SOURCE: SMART Modular Technologies

SMART Modular Technologies

August 14, 2013 11:41 ET

SMART Modular Technologies Announces New e.MMC™ Product Family

Optimized for Automotive and Industrial Applications

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 14, 2013) - SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., a leading independent designer, manufacturer and supplier of value added subsystems including memory modules, flash memory cards and other solid state storage products, today announced an expansion of its flash based storage solution offerings with the addition of its new eMMC product family. 

Available in both industrial-temp (-40°C to +85°C) and extended-temp (-25°C to +85°C) versions, this new product family is comprised of two different BGA (ball-grid array) configurations. Customers can choose between a 100-ball, 1.0mm pitch package measuring 14mm x 18mm, or a 169-ball, 0.5mm pitch package measuring 12mm x 16mm. Both configurations are available in 8GB to 64GB densities.

Compliant to the JEDEC eMMC standard v4.5/4.51, SMART Modular eMMC products are manufactured in ISO-9001, ISO-14001 and TS-16949 certified facilities to the stringent requirements and certifications as mandated by automotive and industrial OEM's; such as AEC-Q100 compliance. SMART also adheres to PPAP BOM control and documentation requirements. 

NAND Flash memory has become the data storage technology of choice for automotive and industrial embedded applications. System designers seeking to incorporate NAND Flash in their products are challenged by the implementation of complex error correction codes (ECC) and data management algorithms necessary to utilize NAND Flash memory natively. SMART Modular eMMC products offer a cost-effective NAND Flash storage solution that simplifies system design by making the complexity of the underlying NAND Flash technology invisible to the host system. This enables easier design-in, reduced time-to-market, and simpler migration as NAND Flash technology scales.

System designs can benefit from additional features available in SMART's eMMC products such as: large boot partition size, configurable user area to pseudo-SLC mode, robust power loss protection and device health status reporting.

"SMART Modular is proud to introduce a line of eMMC products specifically designed for the automotive and industrial markets," said Alan Marten, President of the Memory Business Unit for SMART Modular Technologies. "By choosing SMART, customers get to leverage our deep expertise in Flash-based embedded product designs to meet the needs of the most demanding projects, combined with over 25 years of expertise at providing first class service and support."

SMART Modular eMMC products are available for sampling immediately, with volume production expected to begin in the first quarter of 2014. To request samples for the new eMMC product, please contact your SMART Modular regional sales manager found at http://smartm.com/contact/oem_sales.asp. For additional information on SMART's eMMC products, visit www.smartm.com/products/eMMC.asp.

SMART Modular Technologies will showcase its eMMC products at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, CA, booth #314. Exhibit hall hours are available on Wednesday, Aug. 14 from noon to 7 p.m. PT, as well as Thursday, Aug. 15 from noon to 2 p.m. PT. For more information about the Flash Memory Summit, please visit www.flashmemorysummit.com/.

About SMART Modular
SMART Modular is a technology leader in the design, development, and deployment of current and next-generation memory products. Combining leading-edge design and manufacturing with proven world-class support, SMART Modular leverages its deep expertise in DRAM, SRAM and Flash architectures with world-class board-layout design. SMART Modular delivers high-quality, high-reliability solutions to a broad customer base, including tier one computing and telecom OEMs as well as industrial, medical and automotive customers. In support of these designs, SMART Modular provides award-winning innovations in memory and embedded storage technologies. SMART Modular is part of the SMART family of global companies. See www.smartm.com for more information.

About SMART Worldwide Holdings
The SMART family of companies are leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of electronic subsystems for the most demanding OEMs around the world. 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. These industries include PC, enterprise and industrial servers, networking, telecom, defense, aerospace, gaming and embedded application markets. Taking innovations from the design stage through manufacturing and delivery, SMART Modular Technologies has developed a comprehensive memory product line that includes DRAM, SRAM, and Flash memory in various form factors. Through its new storage spinoff, SMART High Reliability Solutions, the company 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 international logistics, asset management and supply-chain management worldwide. See www.smartm.com for more information.

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