Semiconductor USA

Technology Enabling and Development Lab

Developing the next-generation of enterprise solid-state flash technologies.


Our core development focus is the host interface firmware layer that sits in the intersection of system software and flash management firmware. This key host interface firmware technology drives Samsung’s breakthrough V-NAND technology and enables our customers to power performance-oriented, demanding, enterprise-class applications ranging from hyper-scale data centers, to big data processing, to software defined virtualized storage arrays and infrastructures.


TED organization has 4 teams that work closely to support enterprise and data center SSD end to end development and qualification support for US Customers. Following is brief description of each teams R&R:

Controller Architecture Team
Engage in N+2 generation Enterprise/DC SSD controller architecture together with architectural evaluation of emerging requirements from customers and specs/standards.

Firmware Staging Team
Engage in architecture and development of Enterprise SSD HIL Firmware for N+1/N Generation.

Product Firmware Team
Owns Customer Firmware and Customer Design-In Support for the lifecycle of the products — from new qualifications to sustaining.

Customer Qualification and Test Team
Owns SSD Evaluation Frameworks, Test Cases, Continuous Integration Testing, and Joint Qualification of New and Sustaining Enterprise and Datacenter SSD products.

About Us

The team was formed 2010 as Samsung embarked on enterprise SSD development with the 1st generation of RDX SAS and Princeton NVMe SSD. The charter of the team was to develop HIL code and provide design-in support for SSD qualification and integration on customer systems. The team owns full life cycle from architecture to sustaining.


DSA Corporate Headquarters, 3655 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95134

Samsung’s Culture of Innovation

Investment in R&D is part of our company DNA.
  • $15B

    Yearly R&D budget
  • 36K

    Employees hold doctorates / masters degrees
  • #1

    Patent Holder in the U.S.
  • 44

    CES Innnovation Awards
  • 25%

    Staff is dedicated to R&D
Technology Enabling and Development