SOURCE: SMART Modular Technologies

SMART Modular Technologies

October 20, 2009 09:00 ET

SMART Modular Technologies' Solid-State Drives Selected by Harris for F/A-18 Upgrade Program

Solid-State Drives to Be Used for in-Flight File Server Application

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2009) - SMART Modular Technologies (WWH), Inc. ("SMART" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: SMOD), a leading independent manufacturer of memory modules, solid state drives, embedded computing subsystems, and TFT-LCD display products, today announced that it has been selected by Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) to provide solid-state drives (SSDs) for use in its Mass Storage Unit (MSU) program. The new MSU, which is part of a larger F/A-18 program, is the first of a new family of avionics file servers.

"The MSU enhances our ability to provide significant file storage for in-flight applications on the F/A-18 platform," explained Steve Cook, Program Manager for the Harris Government Communications Systems Division. "The increased capacity and performance of today's SLC NAND flash drives allow us to support a broader range of applications with data consolidated from multiple sources. Coupled with their high reliability and long service life, today's advanced SSDs from SMART Modular Technologies are an excellent fit for our application."

Harris selected SMART's XceedSecure 2.5" SATA SSD for the in-flight file server application. XceedSecure high-performance SSDs range in capacity from 32GB to 256GB and include EraSure® technology, which is secure erase features that comply with current military data-elimination standards.

"SMART is well-known for its highly reliable, industrial-grade SSD solutions," said Frank Perezalonso, SMART's Vice President and General Manager of SSD Defense Products. "The Harris MSU is an excellent example of the new uses for our SSDs in on-board applications. We are very pleased that Harris selected SMART and look forward to working with them on the MSU program."

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. Under its Adtron brand, SMART also offers high performance, high capacity solid-state drives for enterprise, defense/aerospace, industrial automation, medical, and transportation markets. SMART's Display and Embedded 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 may 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," "project," "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, the size and growth rate of the military/aerospace market for SSDs, the market for the Company's products, and product performance and quality.

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, design, production or manufacturing difficulties, competitive factors, failure to meet protocols or MIL qualification, new products and technological changes, fluctuations in product prices and raw material costs, dependence upon third-party vendors (including the performance of their products supplied to the Company), 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, Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended November 28, 2008, Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended February 27, 2009, Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended May 29, 2009, and Schedule TO filed on August 27, 2009. Such risk factors as outlined in our periodic report filings and Schedule TO may not constitute all factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in any forward-looking statement.

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.

Contact Information

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    Joy Donohue
    SMART Modular Technologies
    (978) 805-2164
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