LSI announced new SandForce client flash storage processors that promise lower power consumption and improved performance.
Compared to the previous product generation, the new controllers, which continue to be manufactured in 65 nm, include a firmware upgrade that enables a much more detailed power control and address more devices that can be active or shut down. According to LSI, the overall effect is a notably improved power consumption and deliver up to one more hour of battery life in a notebook.
At the same time, the company also promises faster boot and wake times, support for "virtually" all MLC flash products and support for SATA 6 Gb/s. There was no information on availability.