M-Systems Launches uDiskOnChip Embedded USB 2.0 Flash Storage

2/23/2005 - M-Systems (Nasdaq: FLSH) announced the availability of uDiskOnChip, USB 2.0 flash storage for the embedded market. uDiskOnChip merges M-Systems’ proven expertise in the USB 2.0 high-speed interface with its flash know-how in embedded systems to deliver the ideal storage solution for a vast array of markets such as thin clients, POS workstations, gaming, single board computers (SBCs) and telecom infrastructure equipment.

uDiskOnChip is an innovative solution that was developed specifically with embedded systems designers in mind. It addresses the increasing need for high-performance, uncompromising reliability, and security and encryption features - all in a cost-effective, plug-and-play device. A version with extended temperature ranges is also available for industrial-type applications that must reliably operate within environmental extremes.

“uDiskOnChip is already being designed successfully into numerous embedded systems,” said Amir Tirosh, general manager of M-Systems’ embedded division. “uDiskOnChip, the fastest solution in the market today, is truly an integration of M-Systems’ core competencies. Particularly when you consider the added value of our innovative security and encryption features, uDiskOnChip really does provide designers of embedded systems with an unprecedented flash offering for the embedded market.”

"With this new product, M-Systems has fused its unique position in embedded mass storage with its strong competence in USB flash drives," said Semico flash analyst Jim Handy. "Given the astronomical growth in use of the USB interface, Semico would not be surprised to see this device propel widespread future use of flash storage in embedded applications, especially those that endure an extreme operating temperature range."

uDiskOnChip features and benefits
uDiskOnChip is available in capacities of up to 2GB and draws on the best of M-Systems’ flash expertise and innovative technology to deliver the following added value benefits in a single device:

About M-Systems
M-Systems (NASDAQ: FLSH) 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 DiskOnChip products. For more information, please contact M-Systems at: www.m-systems.com.

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