SOURCE: Unigen Corporation

Unigen Corporation

November 02, 2009 08:00 ET

Unigen Corporation to Manufacture Enterprise SSD Products Based on SandForce SSD Processors

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - November 2, 2009) - Unigen Corporation, a leading global designer and manufacturer of memory, flash and wireless modules, today announced it is joining forces with SandForce, and will manufacture NAND Flash-based Enterprise SSDs (Solid State Drives) based on the award-winning SandForce SF-1000 Processor Family.

"The synergies between both companies make perfect sense in this collaboration. Unigen is experienced in the manufacturing of SSDs while SandForce is focused on introducing breakthrough SSD Processors for mainstream Enterprise storage solutions," said Paul W. Heng, President and CEO of Unigen Corporation.

Unigen plans to offer SSDs based on both the SandForce SF-1500 and SF-1200 SSD Processors with a product portfolio that delivers feature and performance leadership across a range of categories. These products will provide optimal storage media solutions in terms of reliability, performance, and power efficiency for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the server, storage, networking and industrial segments.

The new low-power Unigen Enterprise SSDs will come in standard 2.5-inch form factors with both 3Gb/s SATA, and 6Gb/s SAS interfaces. The SSDs will be available in capacities ranging from 32GB to 512GB.

"Unigen's excellence in manufacturing, quality, outstanding testing capabilities and customer relationships positions them to become a leading supplier of high quality Enterprise SSDs for the premier OEM market, and we are excited to support Unigen as an adopter of the SandForce technology," said Thad Omura, VP of Marketing at SandForce.

About Unigen

Unigen is a leader in the design and manufacture of OEM memory, wired and wireless communication, and flash memory solutions. Unigen supplies silicon, modules, and services to leading clients in the PC, server, networking, telecommunication, imaging, medical, defense, and mobile computing industries. Unigen's core competency is the design and manufacture of precise and complex standard and customer module products. Unigen services include contract manufacturing and assembly, worldwide product distribution, supply chain management, testing, prototyping, product assurance, and post sales support. Unigen is headquartered in Fremont, Calif., and operates state-of-the-art, ISO 9001 certified SMT manufacturing and design facilities. Unigen owns and controls additional manufacturing, design, and sales centers throughout Asia and a worldwide network of manufacturer's representatives. For more information, visit our web site at http://www.unigen.com

About SandForce

SandForce is transforming data storage by pioneering the use of commodity Flash memory in enterprise and client computing applications with its innovative SSD (Solid State Drive) Processors. By delivering unprecedented reliability, performance, and energy efficiency, SSDs based on patent-pending SandForce DuraClass technology unleash the full potential for mass-market adoption of SSDs using NAND Flash memory. Founded in 2006, SandForce is funded by leading venture capital investors and first tier storage companies. For more information, visit SandForce at www.sandforce.com.

SandForce, the SandForce logo, DuraClass, DuraWrite, and RAISE are trademarks of SandForce, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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