12/4/2002 - M-Systems, a leader in flash-based data storage products, announced a partnership with optical media leader Verbatim Limited. By tapping DiskOnKey Technology, Verbatim has entered the USB keychain device market with the Store 'n' Go branded DiskOnKey. The device will be offered in 32, 64, 128 and 256MB capacities through Verbatim's distribution and retail channels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
"We are constantly tracking the pulse of the market and have realized the keychain storage market has gained notoriety and is maturing at a phenomenal rate," said Kevin Jefcoate, director of marketing and product management, Verbatim. "We recognize the technological advances of M-Systems' DiskOnKey Technology and believe it is the ideal device to meet the demands of our customers. We are looking forward to developing this relationship with M-Systems and to being affiliated with industry-leading technology."
M-Systems has implemented DiskOnKey Technology's unparalleled computing performance into its entire line of USB keychain storage devices. DiskOnKey Technology is a unique patented solution offering OEMs and partners the option to choose from M-Systems' existing product line or to design their own form factor while still using M-Systems' internal architecture. The Company's heritage as a technology innovator continues with the development of compelling applications and solutions including KeySafe security and a Software Developer's Kit (SDK) allowing developers to design unique applications for the device.
"M-Systems' DiskOnKey Technology is leading the USB keychain storage category to new heights and partnering with Verbatim continues to strengthen our position in the market," said Blaine Phelps, worldwide marketing manager, M-Systems' DiskOnKey Division. "We are confident that our patented technology will continue to drive the industry through valuable partnerships like Verbatim."
The DiskOnKey product line offers award-winning quality, reliability and assurance that information will be secured. M-Systems substantiates this claim by submitting the DiskOnKey and DiskOnKey Pro to rigorous testing for reliability and durability earning Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Testing Lab (WHQL) certification as well as receiving the certified-USB logo set by the USB-IF.
Verbatim, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., is an industry-leading provider of optical media recording solutions offering a full line of storage technologies including MO and CD/DVD products. As a customer driven company, Verbatim has gained a reputation for understanding the needs of the market and adding considerable product value above that of its competitors often establishing new media technology. Verbatim's commitment to quality is required of partners translating into consistent product performance and reliability.
M-Systems (Nasdaq: FLSH) is a leader and innovator of flash-based data storage products known as flash disks. M-Systems' flash disks provide the functionality of a mechanical hard drive in a silicon chip. M-Systems' products are based on its patented TrueFFS® technology and target applications in a vast array of markets, including connected devices, mobile, and telecom. M-Systems' products include the DiskOnChip®, DiskOnKeyTM and Fast Flash Disk (FFDTM) product families.
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