SMART Storage Systems Expands Operations in Asia

Company Opens New R&D Facility in Singapore

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NEWARK, CA--(Marketwired - May 29, 2013) - SMART Storage Systems, Inc., an innovative enterprise solid-state drive (SSD) technology provider, today announced that the company has expanded its operations in Asia with the opening of a new research and development (R&D) facility in Singapore.

"Enterprise adoption of SSD technology is increasing rapidly as organizations seek ways to improve data center and cloud application performance that allow them to service exponential storage growth with ever faster time-to-data requirements. This is driving the need for greater innovation of both hardware and software technologies to overcome IT challenges," said John Scaramuzzo, president of SMART Storage Systems. "Our new facility not only allows us to leverage the vast knowledgebase held in Singapore to spur innovation and usher in a new era of flash storage, but also enables us to better identify and meet the needs of organizations throughout Asia."

The new Singapore R&D office allows SMART Storage Systems to have a more broad reach to top enterprise storage talent throughout Asia, enabling it to drive innovation by combing approaches currently being worked on globally. The new Singapore office is SMART Storage Systems' sixth dedicated facility, joining the company's corporate headquarters in Newark, Calif.; a high-volume manufacturing facility in Penang, Malaysia; and R&D facilities in Chandler, Ariz., Westford, Mass. and Longmont, Colo. The company also has sales and channel support operations throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

For more information about SMART Storage Systems, please visit http://www.smartstoragesys.com, the company's blog at http://www.smartstoragesys.com/company/blog.asp, find us on Twitter under the handle @SMARTSSD or on YouTube, or connect with us on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/smart-storage-systems.

About SMART Storage Systems
SMART Storage Systems is a technology leader in the design, development and deployment of current and next-generation enterprise solid-state storage products. Combining leading-edge, enterprise-class design and proven world-class support, SMART Storage Systems leverages its deep expertise in Flash and enterprise storage technology. SMART Storage Systems delivers high-quality, high-reliability solutions to a broad customer base including tier one storage and server OEMs. In support of these designs, SMART Storage Systems provides award-winning innovations in solid-state storage technology, such as NAND high-endurance Guardian™ technology, to a variety of customers in the enterprise storage, enterprise server, data center, defense and industrial markets. SMART Storage Systems is part of the SMART family of global companies. See www.smartstoragesys.com for more information.

About SMART Worldwide Holdings
The SMART family of global 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 storage, enterprise server, data center, 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 for more information.

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