SMART Modular Announces Industry's First 32GB DDR4 NVDIMM-N

NEWARK, CA, August 9, 2016 — SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., a leader in specialty memory, storage and hybrid solutions including memory modules, Flash memory cards and other solid state storage products, today announced sample availability of its 32GB DDR4 NVDIMM-N, making it the highest density DDR4 NVDIMM-N module available in the industry. SMART will begin sampling at the end of August 2016. The new 32GB density significantly improves application performance making it ideal in server and storage environments.

NVDIMMs transform main DRAM memory into persistent memory, resulting in higher performing servers by allowing big data, transaction logs, and other latency and performance-sensitive data to be accessed at DRAM speeds without the risk of data loss. Rather than reading and writing data or transaction logs to traditional storage media such as SATA SSDs, PCIe NVMe SSDs, or HDDs, data can be written to and read from main memory without the risk of data loss due to any catastrophic power loss event. Server performance as measured by lower latency, higher IOPS, and greater endurance, all dramatically increase with the integration of NVDIMMs.

SMART's DDR4 NVDIMMs are targeted to support a wide range of industry-standard and OEM server and storage platforms such as Dell, HP Enterprise, Intel®, Lenovo™, Supermicro®, and others. SMART is also supporting DDR4 NVDIMM standardization work at JEDEC and through SNIA's NVDIMM SIG (Special Interest Group) as well.

SMART's DDR4 NVDIMMs with proprietary SafeStor™ technology have a unique, feature-rich, JEDEC-compliant command and control register interface which has been developed through many years of detailed work with customers. These NVDIMM modules also have an integrated DRAM and Flash controller with end-to-end data integrity protection, including internal CRC-32 and parity protection for FPGA SRAM. Backup power is provided by the host system through a JEDEC-standard 12V power rail or by a tethered Backup Power Module (BPM). SMART provides a wide variety of intelligent tethered BPM options to support NVDIMM integration.

Applications where response time is critical will greatly benefit with the persistent tier of byte-addressable memory that SMART's NVDIMMs provide. The new high-density 32GB module expands SMART's current NVDIMM offering of 4GB, 8GB and 16GB densities giving customers a host of options.

SMART will be highlighting the performance advantages of its NVDIMMs in the datacenter which can be seen at several in-booth presentations during the Flash Memory Summit being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, August 9-11, 2016. These presentations can be seen during exhibition hours at SMART's booth #627 on Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 6. See the Flash Memory Summit web site for a full schedule of events.

For more information on SMART's NVDIMMs please visit www.smartm.com/NVDIMM or contact a SMART sales professional near you.

About SMART Modular Technologies
SMART Modular Technologies is a global leader in specialty memory, storage and hybrid solutions serving the electronics industry for over 25 years. SMART Modular delivers solutions to a broad customer base, including OEMs in computing, networking, communications, storage, mobile and industrial markets. Focused on providing extensive customer-specific design capabilities, technical support and value-added testing services, SMART collaborates closely with their global OEM customers throughout their design process and across multiple projects to create memory, storage and hybrid solutions for demanding applications with differentiated requirements. Taking innovations from the design stage through manufacturing and supply, SMART Modular has developed a comprehensive product line comprised of DRAM, Flash and hybrid memory technologies across various form factors. See www.smartm.com for more information.

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Contact:
Arthur Sainio
SMART Modular Technologies
(510) 624-8126
arthur.sainio@smartm.com