M-Systems' Smart DiskOnKey Delivers Speedy Data Integrity, Security

6/18/2003 - M-Systems' (Nasdaq: FLSH) Smart DiskOnKey platform, the defacto standard of USB flash drive technology, has increased ease-of-use and performance with the fourth generation DOK T4 ASIC. The new technology offers unsurpassed processor speeds of 9MB read and 7MB write, the fastest USB 2.0 drive speeds currently available on the market. In addition to higher speeds, DOK T4 also supports Smart DiskOnKey's privacy capabilities and offers the choice of heightened encrypted security. The encryption capability, designed by M-Systems' Fortress Security division, is initiated through the DOK T4's advanced cryptographic acceleration engine. The enhanced security offers unrivaled data protection that includes DES/Triple DES, SHA-1 and RSA PKI encryption.

"While the DiskOnKey device has introduced the world to portable keychain storage and increased storage capacities that now even challenge CD-recordables, innovations like the Smart DiskOnKey platform featuring DOK T4 will push the category to the next level," said Blaine Phelps, director of worldwide marketing for M-Systems' DiskOnKey Business Unit. "The Smart DiskOnKey platform is a major step to the continuing evolution of the USB flash drive category. This is evident by simultaneously offering increased performance, data assurance, application development, hardware development and now with higher storage capacities rivaling CD-recordable with the 768MB DiskOnKey device."

At the core of the ASIC lies the powerful ARM 7 32-bit RISC processor providing 45 MIPS (millions of instructions per second) at a clock speed of 50MHz, enabling next-generation software applications and hardware extensions. The Company's firmware solutions offer partners extensive features including Fly-By algorithms, security/encryption and tamper proof technology for preventing unauthorized access. In addition, partners have the option to customize the firmware to their unique needs. M-Systems' patented flash management solution has also increased the industry standard 1-bit Error Correction Code (ECC), that is essential to data retention and integrity in flash technology. The DOK T4 increases error correction to an industry leading 4-bit ECC offering users unsurpassed data assurance.

The DOK T4 ASIC will be offered throughout the DiskOnKey product family and its available capacities of 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 768MB and 1GB. Additionally partners will also have the choice of implementing DOK T4 with either USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 formats. For more information about the Smart DiskOnKey platform please contact DiskOnKey sales at sales@diskonkey.com.

About M-Systems' Smart DiskOnKey Platform
The Smart DiskOnKey platform is a unique patented solution 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 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.

DiskOnKey products have been submitted 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. For availability and pricing, please visit www.diskonkey.com for product enhancements and upgrades.

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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