M-Systems Integrates Diskonchip with Accelent Schema Development Suite

5/19/2003 - M-Systems (Nasdaq: FLSH), a leader in flash disk data storage products, has become a member of the Accelent Alliance and is incorporating DiskOnChip® flash disk support, TrueFFS® drivers and advanced software tools in Schema Development SuiteTM. Accelent Systems Inc. established the Accelent Alliance, a community of companies offering products and services to the embedded device market that support the Microsoft Windows CE .NET embedded operating system and Pocket PC platform. The power behind Accelent Systems’ new alliance program enables the members to get a “jump start” on emerging applications – without the overhead of additional resources. This is achieved by:

Accelent Systems created Schema Development Suite to streamline the traditional device development. Schema Development Suite, a tool consisting of over 100 device drivers and hardware reference material for multiple device designs, accelerates the development process –quickly and easily facilitating the creation of Board Support Packages (BSPs) for products of tomorrow.

According to Albert McCabe, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Accelent Systems, “M-Systems is a strong Accelent Alliance member, and DiskOnChip is a valuable addition to the Schema Development Suite. M-Systems’ technologies allowing an easy to use low cost NAND based solutions have been proven time and again with a wide variety of significant product wins in the market. We strive to provide our customers with a development solution that incorporates the most innovative technologies the market offers. We believe that including M-Systems’ data storage solution in Schema Development Suite increases functionality and, ultimately, customer satisfaction.”

"The Accelent Alliance is a great way for M-Systems to share and benefit from collective expertise on the Windows CE .NET and Pocket PC platforms," said Scott Horn, director of the Embedded and Appliance Platforms Group at Microsoft Corp. "Through the alliance, M-Systems will have the opportunity to collaborate on and accelerate solutions that enable OEMs to rapidly and cost-effectively build mobile and small-footprint devices."

“Accelent Systems is a significant partner for M-Systems in the mobile development market,” states Yuval Sofer, Associate Vice President of Business Development “Schema Development Suite enables OEMs to quickly and easily bring their Windows CE .NET-based and Pocket PC mobile designs to market - with lower risk and development costs. We are excited for the opportunities this collaboration yields”

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.

About Accelent Systems
As a leading enabler of embedded devices, independent OMAPTM Technology Center, an Intel® PCA Developer Network Charter member and Gold-level member of Microsoft's Windows Embedded Partner Program, Accelent Systems provides proven solutions for rapidly developing robust Microsoft Windows CE .NET, Pocket PC, Pocket PC Phone Edition, Smartphone, TI OMAPTM, Intel XScaleTM and ARM® processor based products. With Accelent Systems' software, development platforms and professional services, Accelent provides customers with a means to expedite time-to-market at less cost and risk than traditional development methods. For more information, visit Accelent Systems at www.accelent.com.

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