SMART Modular Technologies Announces Six New SSDs for Embedded, Industrial, Defense, and Server Applications
New 1.8" and 2.5" Drives Feature Low Power Consumption and Increased Performance, Capacity, and Security
FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - August 11, 2008) - SMART Modular Technologies (WWH), Inc. ("SMART"
or the "Company") (NASDAQ: SMOD), a leading independent manufacturer of
memory modules, solid-state storage products, embedded computing
subsystems, and TFT-LCD display products, today announced six new SSDs in
the Xceed family of industrial-grade storage solutions. These 2nd
generation products broaden the SMART SSD product offering and feature
higher performance, increased capacity, lower power requirements and
improved price/performance throughout the XceedLite, XceedUltra,
XceedUltraX, and XceedSecure SSD product lines.
"These six new SSD offerings will enable SMART to expand its already
significant presence in the defense, aerospace, industrial, and embedded
application areas and address new, more demanding storage markets," said
Wade Campbell, SMART's Director of SSD Marketing and Product Management.
"Advancements in NAND flash technology allowed us to make performance,
capacity, and price improvements across the entire Xceed SSD family. In
addition to these product enhancements, our focus on low power requirements
and true industrial-grade solutions has allowed us to create an extensive
portfolio of industry-leading SSDs for OEMs."
Performance Increases for XceedUltra and XceedUltraX
The SMART 2.5" XceedUltra2 SATA SSD now delivers industry-leading sustained
read/write performance of up to 135MB/s and 105MB/s, respectively, while
requiring fewer than 2 watts in active mode. XceedUltra2 is a native
SATA-II drive, featuring a 3Gb/s maximum interface transfer rate and native
command queuing (NCQ) support. XceedUltra2 is well suited for use in large
external storage arrays for applications such as streaming video and
data-intensive storage applications that require high throughput.
Performance of the 2.5" XceedUltraX2, available with the 3Gb/s SATA
interface and capacities from 32GB to 128GB, has been boosted to deliver a
sustained throughput of up to 90MB/s read and 65MB/s write. Designed for a
wide range of industrial, defense, and other embedded applications that
require particularly rugged storage devices, the XceedUltraX family leads
the industry in density with 128GB SLC NAND flash solutions in 9.5mm high
Three New XceedLite Low-power SSDs
Available in a range of densities up to 64GB, the new SMART 1.8" XceedLite
SATA SSD features a SATA-II 3Gb/s interface and operates at 72MB/s read and
55MB/s sustained write speeds. Designed to operate using fewer than 1 watt
of power in active mode, this new SSD offers longer battery life, which is
essential for ruggedized mobile applications.
The SMART 2.5" XceedLite2 PATA and XceedLite2 SATA drives offer capacities
ranging from 1GB to 64GB, while typically consuming under 1 watt of power,
regardless of density. The XceedLite2 SATA drive has a sustained
throughput of up to 72MB/s read and 55MB/s write while the XceedLite2 PATA
drive throughput is 40MB/s read and 23MB/s write. This broad range of
densities makes the 2.5" XceedLite2 well suited for use in embedded
applications such as medical devices, transportation systems, and
ruggedized mobile computing. Additional uses for this powerful and compact
SSD include serving as the operating system boot drive for a wide range of
XceedSecure SSDs Get Performance Boost, IRIG Declassification Functionality
The performance of the 2.5" XceedSecure2 3Gb/s SATA SSD has been improved
to operate at sustained throughput of up to 90MB/s read and 65MB/s write.
In addition, EraSure® data security technology, available in all
XceedSecure products, has been extended to meet the requirements of IRIG
106-07 Chapter 10.8 Digital-On-Board Recorder Standard for
Declassification. The XceedSecure2 is available in 32, 64, and 128GB
configurations, and it is ideal for use in extreme physical environments or
for applications that require data elimination technology that meets
defense industry standards.
Samples of the six new SSD drives will be available in the 3rd calendar
quarter with general availability expected shortly thereafter. For more
details and ordering information, visit www.smartm.com.
SMART will showcase its SSDs, and other Flash storage products in booth
#201/203 at the Flash Memory Summit to be held in Santa Clara, California,
from August 12-14, 2008.
SMART Modular Technologies is a leading provider of memory products,
offering more than 500 standard and custom products to top-tier OEMs in the
computer, industrial, networking, and telecommunications sectors. Taking
innovations from the design stage through manufacturing and delivery, SMART
has developed a comprehensive memory product line that includes DRAM, SRAM,
and Flash in various form factors. Through its subsidiary, Adtron
Corporation, SMART offers high performance, high capacity solid state
drives for enterprise, defense/aerospace, industrial automation, medical,
and transportation markets. SMART's Display Products Group designs,
manufactures and sells thin film transistors (TFT) liquid crystal display
(LCD) solutions to customers developing casino gaming systems as well as
embedded applications such as kiosk, ATM, point-of-service, and industrial
control systems. SMART's presence in the US, Europe, Asia, and Latin
America enables it to provide its customers with proven expertise in
international logistics, asset management, and supply-chain management
worldwide. More information on SMART can be obtained at www.smartm.com.
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historical fact, including any statements that use the words "will,"
"believes," "anticipates," "estimates," "expects," "intends" or similar
words that describe the Company's or its management's future plans,
objectives, or goals, are "forward-looking statements" and are made
pursuant to the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include those related
to the Company's business strategies and product plans, the timing of
product and sample availability, and the market for the Company's products.
Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the
Company to be materially different from the historical results and/or from
any future results or outcomes expressed or implied by such forward-looking
statements. Factors that would cause or contribute to such differences
include, but are not limited to, the post-closing integration of the
businesses and product lines of SMART and Adtron, production or
manufacturing difficulties, competitive factors, new products and
technological changes, fluctuations in product prices and raw material
costs, dependence upon third-party vendors, customer demand, changes in
industry standards or release plans, and other risks detailed in the
Company's periodic report filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended
August 31, 2007, its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended November 30, 2007,
Form 10-Q for the quarter ended February 29, 2008, and its Form 10-Q for
the quarter ended May 30, 2008. Such risk factors as outlined in these
reports may not constitute all factors that could cause actual results to
differ materially from those discussed in any forward-looking statement.
The Company operates in a continually changing business environment and new
factors emerge from time to time. The Company cannot predict such factors,
nor can it assess the impact, if any, from such factors on the Company or
its results. Accordingly, forward-looking statements should not be relied
upon as a prediction of actual results. The Company is not obligated to
revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events
or circumstances that may arise after the date of this press release.
EraSure is a registered trademark of Adtron.
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