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SMART Modular Technologies

July 11, 2013 11:00 ET

SMART Modular Technologies Expands Operations in Asia

Company Opens New R&D Center in Taiwan With Focus on Applications Requiring Robust High Performance Memory Products

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 11, 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 that the company has expanded its operations in Asia with the opening of a new research and development (R&D) facility in Taiwan.

"SMART's Center for Advanced Memory Product Design in Asia leverages the high-tech and knowledgeable New Taipei City workforce to develop cutting-edge solutions for our customers worldwide," said Alan Marten, Senior Vice President, SMART Modular Technologies, Inc. & President, Memory Business Unit. "SMART's new facility will also enhance our ability to co-develop products with partners in support of new generation memory technologies while helping to accelerate time-to-market."

The new Taiwan R&D center will develop SMART's product portfolio of advanced, integrated memory solutions while leading its penetration into new markets and applications that require robust, high performance memory products in the automotive, medical and industrial markets.

With the opening of this new R&D facility, SMART has expanded its global footprint to nine dedicated locations. Beyond its Worldwide Headquarters in Newark, CA, SMART has locations in Irvine, CA, Tewksbury, MA, Austin, TX, Scotland, UK, Seoul, Korea, Penang, Malaysia and Sao Paulo, Brazil covering new product development, memory engineering, advanced package engineering, logistics and distribution, and high volume manufacturing.

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About SMART Modular Technologies
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. 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 for more information.

About SMART 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 23 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. SMART Storage Systems offers high-performance, high-capacity SSDs for enterprise, defense, aerospace, industrial automation, medical, and transportation 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 for more information.

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