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New PATA, SCSI drives and EraSure® software support legacy
applications with increased performance, capacity and security
FREMONT, CA, February 24, 2009
—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 several extensions to its Xceed family of industrial-grade
storage solutions. New PATA-based solid state drives (SSDs) have been
added to the XceedUltraX and XceedSecure product lines, and new
SCSI-based SSDs have been added to the XceedUltra and XceedSecure
lines. The Company also announced Version 2.5 of its EraSure data
security software, which adds a new security protocol and improves
overall SSD declassification performance.
"These additions bring state-of-the-art NAND-flash
technology to legacy applications that still require the PATA and SCSI
interfaces," said Wade Campbell, SMART’s Director of SSD Marketing and
Product Management. "SMART is committed to providing its customers with
the latest SSD technology in forms that allow them to rapidly refresh
their long life-cycle products. Now, they can quickly realize the
performance, capacity, and price benefits of the latest SSD technology
without the hassle of a major redesign. In addition, the enhancements
to our EraSure technology allow SMART to continue to provide
industry-leading SSD declassification technology.
New PATA- and SCSI-based SSDs
The SMART 2.5”
XceedUltraX2 and XceedSecure2 PATA SSDs deliver sustained performance of
up to 70MB/s read and 50MB/s write. Designed for a wide range of
industrial, defense, and other embedded applications that require
extremely rugged storage devices, the XceedUltraX and XceedSecure PATA
SSD families are available in a 9.5mm high package with 32GB, 64GB, and
128GB models. Both are available in commercial and industrial
The SMART 3.5” XceedUltra2 and XceedSecure2 SCSI U160
SSDs deliver sustained performance of up to 55MB/s read and 50MB/s
write. The drives come with either the 68- or 80-pin SCA SCSI interface
in capacities ranging from 8GB to 128GB
XceedSecure SSDs Get Enhanced EraSure Technology
SMART’s EraSure data
security technology, available in all XceedSecure2 products, has been
enhanced in Version 2.5 to meet the requirements of the NSA/CSS Storage
Device Declassification Manual 9-12. EraSure technology performance has
also been improved to reduce secure erase times by up to several
hundred percent, depending upon the protocol. EraSure technology
supports multiple US defense industry declassification standards,
including IRIG 106-07. The XceedSecure2 products are available in 32GB,
64GB, and 128GB configurations, and are ideal for use in extreme
physical environments or for applications that require data elimination
technology that meets defense industry standards.
Samples of the four new PATA and SCSI SSDs are
available now with general availability expected 2Q 09. For more
product details visit www.smartm.com.
About SMART 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.
Forward-Looking Statements Statements
contained in this press release, that are not statements of 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 29, 2008 and its
Form 10-Q for the quarter ended November 28, 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
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 Corporation.