shenzhen will help ensure that Micron is aligned with industry standards while expanding its storage offerings and presence in China and beyond." IHS Markit forecasts thatthe global market for video surveillance equipment will be worth $19.7 billion in 2020 Edge video of the future Edge video — defined by the ability to store data or video content within a camera versus in a centralised recording facility across the network — is the future of IP video surveillance applications. By leveraging Micron's highly reliable local microSD card storage, system integrators can optimise designs that factor in IP network load and capacity availability, recording redundancy and mobile access. Additionally, IHS Markit, a global business information provider, forecasts that the global market for video surveillance equipment will be worth $19.7 billion in 2020*. Higher densities of storage Most microSD cards are designed for consumer applications, such as digital cameras and car dash cams, and are not suitable for continuous, 24x7 recording over years in harsher environments. In contrast, the new Micron industrial microSD cards are designed specifically to meet the demands of surveillance edge storage use cases and feature: Storage densities of 32GB, 64GB, and forthcoming ultra-high-densities of 128GB and 256GB, which enable more video to be stored at the edge, giving system designers increased flexibility Over three years of high-quality, continuous, 24x7 video recording in a wide range of temperatures and environments Technology for the cards to self-monitor and provide information on card usage and expected useful life remaining for each card Special firmware designed for continuous video recording, which minimises frame drops and video loss The ultra-high-density products are possible because of leading-edge process technology — in this case, 64-tier 3D NAND technology produced at Micron's Singapore fabs. This technical leadership is enabling Micron to introduce innovative storage solutions for new markets, such as industrial video surveillance. Ecosystem enablement for partner innovation Accelerating industry momentum for the system solutions, Jinyu Global has seen early customer success. Additionally, Micron is entering into a strategic collaboration with SSPIA as a technology advisor and will work jointly with the association to provide cutting-edge solutions to China's surveillance industry. "Launching edge storage solutions on advanced flash memory technology will change the way video is captured and stored" "We are excited to add Micron edge technology to our portfolio of surveillance storage solutions," said Charles Zhang, Vice President for Jinyu. "This technology will help educate system designers and solution providers to understand the value of integrating edge storage into future projects to increase reliability and lower TCO." Meeting China’s future needs "Micron truly understands surveillance use cases, and launching edge storage solutions on advanced flash memory technology will change the way video is captured and stored in future surveillance deployments," said Michael Yang, vice president for SSPIA. "We view our strategic technical collaboration with Micron as a way to educate and promote edge storage, and to better meet China's future needs in video surveillance." "Customers across Europe are increasingly asking for edge storage to meet the demanding requirements of 24x7 recording," said Michaël Uyttersprot, Technical Marketing Manager, EMEA Embedded Vision at Avnet Silica. "They are also asking for higher densities that will enable longer timespans of video surveillance footage to be retained in cameras at the edge. We look forward to discussing how Micron's 3D NAND addresses these needs at the upcoming SecTech show in Sweden." Availability The 32GB and 64GB versions of the Micron industrial microSD cards are available now. The 128GB and 256GB versions are scheduled to begin general sampling in early 2018 and volume shipments by the second quarter of 2018. Repon, a manufacturer of ball-bearing slides used in data centre racks and furniture, has deployed Micron edge video storage systems at its facility in southern Taiwan with systems integrator Apogear. Micron will also discuss its video surveillance technologies at the upcoming SecTech Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, November 21-22 at Booth 01:74.