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SMART Modular Technologies Expands Lineup of DDR3 CoolFlex(TM) RDIMMs With New 24GB Version Targeted to Increase Memory Capacity in Servers by 50 Percent

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwired - May 8, 2013) - SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., a leading independent designer, manufacturer and supplier of value added subsystems including memory modules, flash memory cards and other solid state storage products, today announced the addition of a 24GB CoolFlex RDIMM to its product lineup. The 24GB DDR3-1333 1.35V RDIMM helps solve unique memory capacity constraints in servers. SMART's CoolFlex module product family uses state-of-the-art flexible substrate technology to increase system memory capacity.

Servers configured with two processors and sixteen registered DIMMs are generally limited to a maximum memory capacity of 256GB. When using 16GB DDR3-1333 RDIMMs these systems can be fully populated. However, when switching to 32GB four-rank RDIMMs, the maximum number of DIMMs per Channel (DPC) drops down to one. A system configured with two channels per processor and four DIMMs per channel can only be populated with one 32GB RDIMM per channel for a total memory capacity of 128GB. SMART's new 24GB Coolflex RDIMM solves this constraint by allowing these systems to be fully populated with sixteen 24GB RDIMMs totaling 384GB and representing a 50% increase in memory capacity.

CoolFlex is a proven technology that helps increase memory density, reduce costs, and leverage multi-source DRAM supply chains with highly reliable, high-speed, thermally enhanced DDR3 RDIMMs. By combining CoolFlex and DDR3 technologies, SMART Modular offers OEMs a practical and cost-effective high-density solution that provides superior signal integrity performance versus standard PCB options.

"SMART Modular has extensive experience providing leading-edge, high-density solutions to Tier 1 OEMs around the world," stated Mike Rubino, SMART Modular's Vice President of Engineering. "This new 24GB RDIMM takes advantage of our strengths in printed circuit board and high-speed design capabilities."

"With increasing data demands, our customers need a solution that will increase memory capacity and application performance while reducing power consumption," said Jim Ganthier, Vice President, Marketing and Operations, Industry Standard Servers and Software, HP. "Utilizing SMART technology within the HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 server ensures users have an efficient system with expanded compute power for maximum performance."

Customers ordering the HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 server from HP can request their system to be configured with 24GB CoolFlex RDIMMs from SMART. For customers who already have the HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 system and want to upgrade using the 24GB RDIMMs, the ordering part numbers are listed below.

SMART Part Number

HP Part Number

24GB PC3L-10600 REGECC 3-rank x4

For more information please visit www.smartm.com.

About SMART Modular Technologies
SMART Modular is a technology leader in the design, development, and deployment of current and next-generation memory products. Combining leading-edge design and manufacturing with proven world-class support, SMART Modular leverages its deep expertise in DRAM, SRAM and Flash architectures with world-class board-layout design. SMART Modular delivers high-quality, high-reliability solutions to a broad customer base, including tier one computing and telecom OEMs. In support of these designs, SMART Modular provides award-winning innovations in memory and embedded storage technologies. SMART Modular is part of the SMART family of global companies. See www.smartm.com for more information.

About SMART 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, 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.