ULLtraDIMM(TM) Wins Flash Memory Summit 2013 Best of Show Award

Leading Enterprise Storage and Flash Industry Awards Program Recognizes ULLtraDIMM for Innovative Design and Reduction in Storage Latency

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NEWARK, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 15, 2013) - SMART Storage Systems, Inc., an innovative enterprise solid-state drive (SSD) technology provider, today announced that the ULLtraDIMM™ SSD was named a Flash Memory Summit 2013 Best of Show award winner in the Most Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Business Application category. The ULLtraDIMM SSD was selected by a panel of industry experts for its innovative design and reduction in storage latency.

"The ULLtraDIMM SSD is a revolutionary step forward in enterprise storage technology," said John Scaramuzzo, president of SMART Storage Systems. "The ULLtraDIMM SSD represents the final frontier in storage latency enabling flash-based solutions to reach near-DRAM performance, benefiting a variety of storage applications. Winning this Best of Show award validates our vision for the ULLtraDIMM, as well as our position as a technology leader in the rapidly growing enterprise SSD market."

The ULLtraDIMM SSD leverages Diablo Technologies' Memory Channel Storage™ (MCS™) architecture to connect flash directly to the CPU through the memory channel resulting in low, consistent latency. This benefits various applications like high frequency trading, cloud computing, virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and Big Data analytics. Equipped with SMART Storage Systems' Guardian™ Technology Platform, which also won the Best of Show award for the same category in 2011, the ULLtraDIMM achieves up to 10 drive writes per day (DWPD) for five years while using 19nm consumer-grade multi-level cell (MLC) flash. The ULLtraDIMM SSD is available in 200GB and 400GB modules and scales performance linearly without impacting latency.

Flash Memory Summit's annual Best of Show awards showcase the leading storage and flash technologies in four categories with products being evaluated for the distinctiveness of the application, technology or product; central use of flash memory as a solution of innovation; and, technical and business significance to the general marketplace. For a complete list of all the Flash Memory Summit Best of Show awards winners, visit www.flashmemorysummit.com.

For more information on ULLtraDIMM or SMART Storage Systems, please visit the company's website at http://www.smartstoragesystems.com/products/ulltradimm.asp, the company's blog at http://www.smartstorageblog.com, find us on Twitter at @SMARTSSD, 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 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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