11/26/2003 - M-Systems (Nasdaq: FLSH), a leader in flash-based data storage products, announced that ARM (LSE: ARM and Nasdaq: ARMHY) is now supporting Mobile DiskOnChip as the standard boot and local storage device within the Versatile Platform Baseboard, the latest product in the ARMTM RealViewTM Versatile family of hardware development solutions.
The ARM hardware development solution, which consists of the RealView IntegratorTM family and the RealView Versatile family, is used by leading hardware and software vendors to reduce development time for products based on ARM microprocessors. Mobile DiskOnChip is used as the boot device on the Versatile Platform Baseboard and it provides up to 64 megabytes (512 megabits) of reliable, high performance flash disk capacity. Optimized for mobile products, Mobile DiskOnChip enables multimedia and a variety of other applications with only minimal integration efforts, thereby saving valuable time-to-market.
"M-Systems' DiskOnChip technology enables us to offer an optimized solution to our partners that is based on NAND flash, which is becoming increasingly more important in mobile architectures due to performance and capacity benefits," said Mark Snook, product manager for RealView Hardware Platforms at ARM. "Mobile DiskOnChip, with its high performance, reliability and low-power consumption, provides the ARM Connected Community with proven, advanced flash technology for their mobile applications."
"ARM's support of DiskOnChip further validates its leading position in the market. We are delighted that they are giving customers the ability to benefit from our flash disk expertise optimized for the mobile market," said Dan Inbar, M-Systems' associate vice president for the mobile market. "We view our cooperation with ARM as a long-term commitment to serving the high-end mobile market, providing our customers with the DiskOnChip advantage of high-performance, unmatched reliability and ease of integration."
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 TrueFFSTM technology and target applications in a vast array of markets, including connected devices, mobile and telecom. M-Systems' products include the DiskOnChipTM, DiskOnKeyTM and Fast Flash Disk (FFDTM) product families. For more information, please contact M-Systems at www.m-sys.com.
ARM and RealView are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. Integrator is a trademark of ARM Limited. "ARM" is used to represent ARM Holdings plc (LSE: ARM and Nasdaq: ARMHY); its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM INC; ARM KK; ARM Korea Ltd; ARM Taiwan; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; and ARM Belgium N.V.
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