Tuxera delivers Fusion File Share SMB to innovative WiFi router manufacturer Keenetic Limited

The collaboration ensures secure data transfer for state-of-the-art mesh networking globally.

ESPOO, Finland, and NORTH POINT, Hong Kong, September 24, 2020 – Tuxera, a world-leader in quality-assured storage management software, announced that Keenetic Limited, designer and developer of a range of Wi-Fi mesh routers, has adopted the SMB solution Fusion File Share by Tuxera into its line of cutting-edge networking devices. According to the OECD, internet traffic has increased as much as 60% in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic. This unprecedented surge means enterprises need scalability and secure connectivity to meet network demands, both now and into the future. The collaboration between Keenetic Limited and Tuxera allows small enterprises globally to keep up with this need – ensuring secure, fast, and convenient network file sharing.

“Working with Tuxera has been a highly fruitful process,” says Kevin Cheng, Director at Keenetic Limited. “Tuxera’s software is well-engineered, and the support we get from them is phenomenal – they really care about our success. The advanced devices Keenetic designs and produces turn out to be a natural fit with Tuxera’s software. With Fusion File Share, our cutting-edge mesh routers are more effectively able to offer high performance, scalable, and secure network technology to organizations. We look forward to collaborating with Tuxera again in the future.”

“We are happy to support Keenetic in developing their line of high-tech devices,” says Heinrich von Keler, Director of Enterprise Solutions at Tuxera. “Organizations of all sizes require network solutions that provide more than just speed. Our SMB solution, with features such as high performance, strong encryption, and support for multiple authentication providers, allows these needs to be met safely, while also helping the environment with efficient power consumption. We are excited to aid Keenetic in bringing innovations in WiFi technology to more businesses around the globe.”

Powerful SMB architecture supporting the routers of tomorrow

Tuxera has developed Fusion File Share by Tuxera for device manufacturers and enterprises in need of a high-performance, high-availability and secure SMB server implementation. Fusion File Share is engineered to enable secure sharing to many devices at the same time – while achieving the maximum I/O throughput from the hardware.

A shared emphasis on cutting-edge design, with optimal scalability, security, and performance, makes the collaboration between Tuxera and Keenetic Limited a natural success.

Keenetic Limited designs and develops high quality mesh router devices for home and business use, combining powerful hardware with up-to-the-minute software, updated every two weeks.  This empowers a spectrum of small businesses with robust yet high-performance network storage. The modular architecture of a Keenetic device solution allows it to scale with end-user needs. Installing additional Keenetic devices enables migration from a single node to a centrally-managed multi-node Wi-Fi mesh system – ensuring seamless roaming and data transfer in different work environments. With Fusion File Share, this scalability is paired with high reliability of file-sharing over the network.

Cooperating for continuous progress

The partnership has also helped Tuxera further optimize its Fusion File Share solution.

“Working with Keenetic Limited has been a great opportunity to advance our SMB implementation to the next level,” says Joel Catala, Director of Engineering at Tuxera. “We work continuously to develop the best possible storage management solutions to the world. Working closely with a customer like Keenetic, with a dynamic software development team of its own, is a tremendous opportunity to fine-tune our software. This way we can keep delivering solutions that help enterprises succeed, but also provide the best experience for the people who ultimately use the devices with our software inside.”

Tuxera sees active, close engagement with its partners and customers as an integral part of its own innovation process and global operations.

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of quality-assured embedded storage management software and networking technologies. Helping people and businesses store and do more with their data, our software is at the core of phones, tablets, cars, TV sets, cameras, drones, external storage, routers, spacecraft, IoT devices, and more. We help you store your data reliably, while making file transfers fast and content easily accessible. Tuxera is also an active member of multiple industry organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association, The Linux Foundation, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.

About Keenetic Limited

Keenetic Limited is a Taiwanese-owned and Hong Kong-based designer, manufacturer and vendor of high-end yet affordable domestic and commercial Wi-Fi hardware and software. Keenetic Smart WI-FI routers have many unique ‘Whole Home / Small Office’ features that deliver an exceptional and secure customer experience. Our product development and marketing philosophy is that Keenetic has a ‘Better’ router at every price point and a Wi-Fi router for every Domestic and SME need and budget.

From our most affordable current offering to our most complex serious business devices, all Keenetics feature the latest in Wi-Fi security technology. Uniquely they are fully modular, and the same devices can be used, out of the box, as routers, extenders or boosters. We offer a system that grows with the domestic or commercial user’s needs, within hardware that is both beautiful, robust, energy-efficient and powerful.

For more information, please contact:

Head of Marketing, Tuxera

Tiffiny Rossi

press@tuxera.com

 

Head of International Operations, Keenetic Limited

Matt Donnelly

matt.donnelly@keenetic.de

 


Developing tomorrow's automotive systems: Tuxera at ScaleUp 360

Tuxera talks automotive data storage and software development, all at ScaleUp 360

On September 23-24, 2020, join us as we dive deep into autonomous vehicles at ScaleUp 360. In this event, we tackle the complexities of and requirements for automotive data storage for autonomous driving. We’ll have a presentation plus a panel talk that you won’t want to miss. Get a taste of what’s in store by reading the details below.

Solving data storage challenges in the automotive projects of tomorrow

Historically, automotive control units were literally read only. Functionality has been defined by the developer at the very beginning, with no major changes over lifetime. Consequently, the number of write cycles for flash memory was a no-worry. Now, systems have become much more complex with ECUs consolidated into domain controllers and hosting multiple functions on one SOC. The introduction of Android makes cars look like mobile phones, but with a higher lifetime of 10-15 years. Together with OTA updates, this results in many more write cycles that might make the flash wear out before end of life of the car. Fragmentation is observed to have an impact on performance in mobile devices – and could simply break an automotive system. Issues like FCA’s endless loop update from 2018, or the Spotify bug from 2016 with writing 5 GB per hour to flash puts further risk on future systems. We describe those effects more in detail, and suggest measures to mitigate the risks.

Presenter: Bernd Niedermeier, Head of Automotive Business Development at Tuxera

Session(s): Cloud + mobile security / IT architecture / Testing + validation + simulation

Date/time: September 24, 09:35-10:10

Key Takeaways: Learn about flash memory, as well as factors that impact the behavior of storage in automotive and ways to mitigate the associated risks. You’ll also hear about the importance and effect of filesystems in automotive applications.

Sound interesting? Download the associated whitepaper right now, here.

Panel: What do autonomous vehicle engineers need for developing autonomous vehicle software?

Can you transform idea to production code quickly enough in the automotive industry? Are you able to run business experiments in the Automotive Ecosystem? Can you be certain that tests are passed and requirements satisfied for each release? Furthermore, can you ensure those requirements consistently stay satisfied for your production branch?

Join the panelists – including our very own Bernd Niedermeier – as they navigate the complexities of all these questions.

Panelist: Bernd Niedermeier, Head of Automotive Business Development at Tuxera

Session(s): Software architectures / Testing + automation

Date/time: September 24, 14:15-14:50

Meet Tuxera at ScaleUp 360

Come join us at the leading digital autonomous vehicle software engineering event. Hope to see you online!

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Embedded World 2020: Whitepapers from our experts

One of the things Embedded World is known for are the informative and varied talks given at the event by industry experts. This year at Embedded World, Bernd Niedermeier, our director of Automotive Business Development, and Thom Denholm, our Technical Product Manager, each gave insightful presentations based on whitepapers they had written.

This year, event attendance and spirits within the conference area both remained high. Many students and developers congregated to listen and to learn. Speakers not able to physically attend instead made their presence felt digitally, giving their talks via video call.

We asked some of our professionals how the presentations went.

“My session, presented early Tuesday, was well attended by an audience of around 30,” said Thom Denholm. “This is an interesting topic for us, because more customers every year are using NAND based media, and we want them to get the best value for their investment. Using the right file system (and smart discards) is only one of the suggestions – the others are focused on the design itself.”

“Bernd spoke on the third day,” said Kerri McConnell, our VP of Corporate Development. “His topic was the Challenges of Tomorrow's Data Storage Integrity in Automotive and IOT Projects. This discussion nicely described the many challenges encountered by Tuxera customers. We believe it is critically important for them to be thorough in their selection of software."

Didn’t make it to Embedded World 2020? No problem. Below, you can read abstracts to the whitepapers by Bernd and Thom, and you’ll be able to download the whitepapers to read at your leisure.

How to Avoid End of Life from NAND Correctable Errors

While flash media is great for the majority of use cases, heavy reads can cause correctable errors. Linux flash file systems actually shorten the life of the media when dealing with these errors. How does this change with multiple bits per cell, including recent QLC NAND? This paper, written by Thom Denholm, covers both this problem and the impacts in detail, from flash file systems to SSDs and other NAND flash-based media.

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Challenges of Tomorrow's Data Storage Integrity in Automotive and IOT Projects

Historically, automotive control units were quite literally read only. Functionality has been defined by the developer at the very beginning, with no major changes over lifetime. The number of write cycles for flash memory was a no-worry. Now, systems have become much more complex with ECUs consolidated into domain controllers and hosting multiple functions on one SOC. The introduction of Android makes cars look like mobile phones but with a higher lifetime of 10-15 years. Together with OTA updates, this results in many more write cycles that might make the flash wear out before end of life of the car.

Fragmentation is observed to have an impact on performance in mobile devices – and could simply break an automotive system. Issues like FCA’s endless loop update from 2018, or the Spotify bug from 2016 with writing 5 GB per hour to flash, puts further risk on future systems. This paper, written by Bernd Niedermeier, describes those effects more in detail and suggests measures to mitigate the risks.

GET THE WHITEPAPER

Final thoughts

Events like Embedded World provide Tuxera’s industry professionals with unique opportunities to meet passionate partners, exchange expertise – and, whenever possible, inspire the next generation of budding industry enthusiasts.

We’re looking forward to Embedded World 2021, and are already planning our next topic submissions based on industry-wide trends and advancements within file systems and embedded design. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our experts if there are topics you would like to see discussed – if not for Embedded World, then in another conference or even a focused session for your development team.


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Tuxera launches Reliance EdgeNAND file system

New flash file system provides compact, reliable solution with lightning performance.

NUREMBERG, Germany, and ESPOO, Finland – February 24, 2020 – Tuxera, the industry leader in quality-assured embedded file systems software, has released Reliance EdgeNAND, a fully integrated flash file system for managing decision-quality data in high-reliability devices. Reliance EdgeNAND combines optimal fail-safety with rapid responsiveness and cost-efficiency, and is bolstered by Tuxera’s award-winning technical support – providing a compact yet complete storage solution for systems with NAND flash.

Refining NAND for a truly optimal solution

“In speaking closely with our customers, we identified a demand for a small footprint file system that worked with NAND flash, for use in automotive and industrial internet of things (IoT) devices,” says Thom Denholm, Technical Product Manager at Tuxera. “Reliance EdgeNAND is the culmination of that customer-focused communication and product development, and has been created to provide users of SPI NAND with a streamlined, highly reliable software solution for managing data on these devices.”

SPI NAND’s primary advantage over other forms of flash is its cost efficiency. Traditionally, it has remained a satisfactory, if suboptimal alternative to parallel NAND due to slower read data speed. At the same time, NOR flash has shown better reliability. However, Reliance EdgeNAND overcomes these limitations with smart software tools like wear leveling and error correction – ensuring fast recovery and minimal mount times while protecting data from corruption or power loss. These improvements allow for SPI NAND to equal parallel NAND and NOR flash in speed and fail-safety, while remaining cost-efficient.

A sharper cutting edge to embedded storage

Reliance EdgeNAND further expands Tuxera’s already comprehensive premium software solution portfolio, giving customers more choice for their flash storage needs.

“We are excited to be launching this new product,” says Szabolcs Szakacsits, President and CTO of Tuxera. “Our Reliance Edge and Reliance Nitro solutions are used in millions of devices, and feature our Dynamic Transaction Point™ technology, which incorporates deterministic file system operations and atomic writes. These features ensure optimal levels of data reliability. Also, our file system API makes implementation easier to any RTOS, or even a simple scheduler loop.

What we’re continuously doing is finding ways to push the file system storage industry forward, by designing cutting edge answers to specific customer needs. With Reliance EdgeNAND, Tuxera is broadening the landscape of file system solutions, and our customers will now have even more tools with which to solve their unique data storage challenges.”

Reliance EdgeNAND is positioned to provide a unique blend of reliability and fast data recovery in a cost-efficient package, safeguarding critical data in a vast range of devices where security and responsiveness is paramount – wearables, industrial IoT, automotive, medical, military, and aerospace.

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of quality-assured embedded storage management software and networking technologies. Helping people and businesses store and do more with their data, our software is at the core of phones, tablets, cars, TV sets, cameras, drones, external storage, routers, spacecraft, IoT devices, and more. We help you store your data reliably, while making file transfers fast and content easily accessible. Tuxera is also an active member of multiple industry organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association, The Linux Foundation, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.

For more information, please contact:

Tiffiny Rossi

Head of Marketing, Tuxera

press@tuxera.com

 

 


Yura Corporation selects VelocityFS by Tuxera for robust data handling in its next-generation built-in automotive DVR system

Tuxera’s premier embedded file system software will ensure stable, fail-safe storage performance over the entire lifetime of Yura’s solution.

ESPOO, Finland, and SEONGNAM, Korea – October 28, 2019 – Tuxera, the world leading storage software and networking technology company, announced its software licensing agreement with Yura Corporation, a major automotive Tier-1 headquartered in Seongnam, Korea. According to Yura, the selection was based on Tuxera’s established reputation within the Korean automotive industry, and advanced expertise in flash storage technology. Tuxera considers lifetime, reliability, and security to be key specifications for automotive edge storage devices and continues to actively develop its flash-friendly file system, VelocityFS by Tuxera, for these requirements. Together, Yura and Tuxera offer a technologically unparalleled automotive DVR offering.

“Cars are becoming extremely data-driven. This is exactly why automotive use cases continue to be our main focus when developing VelocityFS by Tuxera. We are proud to announce one such automotive project publicly. Yura Corporation is a trusted Korean Tier-1 with a decades-long history. Working with Yura is a great honor, not just to showcase our expertise, but also to learn and to improve our products,” says Paul Choo, Korean Account Manager for Tuxera.

“Having a long history in the car industry, we always put a strong focus on the quality of products that we deliver. Developing the world-first built-in DVR System for automotive, safety, and reliability requirements are much higher when compared to third-party after-market solutions. Meeting these requirements was a core priority for our solution. We are glad to see Tuxera as one of our software partners that shares and demonstrates this value and look forward to continuing our co-operation” says Cheon-Hyo Lee, Senior Managing Director of Yura Corporation.

Optimal security through advanced testing

Tuxera’s storage software will operate and maintain the flash memory of Yura’s built-in Cam solution. This is, globally, the first automotive project where an Automotive OEM is implementing a DVR system as a part of their built-in factory options.

To ensure stable performance throughout the entire device lifecycle, Tuxera has conducted its advanced set of rigorous tests on the full storage software and hardware stack of the Yura DVR system. The company has also optimized VelocityFS for the project environment, focusing on increased flash storage lifetime, as well as providing Tuxera’s patented fail-safety technology. As embedded systems require professional maintenance in case of a fault, the conducted tests, optimizations, and safety features play key roles in ensuring stable DVR system performance. Reducing any potential risks in such systems to a minimum is a vital step in making a production-ready electronics element for automotive use cases.

From embedded to removable

As a part of the cooperation, Tuxera will also be implementing its interoperability storage software GravityCS by Tuxera into Yura Corporation’s built-in Cam system. This connectivity suite of file system implementations supports all of the most commonly used file system standards, such as Microsoft exFAT and Microsoft NTFS, allowing users to easily and reliably export their video footage from the built-in Cam to external storage devices.

Tuxera’s long-standing presence in the Korean automotive market

Tuxera’s storage software has been selected by Korean automotive Tier-1s since 2011. The company’s file system implementations are handling data in multiple use cases for both external and internal flash storages. By working closely with its partners, Tuxera actively learns about the production and future requirements of the Korean automotive market, and continuously improves its automotive storage solutions to fulfill those needs. The company sees innovation and active engagement with the industry as a vital part of its global operations.

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of quality-assured embedded storage management software and networking technologies. Helping people and businesses store and do more with their data, our software is at the core of phones, tablets, cars, TV sets, cameras, drones, external storage, routers, spacecraft, IoT devices, and more. We help you store your data reliably, while making file transfers fast and content easily accessible. Tuxera is also an active member of multiple industry organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association, The Linux Foundation, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.

About Yura Corporation

Yura Corporation specializes in designing, developing, and manufacturing automotive parts including wiring harnesses and electronics modules. Yura Corporation is a technology-oriented company with a long history in the Korean automotive market. With technical knowledge dating back to 1970, Yura has continued development in these core technologies.

Yura Corporation's launch into the Chinese market in 2002 began the company's globalization including the Asian, European, and North American automotive markets. Today, with a network of 21 corporations and 48 business sites in 15 countries, the company has solidified its position as a global specialist in the automotive components market.

Today, Yura Corporation's capabilities have expanded into the eco-friendly automotive market to include high voltage connectors, high voltage junction blocks, and charging couplers. In preparation for the 4th Industrial Revolution, Yura Corporation is accelerating development of key technologies needed for co-friendly (electric), autonomous, and connected automobiles to become a leader in the market.

For more information, please contact:

Head of Marketing, Tuxera

Tiffiny Rossi

press@tuxera.com

Yura Corporation

+82) 70-7878-1000

 


Tuxera elected to SD Association Board of Directors

Highlights the company’s commitment to global SD standards and memory card development

ESPOO, Finland – October, 22, 2019 Tuxera, the world-leading embedded storage software and networking technology company, has announced that it has been selected as a member of the SD Association’s Board of Directors. The achievement comes as Tuxera surpasses ten years of actively contributing to SD memory card standards development.

“We are excited and honored to be joining the SD Association’s Board of Directors,” says Joel Catala, Director of Engineering at Tuxera. “As world leaders in flash file storage, memory card development is something we take very seriously. We are confident that our expertise in storage management solutions, as well as strong industry partnerships, will bring unique value to the SD Association and help in advancing SD card innovation.”

Founded in 2000, the SD Association is a global network of companies collaborating to set memory card storage standards for improved use and lifetime of consumer electronics. The association aims to advance industry-leading technical and specification standards for SD memory cards. At present, it includes roughly 900 companies involved in the design, development, or manufacture of products using SD standards. The SD Association has both chosen and further developed FAT and exFAT as the standard file systems for SD, SDHC, SDXC, and SDUC card support.

“It’s a great pleasure to have Tuxera as a Board Member,” says Yosi Pinto, Chairman of the SD Association’s Board of Directors. “For years, Tuxera has demonstrated its commitment to developing memory card technology in accordance with industry-wide technical standards. With flash storage software knowledge and file system solution implementations used by the SD eco-system worldwide, Tuxera provides the association with a valuable perspective on topics ranging from engineering to marketing and more.”

Over a decade of meaningful membership

Tuxera joined the SD Association back in 2009, reaching Executive Member status in 2013. The last five years have seen the company as a particularly involved member. As Tuxera focuses on the development of file system solutions that power seamless data portability, the company actively drives discussions about the future direction of SD Association standards.

Tuxera has worked diligently with Microsoft, the SDA, and hardware manufacturers to ensure that device manufacturers are able to integrate FAT and exFAT solutions on any platform and adopt SD, SDHC, SDXC, SDUC memory card support on any device. Tuxera contributed to standardizing memory card sizes of 128TB and larger, and is the active developer of the SD Card Formatter – the official software tool for formatting SD memory cards. Tuxera was also the first independent software vendor which licensed access to the exFAT specifications, source code, and verification tools from Microsoft.

Leading OEMs worldwide ship Tuxera file system solutions that guarantee full compliance with the latest storage standards, as well as flawless interoperability. Microsoft exFAT by Tuxera and Microsoft FAT by Tuxera solutions power SD, SDHC, SDXC, and SDUC support in high-end Android devices, smart TVs, automotive infotainment and DVR systems, as well as numerous other devices.

For more information, please contact:

Head of Marketing, Tuxera

Tiffiny Rossi

press@tuxera.com

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of quality-assured embedded storage management software and networking technologies. Helping people and businesses store and do more with their data, our software is at the core of phones, tablets, cars, TV sets, cameras, drones, external storage, routers, spacecraft, IoT devices, and more. We help you store your data reliably, while making file transfers fast and content easily accessible. Tuxera is also an active member of multiple industry organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association, The Linux Foundation, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.

About the SD Association

The SD Association is a global ecosystem of nearly 900 technology companies charged with setting interoperable SD standards. The Association encourages the development of consumer electronic, wireless communication, digital imaging and networking products that utilize market-leading SD technology. The SD standard is the number one choice for consumers and has earned more than 90 percent of the memory card market with its reliable interoperability and its easy-to-use format. Today, smartphones, tablets, drones, IoT devices, HDTVs, audio players, automotive systems, computers, digital cameras and digital video cameras feature SD interoperability. For more information about SDA or to join, please visit the Association’s website, https://www.sdcard.org.

 


A need for speed – how fast can an automotive quick boot solution really be?

Anyone who has started up a car with an IVI (in-vehicle infotainment) system might be painfully familiar with the following scenario: you wait for your navigation dashboard to boot up… and you wait… then wait some more, until the screen finally flickers to life. It’s an unfortunately common annoyance given the growing quantities of data that connected car systems are required to process and store. Sluggish boot times of infotainment systems and information clusters aren’t just damaging to the end user experience, they’re also a safety concern. That’s why mastering boot time efficiency is increasingly important.

We caught up with Bernd Niedermeier, our Head of Automotive Business Development here at Tuxera, to get an idea of how rapid a fast boot solution can be in practice. Watch the video to learn more about the importance of quick boot solutions in connected cars, and see a demonstration of a boot time solution in action.

Below you can find a transcript of the video.


“Hello, my name is Bernd Niedermeier and I'm responsible for automotive sales in Europe at Tuxera. Automotive systems – in particular infotainment systems – are getting more and more complex, with more functionality and connectivity. And boot time is getting more focus because of that, for OEMs – they want to provide the best user experience for their customers.”

“We all might have experienced a situation where we get into our car, turn it on, and then it still takes 30 seconds – up to even one minute – until we can enter the navigation goal. This is something that can be handled with different quick boot solutions, and one of those solutions we're going to take a look at is Ubiquitous QuickBoot solution by Tuxera. What we have here is a system based on a Renesas H3 processor, which is running on a Kingfisher sub-board, and on the board is an Android 8.1 system.

What we're going to do is turn it on and see how fast we can actually interact with the system. So I'm turning it on right now, and after about three to four seconds, we should see the screen come up, and be able to make the first calls, or go directly into the seat heating menu or the navigation, and have the street map running.”

“The way we’re achieving this fast boot time is a flavor of hibernation where we don't take a complete hibernation scheme, but a prioritized restoration of the image. That image gets configured with a software development kit in a very flexible way that allows us to define if there is a certain image that always comes up when we turn on the system. Or, if it’s the last position where the customer is in, turns off the engine right now, and then the next time it comes up exactly there. And that’s within three to four seconds on an Android system, where usually you will have to wait 20 or 30 seconds, at least. The same solution works also for Linux based systems, where again we will be able to boot such a system up in three seconds to operability.”

Ubiquitous QuickBoot is Tuxera’s ultra-reliable fast boot solution, guaranteed to reduce cold boot times of car systems by 77% or more – with zero battery drain or cumbersome hibernation methods.


Car makers and Tier-1 suppliers – let’s rev up your IVI boot times.

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Tuxera selects Tuukka Ahoniemi as new CEO

Leadership change marks new chapter for global embedded and enterprise storage provider

ESPOO, Finland – August 21, 2019 – Tuxera, the world-leading embedded and enterprise storage software and networking technology company, today announced that Tuukka Ahoniemi has been appointed as the new CEO of the company, effective 1 September 2019. Previously the Senior Vice President of Strategy at The Qt Company, Ahoniemi comes with a wide background in managing international embedded software business, and holds a doctorate degree in Computer Science. The former CEO, Mikko Välimäki, has decided to pursue new ventures outside of Tuxera.

“After a comprehensive search, we are very excited to welcome Tuukka as the new CEO of Tuxera. Tuukka brings us the extensive hands-on experience and strategic vision to take Tuxera forward,” says Szabolcs Szakacsits, President and CTO of Tuxera. “We are constantly pushing the boundaries of storage and networking software. With Tuukka’s leadership, we will ensure smooth growth, and continue to provide the secure, high performance storage management solutions Tuxera is known for.”

Tuxera has been developing fail-safe, premium quality implementations of both its own and industry-standard file systems such as FAT, exFAT, NTFS, APFS, HFS+ and SMB. The company’s state-of-the-art software has shipped in billions of consumer and mission critical devices, vehicles, aircraft and spacecraft to date. The appointment of Tuukka Ahoniemi as CEO reaffirms Tuxera’s commitment towards embracing and fostering new knowledge, possibilities, and leadership.

“I am delighted and proud to be joining Tuxera,” says Ahoniemi. “Tuxera’s combination of storage software expertise and people-centric culture make it a company unlike any other. With Tuxera’s leading innovations driving the future of embedded and enterprise storage, I see great opportunities ahead.”

For more information, please contact:

Tiffiny Rossi
Head of Marketing, Tuxera
press@tuxera.com

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of storage and networking technologies. From the latest flagship smartphones, to cars, cameras, routers, and drones – Tuxera’s software makes file transfers fast, and content easily accessible. The company is an active member of multiple standard organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.

 


Tuxera and Microsoft strengthen collaboration through new exFAT licensing

Allows Tuxera to provide high-quality, licensed exFAT implementation at smart price

REDMOND, Wash., and HELSINKI, Finland – August 14, 2019 – Tuxera announces that Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC and Tuxera have deepened their collaboration with a new exFAT partner agreement, fostering innovative business solutions for customers worldwide. The collaboration will allow Tuxera to provide customers exFAT technology along with a patent license from Microsoft in a single competitively priced product.

“We are very happy with this arrangement. Now more than ever, customers deserve exFAT solutions that are hassle-free and intelligently priced. We are confident that with this increased cooperation, we will be able to provide these benefits even better than before,” says Szabolcs Szakacsits, President and Chief Technology Officer at Tuxera. “As a global leader in file systems, we have developed our exFAT implementation for ultimate performance and fail-safety.”

“As the demand for data storage increases, it’s more important than ever that file system software keeps pace,” says Rob Kowal, Director of exFAT Licensing at Microsoft. “By strengthening our longstanding partnership, customers can focus on innovation because by using Microsoft exFAT by Tuxera their storage needs will be met.”

Powering the future of SD capability with bulletproof performance

Microsoft’s exFAT technology remains the industry leading file system embedded into nearly any device requiring high-capacity storage support—including USB drives, In-vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems, and Secure Digital (SD) memory cards. With embedded storage needs rising among automotive systems, drones, and video content distributors, OEMs are facing a growing need for storage software able to keep up with market demands. Tackling this surge in storage demand requires first-class implementations able to get the most out of exFAT technology.

Since 2009, Tuxera has been a partner of Microsoft—their first within the domain of file system implementations. Thanks to this long-standing cooperation, Tuxera has developed a strong understanding of what’s required for a truly premium, high-capacity data storage experience for Windows-compatible file systems.

Precision-tuned for optimum performance regardless of the platform, Microsoft exFAT by Tuxera is customizable to suit your high-capacity flash storage needs. A high-performance kernel module built for speed and reliability, Microsoft exFAT by Tuxera allows you to attain the maximum I/O throughput from any device.

Contact sales@tuxera.com for more information.

For more information, please contact:

Tiffiny Rossi

Head of Marketing

press@tuxera.com

About Tuxera

Tuxera is a leading provider of storage and networking technologies. From the latest flagship smartphones, to cars, cameras, routers, and drones—Tuxera’s software makes file transfers fast, and content easily accessible. The company is an active member of multiple standard organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, India, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.

About Microsoft Technology Licensing

Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC was formed in 2014 to acquire, manage and license Microsoft’s patent portfolio.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

 


Tuxera brings exFAT to HTC 5G Hub for robust and seamless interconnectivity

The company’s proprietary exFAT file system implementation promises exceptional fail-safety for next-generation mobile and VR entertainment

ESPOO, Finland, and TAIPEI, Taiwan – July 31, 2019 – Tuxera, the world-leading storage software and networking technology company, has announced that HTC, the global leader in electronics innovation and design, has selected Microsoft exFAT by Tuxera to be integrated into the new HTC 5G Hub. The collaboration brings 5G to homes and offices of the future, providing customers with a secure, premium mobile connectivity experience.

“With 5G interconnectivity and high-speed streaming being important in the technology of the future, we are excited to work with HTC on their new 5G mobile smart hub,” says Zhiheng Yang, Director of Software Solutions China and Taiwan at Tuxera. “We’ve collaborated with HTC previously, and it has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with them again.”

“We chose Tuxera for the proven reliability, fail-safety, and premium quality of their solutions,” says Nigel Newby-House, AVP of product planning and go-to-market at HTC. “Having worked with Tuxera before, we knew the level of data transfer speed and data integrity we could achieve for our HTC 5g Hub through this joint effort. We greatly look forward to continued collaboration with Tuxera.”

Fueling the future with faultless 5G

With the significantly improved data transfer speeds and latency offered by 5G, demand for products capable of harnessing the technology are expected to increase rapidly in the near future. As the world’s first 5G mobile smart hub, the HTC 5G Hub answers these 5G needs with quality and versatility – functioning as a home media center and office environment enabler, all in-one. Featuring the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform as well as Android™ 9 Pie support, the versatile device enables smooth 4K video streaming, low-latency gaming, and can function as a 5G mobile hotspot for up to 20 users.

With state-of-the-art connectivity, seamless and secure data transfer is paramount. Microsoft exFAT by Tuxera brings stable data storage management to consumer electronics. Tuxera’s high-performance Linux kernel module is customizable for multiple environments, and safely handles simultaneous HD streaming while achieving maximum I/O throughput – ensuring an efficient and fail-safe experience no matter the device or platform. Additionally, Tuxera has a special arrangement with Microsoft, allowing OEMs, ODMs, and suppliers to purchase the company’s proprietary exFAT file system implementation already covered by a full Microsoft exFAT patent license.

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About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of storage and networking technologies. From the latest flagship smartphones, to cars, cameras, routers, and drones – Tuxera’s software makes file transfers fast, and content easily accessible. The company is an active member of multiple standard organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association, UFS Association, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, India, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.

About HTC

HTC Corporation aims to bring brilliance to life. As a global innovator in smart mobile devices and technology, HTC has produced award-winning products and industry firsts since its inception in 1997, including the critically acclaimed HTC U and Desire lines of smartphones. The pursuit of brilliance is at the heart of everything we do, inspiring best-in-class design and game-changing mobile and virtual reality experiences for consumers around the world. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). Find out more at www.htc.com.