Motorola Selects M-Systems' Mobile DiskOnChip G3 Flash Disk

3/23/2004 - M-Systems (Nasdaq: FLSH) announced that Motorola's (NYSE: MOT) Personal Communications Sector (PCS) is utilizing the Mobile DiskOnChip G3 flash disk as the on-board multimedia memory solution within the A768 mobile handset.

M-Systems' Mobile DiskOnChip G3 is providing 64 megabytes of data storage within Motorola's latest dual mode, mobile smartphone, which was introduced into the China market before Spring Festival and is being snapped up as fast as it appears in stores around the country. It is also being introduced in the weeks to come in other Asian markets.

With this abundance of on-board memory, the Java technology Linux-based A768 handset can store and playback a variety of multimedia content including MP3s, digital still photos and up to one hour of accumulated video. The A768 also has a built-in Chinese and English dictionary, handwriting and speech recognition capability and can create, store and be used to display presentation, spreadsheet and word processing files.

"Inside the small and capability-rich package of our Motorola A768 smartphone, the Mobile DiskOnChip G3 flash disk from M-Systems provides a large amount of storage to enable a long list of features for users to enjoy," said Samuel Li, Director, Product Line Management, GSM High Tier Smartphone Product Group, Motorola Personal Communications Sector. "Mobile DiskOnChip G3 was selected ahead of competing solutions because of its small form factor, low cost, ease of integration and reliability."

"Mobile DiskOnChip G3, with its multi-level cell NAND flash and x2 technology, gives users of Motorola's A768 model all of the benefits of reliable, high performance on-board memory while enjoying advanced multimedia capabilities," said David Tolub, vice president and co-manager of M-Systems' DiskOnChip business unit. "We are pleased that Motorola, one of the leading mobile phone manufacturers in the world, chose to use our newest flash disk optimized for mobile devices."

About Mobile DiskOnChip G3
Mobile DiskOnChip G3, selected by EDN as one of the top 100 products of 2003, is a high-capacity NAND-based on-board multimedia memory solution. It is targeted specifically for multimedia mobile handsets and provides phone manufacturers with the latest in flash technology. Mobile DiskOnChip features high performance, unmatched reliability and an ultra thin controller and is equipped with a built-in boot block enabling it to completely replace legacy NOR devices within a smaller physical space and decrease overall expenditure on memory. Within feature rich handsets, Mobile DiskOnChip can be used to store both the operating system (OS) and application code, as well as user data such as still pictures, video content, personal information manager (PIM) content, games and music.

Currently, four out of five top tier handset manufacturers chose to integrate high-capacity, high-density Mobile DiskOnChip within their products. Additionally, two out of three top tier personal data assistants (PDAs) incorporate Mobile DiskOnChip to support the newest applications and functionality.

About Motorola
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is a global leader in wireless, broadband and automotive communications technologies that help make life smarter, safer, simpler, synchronized and fun. Sales in 2003 were U.S. $27.1 billion. Motorola creates innovative technological solutions that benefit people at home, at work and on the move. The company also is a progressive corporate citizen dedicated to operating ethically, protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which it does business. For more information:

About M-Systems
M-Systems designs, develops and markets innovative flash data storage solutions for digital consumer electronics markets. M-Systems primarily targets two fast-growing digital consumer electronics markets: the USB (universal serial bus) flash drive market with its DiskOnKey product and the multimedia mobile handset market with its Mobile DiskOnChip products. For more information, please contact M-Systems at

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