San Jose, CA – April 11, 2005:
Witnessing growing interest in its SLC-based Flash solutions for industrial applications, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., the leader in advanced semiconductor technology, is fortifying its relationships with major solid-state storage suppliers whose use of Samsung SLC technology has made Samsung the leading memory supplier across the industrial sector.
Samsung’s SLC NAND Flash technology provides enhanced performance and proven industrial-grade reliability for embedded and industrial applications. SLC NAND Flash memory is faster, higher performing, more power-efficient, and will last up to ten times as long as competing multi-level cell Flash memory. Its overall value has enabled it to replace rotating hard drive technology in many applications within the telecommunications, military, medical, aerospace and automotive market segments. .
“We have long understood the importance of SLC technology in satisfying the needs of the industrial sector for greater durability, increased longevity and high processing speeds. Our SLC NAND Flash has proven to be critical in enabling our customers’ storage solutions for a wide range of data-intensive applications from battlefield computers and corporate storage area networks to voting kiosks, medical diagnostic equipment and ticketing machines,” said Tom Quinn, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Samsung Semiconductor.
“Samsung’s strong leadership role in SLC technology has assisted SiliconSystems in developing its patented SiliconDrive technology that provides one of the highest performance industrial-grade solid-state storage solutions in the marketplace. Our enterprise system OEM customers demand robust, industry-leading storage solutions tailored to their requirements – not a product that has been adapted from the high-volume consumer electronics market. Samsung’s SLC technology helps enable SiliconSystems to meet these market requirements,” said Michael Hajeck, founder and CEO at SiliconSystems.
Alan Niebel, CEO, Web-Feet Research, Inc, said “The industrial market is growing at a steady pace and we’re seeing that performance and reliability demands will continue to drive customers to SLC technology as the memory of choice for industrial and embedded applications.”
The enterprise system OEM storage market is expected to approach $2.6 billion by 2008, according to Web-Feet, and is growing at an annual growth rate 48.1 percent.About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2004 parent company sales of US$55.2 billion and net income of US$10.3 billion. Employing approximately 123,000 people in 93 offices in 48 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing brands, Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com