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SMART Modular Introduces DDR3 8GB Ultra Low Profile (ULP) "Planar" Mini-UDIMM

Innovative Module Design Reduces Cost by Doubling the Placements of Mainstream DRAMs on Standard PCB Material; The ULP Planar Mini-DIMM Expands SMART's Line of DDR3 High-Density Small Module Offerings and Is Ideal for Networking, Telecom and Industrial Ap

NEWARK, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/22/14 -- SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of specialty memory and storage solutions, including memory modules, flash memory cards and other memory and solid state storage products, today announced it has expanded its wide lineup of DDR3 small modules with a cost-effective 8GB ULP Planar Mini-UDIMM.

With its innovative design, SMART has doubled the number of DRAM placements to 18 on its ULP Planar Mini-DIMM which allows the use of mainstream cost-effective 4Gb DRAMs. The result is a high density solution contained in a small package effectively lowering the overall cost per module GB. Planar technology utilizes a PCB board that does not incorporate any DRAM stacking, dual die DRAM packages or a dual PCB structure. By comparison, industry standard VLP Mini-DIMMs have a maximum of nine DRAM placements. To achieve an 8GB density in a VLP form factor requires the use of DDP (dual die package) DRAMs, stacked DRAMs or 8Gb DDR3 monolithic DRAMs all of which add cost.

The Mini-UDIMM is one of the industry's most common module form factor used in networking, telecom, and industrial applications, and SMART's DDR3 Mini-DIMMs provide a number of key benefits to OEMs. These include ECC for applications processing data, applications needing extra power and ground pins for more robustness compared to SO-DIMMs, applications needing high density pluggable memory in small, height-constrained environments, and ruggedized applications with the use of latching Mini-DIMM sockets. Now OEMs can have all of these benefits at a reduced cost with SMART's ULP Planar Mini-UDIMM.

"SMART continuously strives to achieve cost savings for its OEM customers," stated Srida Joisa, SMART's Director of Corporate Business Development and DRAM Business Unit. "The 8GB ULP Planar Mini-UDIMM is another step in that direction, helping OEMs achieve their cost reduction goals for long life cycle applications."

SMART's 8GB ULP Planar Mini-UDIMM operates at DDR3-1600 1.35V. The ordering part number is SH1027ML351816SDU1. Samples and production quantities are available now. SMART's lineup of small form factor modules include all types of Mini-DIMMs, SO-DIMMs, XR-DIMMs, and VLP DIMMs available in commercial and industrial grades. Please contact a SMART representative or visit www.smartm.com for further information.

About SMART Modular Technologies
SMART Modular is a leader in the design, manufacture and supply of specialty memory and storage solutions. Combining leading-edge design and manufacturing with proven world-class support, SMART Modular leverages its deep expertise in DRAM and Flash architectures, with customer-specific design focus. SMART Modular delivers high-quality, high-reliability solutions to a broad customer base, including computing, networking and telecom OEMs as well as printer, storage, automotive, mobile and industrial customers. SMART Modular is part of the SMART family of global companies. See www.smartm.com for more information.

About SMART Worldwide Holdings
The SMART family of companies are leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of specialty memory and storage solutions for leading OEMs worldwide. The SMART companies have led the way over the past 25 years providing standard and custom products to today's leading global OEMs crossing all major electronic industries. These industries include computing, networking, mobile, telecom, printer, storage, automotive, communications and industrial electronics markets. Taking innovations from the design stage through manufacturing and supply, SMART Modular Technologies has developed a comprehensive product line comprised of DRAM and Flash memory technologies across various form factors. SMART High Reliability Solutions offers high-performance, high-capacity solid state drives ("SSDs") for defense, aerospace and industrial automation markets. SMART's presence in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America enables it to provide its customers with proven expertise in supply-chain management, international logistics and asset management worldwide. See www.smartm.com for more information.

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