SOURCE: SMART Modular Technologies

March 17, 2008 09:00 ET

SMART Modular Technologies Delivers Low Power and High Performance With Its XceedCF Line of Industrial-Grade CompactFlash

The Rugged XceedCF Products Provide Reliable, Low-Power Operation for Embedded Networking, Telecommunications, and Data Communications Applications.

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - SMART Modular Technologies (WWH), Inc. (SMART) (NASDAQ: SMOD), a leading independent manufacturer of memory modules, embedded computing subsystems, and TFT-LCD display products, announced today the release of its new XceedCF line of low-power high-performance CompactFlash products. The XceedCF products are ideal for use in mobile and embedded computing, medical, automotive, and industrial applications. This new industrial-grade RoHS-compliant product line is an extension of SMART's popular Xceed Flash family, which already includes the high-performance XceedUltra and low-power XceedLite solid state drives.

Available in densities from 64MB to 16GB, the new XceedCF cards are designed with the industry's best-in-class read and write speeds, satisfying the requirements of the ultra direct memory access (UDMA) protocol. Featuring high performance (47MB/s read/write) combined with low power (60mA read/write = 0.198 W), SMART's industrial-grade XceedCF cards are particularly well suited for embedded applications, such as housing embedded code, embedded storage, and boot code. Additionally, the entire Xceed Flash product line supports self-monitoring analysis and reporting technology (S.M.A.R.T.), which is designed to reduce field failures and unscheduled service maintenance operations. By providing an accurate forecast of the expected lifespan, S.M.A.R.T. enables a reliable monitoring application that efficiently supports the Xceed Flash product in the field and guarantees 24/7 service availability.

"SMART is focused on delivering the quality and reliability that OEMs require," said Alan Gulachenski, SMART's Senior Director of Advanced Memory Solutions Group. "The new XceedCF line of low-power, high-performance memory cards complements our growing portfolio of high-quality Flash options for industrial applications, which includes a broad range of form factors and densities."

Qualified for rugged applications, the XceedCF products function across 0 to 70 degrees C. As with all of SMART's industrial-grade Flash products, the XceedCF cards incorporate advanced static and dynamic wear-leveling algorithms for extending lifespan in the most demanding applications. SMART Flash products ensure 100% repeatability and reliable operation, yielding greater than 2 million program/erase cycles for most applications.

According to Web-Feet CEO Alan Niebel, industrial CompactFlash card sales will grow close to 40%, reaching 8 million units by 2012, up from 5.72 million units in 2007. "With the addition of its XceedCF high-performance CompactFlash cards, SMART is well positioned to take advantage of the expected growth in the industrial sector."

For more information 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 flash disk 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 http://www.smartm.com.

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    Joy Donohue
    SMART Modular Technologies
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