Storage device maker Longsys looks to strengthen ties with Taiwan chip firms
Shenzhen Longsys Electronics is looking to strengthen its ties with Taiwan-based semiconductor players while staying focused on high-margin industrial storage products and solutions for handheld devices, according to the storage device company.
Longsys earlier in 2015 made an equity investment in packaging and testing company Orient Semiconductor Electronics (OSE). Longsys is also partnering with NAND flash device controller supplier Silicon Motion Technology and IC backend house Dawning Leading Technology, and is looking for more partnerships in Taiwan, the China-based firm said.
Longsys disclosed that it sources NAND flash memory chips from Samsung Electronics and controller ICs from Silicon Motion. Longsys specializes in NAND flash storage products, such as USB drives, flash memory cards, SSDs and embedded storage solutions.
Longsys with its SSD and eMMC products have cut into the supply chains of smartphone companies including Sony, LG Electronics, Lenovo and Xiaomi, the storage solution provider indicated.
As for the high-capacity eMCP field, Longsys currently has no plans to step into the segment, the company said. Tapping the market for smartphone-use eMCP devices would require a steady supply of DRAM chips, Longsys observed.
Moving forward, Longsys is looking to enhance its offerings for the industrial, car electronics and IoT sectors, the company noted.
Longsys indicated it has a team of almost 100 firmware engineers. R&D staff account for 50% of its total workforce estimated at 400-500 employees.