SMART Modular Expands to DDR4 with its Ultra High Reliability Enterprise Memory™ Product Offering

NEWARK, CA, October 7, 2014 — SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., a global leader in specialty memory solutions, today announced that it has expanded its lineup of Enterprise Memory products to include DDR4 modules. SMART has attained an exceptional reliability level of sub-two hundred DPPM with its DDR3 RDIMM Enterprise Memory and is achieving similar levels with DDR4 during its internal development process for these enterprise grade modules.

This superior DPPM rate is accomplished utilizing a SMART proprietary Ultra-Reliability Test (URT) burn-in process. Early life failures and weak modules are eliminated through SMART's URT lab where every enterprise grade module undergoes a rigorous triple-stress process entailing hours of burn-in at high speed operation while running custom software at 99% DRAM utilization.

SMART has shipped more than three hundred thousand of its DDR3 enterprise grade memory modules with a proven failure rate of less than two in ten thousand. This DPPM rate translates into proven value for OEMs by improving data integrity, enhancing reputation, and reducing costs associated with failing memory.

"Our focus has always been to provide our OEM customers with the highest quality, most reliable products, all while supporting the latest technologies available in the industry," stated Srida Joisa, Senior Director of the DRAM Product Line for SMART Modular Technologies. "The development of Enterprise Memory clearly addresses these objectives. Delivering a DDR4 Enterprise Memory solution is another step forward in providing the highest value to our customers."

SMART is currently supporting small volumes of 8GB and 16GB DDR4 enterprise grade RDIMMs with full production starting in January 2015. For more information and OEM pricing, contact Arthur Sainio, Director of DRAM Product Marketing at SMART Modular Technologies at (510) 624-8126 or at arthur.sainio@smartm.com. You may also visit www.smartm.com/enterprisememory for more information.

About SMART Modular Technologies
SMART Modular is a global leader in specialty memory solutions. SMART Modular delivers solutions to a broad customer base, including OEMs that compete in the computing, networking, communications, storage, mobile and industrial markets. See www.smartm.com for more information.

About SMART Global Holdings
The SMART family of companies are global leaders in specialty memory solutions serving the electronics industry for over 25 years. Focused on providing extensive customer-specific design capabilities, technical support and value-added testing services, the SMART companies collaborate closely with their global OEM customers throughout their design process and across multiple projects to create memory solutions for demanding applications with differentiated requirements. The SMART companies have led the way over the past 25 years providing standard and custom products to today's leading global OEMs crossing all major electronic industries. Taking innovations from the design stage through manufacturing and supply, SMART Modular Technologies has developed a comprehensive product line comprised of DRAM and Flash memory technologies across various form factors. SMART High Reliability Solutions offers high-performance, high-capacity solid state drives ("SSDs") for defense, aerospace and industrial automation markets. SMART's presence in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America enables it to provide its customers with proven expertise in supply-chain management, international logistics and asset management worldwide. See www.smartm.com for more information.

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Contact:
Arthur Sainio
SMART Modular Technologies
(510) 624-8126
arthur.sainio@smartm.com