A European Research
& Development Project

Within the European Penta project, XSR-FMC, a new flash memory controller platform will be developed that will improve flash memory storage systems’ security, safety and reliability. Furthermore, these controllers will significantly reduce energy consumption, contributing to greater sustainability.

The XSR-FMC consortium includes design and manufacturing specialists in flash controllers, semiconductor design and security to address these complex requirements. The initial design will offer high reliability for an extended temperature range, long life–time, ultra-low power consumption, certifiable security (EAL3+), error correction and robustness to sudden power failures. This European collaboration will expand Europe’s commercial position in technology required for new generation of flash memories and strengthen its capabilities in secure data infrastructure and storage.

Penta Purpose

Penta is a EUREKA cluster whose purpose is to catalyze research, development and innovation in areas of micro and nanoelectronics enabled systems and applications – where there is shared national and industrial interest.

Penta Agenda

Based on the Electronic Components & Systems (ECS) Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) key areas, the Penta program contributes to the development of electronic solutions with the opportunity for rapid competitive exploitation.

Penta Mission

The Penta project team is supporting several different SMEs, large corporations, research organizations and universities by facilitating access to funding, fostering collaborative work and creating consortia.

  • Within the Penta framework, cooperation between European companies is nurtured and their network expands through the design of disruptive technology.
  • Research outcomes and developements compared to Stare-of-the-Art must benefit a larger community. Standardization efforts are encouraged.
  • Funding, increased visibility, SofA project are the foundation to scale-up the business opportunities for SME and strengthen the European supply-chain.
  • With the increased footprint of IoT in key domains like automotive, Europe wants to position itself as a competence center for safety, security, and reliability.