General Chair's Message

Flash Memory Summit 2023

Chuck Sobey Chuck Sobey
FMS General Chair

Thank you for another great FMS - You continue to make us the top independent event in the memory and storage industry!

2023 was a financially challenging year for the tech industry, but FMS attendance held strong at about 3000 professionals on-site, and nearly 100 exhibitors in our best exhibit hall ever. Enthusiastic attendees found enjoyable networking, educational, and business opportunities and insights at the 90+ technical sessions, receptions, and informal media/analyst get-togethers.

We continued to improve our most popular features:

As we added another year of flash innovations to our impressive timeline wall, we continued to expand our coverage beyond NAND flash to "all about memory and storage." We increased our DRAM sessions and started archiving sessions, including tape, hard disk drives, and DNA-based storage.

Popular topics included CXL, UCIe, automotive, data centers in space, CHIPS Act, and AI/ML. We also expanded our DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) initiative by combining it with our academic and early-career programs.

We are grateful to our sponsors, exhibitors, presenters, and organizers, and especially to those of you who joined us in Santa Clara for the 17th annual FMS.

The preparations for FMS2024 (August 6-8) are already underway. We'll make sure FMS remains the best networking opportunity in the industry - as we continue to bring you the Future of Memory and Storage!

Thank you,

Chuck





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