A new world
of data

Leading the evolution of storage beyond the black box

CNEX is a privately held start-up company founded in 2013 by semiconductor industry veterans in Silicon Valley, and funded by venture capital and strategic investments from Fortune 500 companies in storage and networking. CNEX is chartered to deliver innovative system solutions in the form of semiconductors and software. For its first product, CNEX teamed with NAND Flash manufacturers and customers to develop a revolutionary new NVMe PCIe SSD controller ASIC that supports LightNVM/Open-Channel operation, and includes native NVMoE I/O connectivity. CNEX SSD controllers deliver high-performance with low and predictable latency, and provide flexibility for software-defined-storage with host-based FTL, and Ethernet I/O for storage fabric scalability.

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Product technology

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Advanced FTL Control

In addition to NVMe-compliant operation, CNEX SSD controllers support other operational modes, including LightNVM, which enable full host control over Data Placement, I/O scheduling, and other application-specific optimizations, in both kernel and user space.

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Network Scalability

CNEX SSD controller ASICs incorporate native 10GbE I/O interfaces with NVMoE to enable efficient, low-latency scaling to complement both PCIe and Ethernet-based switching, from simple SSD fanout, to modern storage fabric implementations.

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Hardware acceleration

The CNEX SSD controllers enable key FTL functionality to be “hardware accelerated” for low-latency and maximum throughput for optimal performance from today’s Planar and 3D-NAND, as well as new and emerging NVM technologies.

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Company

Leadership Team

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Alan Armstrong CEO, Co-Founder
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Ronnie Huang VP Engineering, Co-Founder
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Joe DeFranco VP Sales, Co-Founder
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Julie Biagini VP Finance & HR
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Bernie Sardinha VP Operations
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Justin Heindel VP Marketing & Business Development
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Keita Kitahama VP Strategic Accounts

Board of directors

  • Alan Armstrong CNEX Labs
  • Ronnie Huang CNEX Labs
  • Lip-Bu Tan Walden International
  • Ben Yu Sierra Ventures
  • Bill Moore Independent
  • Michael Raam Independent

Investors

  • Sierra ventures
  • Walden International
  • UMC Capital
  • LDV
  • Ciasco Investments
  • Micron
  • Samsung
  • Seagate

Careers

CNEX is on a mission to deliver the next big innovation for solid-state-storage, and our employees enjoy a shared sense of purpose and passion to realize this vision. We thrive on customer success, and our corporate values revolve around bringing together talented people from multiple disciplines, and providing an environment where new ideas can turn into advantages for our customers.

If you enjoy solving tough problems in a fast-paced environment, and want to make an impact on the industry with other fun and talented people, then we should talk. CNEX offers competitive salaries and benefits, company equity, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

CNEX is currently seeking top talent in the following areas:

Hardware:

  • RTL Design
  • Synthesis & Backend
  • RTL Verification

Software

  • Firmware Design
  • Driver Design
  • Test Engineering

Systems

  • Performance Testing
  • Applications Engineering
To apply, send your resume to careers@cnexlabs.com

Contact us

US Headquarters

2880 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Suite 108
San Jose, CA 95128

Europe

Copenhagen, Denmark

Asia

Shanghai, China
Hangzhou, China
Tokyo, Japan