M-Systems Licenses USB Flash Drive Intellectual Property to U.S. OEM

12/4/2003 - M-Systems (Nasdaq: FLSH), the leading developer and innovator of the Smart DiskOnKey platform, has entered into a licensing agreement with U.S. OEM Inc. The agreement grants U.S. OEM access to implement products based on M-Systems' USB flash drive intellectual property creating solutions for top tier clientele including Gateway, Micron, e-Machines and Alienware among others.

"We are pleased companies realize DiskOnKey is the defacto USB flash drive device and elect to license our intellectual property," said Blaine Phelps, director of worldwide marketing for M-Systems' DiskOnKey Business Unit. "The agreement with U.S. OEM demonstrates M-Systems' ability to provide an array of custom business solutions from designing the best-of-breed USB flash storage options to a variety of licensing programs meeting today's unique market environments."

"In order to provide our customers with quality solutions, it was essential to reach an agreement with M-Systems for their USB flash drive intellectual property," said Russell Holloway, chief financial officer of U.S. OEM Inc. "We are very happy they have accepted us into their licensing program."

About M-Systems' Smart DiskOnKey Platform
The Smart DiskOnKey platform is comprised of unique patented solutions offering top tier 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 award-winning DiskOnKey product line offers the fastest data transfer speeds combined with trusted quality, reliability, ease-of-use and assurance that information will be secured. Furthermore, M-Systems' Smart DiskOnKey platform offers partners unparalleled computing capability with the flexibility to extend the use of the device beyond simple storage to meet any variety of requirements. M-Systems' patented flash management software, True Flash File System (TrueFFS), is an integral component to the Smart DiskOnKey platform. TrueFFS transparently provides full flash media management offering unsurpassed data integrity and assurance.

About U.S. OEM
U.S. OEM is a leader in custom computer components, principally for original equipment manufacturers. U.S. OEM products utilize best-in-class materials to produce the highest level of quality possible. Employing designers, engineers, and marketing professionals, U.S. OEM has the capability to develop any specialized product need for clients. As a minority owned small business, clients receive maximum credit on GSA Schedule purchases when utilizing U.S. OEM products. Contact Andy Haynes, Corporate Communications for U.S. OEM, at Tel. 615-778-0546, FAX 615-778-0205, ahaynes@us-oem.com.

About M-Systems
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®, DiskOnKey® and Fast Flash Disk (FFDTM) product families. For more information, please contact M-Systems at www.m-sys.com.

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