Smart Modular Technologies' Guardian(TM) Technology Selected by Flash Memory Summit
2011 as a Best of Show Award Winner
Recognized for Most Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Business Application
NEWARK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/15/11 -- SMART Modular Technologies (WWH), Inc. ("SMART" or the "Company")
(NASDAQ: SMOD), a leading independent manufacturer of solid-state storage products and memory modules, announced that
its Guardian technology has been chosen by the Flash Memory Summit as a Best of Show award winner for 2011 in the
category of Most Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Business Application. The annual Best of Show awards are the premier
opportunity for industry recognition of innovative products and solutions, and how they are being used in the marketplace.
In order to maximize value in the datacenter, today's enterprise applications require faster I/O performance and demand high
endurance from enterprise-class solid-state drives (SSDs). SMART's Guardian technology is a portfolio of unique intellectual
property (IP) for enterprise SSDs, delivering enterprise-level endurance, performance, reliability, and value with cost-effective
MLC flash. Guardian technology consists of three key elements: FlashGuard™, EverGuard™, and DataGuard™ technologies.
"We were very excited about introducing Guardian technology to the industry, and are honored that it is being recognized by
the Flash Memory Summit Awards Committee," said John Scaramuzzo, SMART's Senior Vice President and General Manager,
Storage Business Unit. "Guardian technology allows our SSDs to benefit from an unsurpassed combination of performance,
endurance, reliability and value. We are very pleased that it is getting such a wonderful reception in the industry."
Winning products were judged by a panel of industry experts who evaluated each nomination according to the following criteria:
q Distinctiveness of the application, technology, or product
q Central use of flash memory as a solution or innovation
q Technical and business significance to the general marketplace
The Flash Memory Summit Awards Committee had the challenge of selecting the Best of Show Flash Memory Business
Application Innovation," said Tom Coughlin, Summit Chairperson and President of Coughlin Associates. "We are proud to
select SMART's Guardian Technology which delivers the innovation of extending the native endurance of standard MLC flash
based SSDs from less than 1 capacity write per day to 10 capacity writes per day for a period of five years."
SMART was honored at the Flash Memory Summit Awards evening reception in the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday, August 10.
For a complete list of all the Flash Memory Summit Best of Show awards winners, visit www.flashmemorysummit.com.
SMART is a leading independent designer, manufacturer and supplier of electronic subsystems to original equipment
manufacturers, or OEMs. SMART offers more than 500 standard and custom products to OEMs engaged in the computer,
enterprise, industrial, networking, gaming, telecommunications, defense, aerospace and embedded application markets.
Taking innovations from the design stage through manufacturing and delivery, SMART has developed a comprehensive
memory product line that includes DRAM, SRAM, and Flash memory in various form factors. SMART also offers high
performance, high capacity solid state drives, or 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
www.smartm.com/optimus for more information.
About Flash Memory Summit
Flash Memory Summit is the only conference dedicated entirely to flash memory and its applications. It is intended for system
designers, analysts, hardware and software engineers, product marketing and marketing communications specialists, and
engineering and marketing managers. It features forums, half-day tutorials, paper and panel sessions, and expert tables.
Subjects include harsh environments, laptops, enterprise storage system applications, consumer products, performance,
product design, caching methods, design methods, software, new technologies, market research, testing and reliability, and
security. The Summit also includes exhibits of the latest products and product awards.
For more information, visit www.flashmemorysummit.com
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provides extensive capabilities in all aspects of technical conference management. Conference ConCepts develops and
produces events both on its own, and in partnership with associations, corporations, and publishers. The skill sets of the
company's employees and contractors, representing over 200 cumulative years of experience, enables Conference ConCepts
to offer clients a choice of services, ranging from assistance with a single aspect of a conference to the complete development
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