Kingston Partners with NXP Semiconductors On i.MX 8M Plus Processors

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  • Kingston’s discrete memory and storage solutions were also embedded on NXP’s previous-generation i.MX 6 and i.MX 7 series processor boards
  • Kingston started its embedded memory business in 2010 to address the then-growing trend toward smartphones, tablets and early-IoT solutions

Kingston Technology has announced it is partnering with NXP Semiconductors on their new i.MX 8M Plus applications processors. Smart device makers requesting NXP’s engineering verification kits featuring the i.MX 8M Plus chipset will see Kingston’s eMMC onboard. It said that this creates a good opportunity to expand the relationship with NXP and also further showcase Kingston embedded memory solutions to other IoT manufacturers. Kingston’s discrete memory and storage solutions were also embedded on NXP’s previous-generation i.MX 6 and i.MX 7 series processor boards.

Industrial applications including automobile fleet tracking and devices enabling 5G telecommunications

Kingston said, “We are honored to extend our partnership with NXP, one of the top semiconductor companies in the world, on their latest i.MX 8M Plus evaluation kit. Kingston products power machines and devices everywhere from data centers to corporate and client PCs, as well as many embedded products. We have been in the memory business for over 33 years and working with NXP is a great way to enhance our embedded solutions business.”

Kingston started its embedded memory business in 2010 to address the then-growing trend toward smartphones, tablets and early-IoT solutions. Kingston’s memory solutions can be found in industrial applications including automobile fleet tracking and devices enabling 5G telecommunications as well as many home consumer products including Bluetooth speakers, robotic vacuums and wearables.

NXP Semiconductors said, “Our latest i.MX 8M Plus processor focuses on machine learning, vision, multimedia as well as industrial IoT devices. As with prior NXP applications processors, it is great to work with Kingston and include their embedded memory solutions with our evaluation kits that are sent to developers and manufacturers. Our relationship runs deep on both engineering and marketing levels.”

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