Avnet Memec to Distribute Greenliant Systems' NANDrive, NAND Controller and
Specialty Flash Memory Products in Europe
POING, Germany – November 3, 2010 – Avnet Memec, the highly specialized semiconductor distributor of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has signed a pan-European distribution agreement with Greenliant Systems, a leader in energy-efficient, highly secure and reliable solid state storage products. Under the terms of this agreement, Avnet Memec will distribute Greenliant's complete range of NANDrive™, NAND Controller and specialty flash memory products in EMEA markets. The agreement will be effective immediately.
Flash memory plays a vital role in virtually every electronic device by retaining stored data even when the power is off. Greenliant's NANDrive™ product line consists of high-performance, fully-integrated solid state drives (SSD) that are well suited for mass storage in digital consumer, wireless, industrial, medical and networking system applications. Additional security features protect confidential information and provide complete integrated drive electronics (IDE) hard disk drive functionality in a small, space-saving ball grid array (BGA) package.
"Demand continues to rise in the embedded market for more compact, yet rugged SSD devices. Today's OEMs are looking for cost-effective solutions that meet customer requirements. Greenliant fulfills our customers' needs for protection, performance and price," said Steve Haynes, president of Avnet Memec EMEA.
"Our NANDrive solid state drive products have been very successful in the computing, networking and industrial markets," said Bing Yeh, CEO of Greenliant Systems. "With this European distribution agreement, we are expanding our partnership with Avnet Memec, who has traditionally provided unparalleled access to expert engineering, integrated solutions and post-sales support for the embedded marketplace."
Greenliant’s NANDrive contains an integrated ATA controller and NAND flash die in a multi-chip package and is designed for data storage in embedded and portable applications. It has a built-in microcontroller and file management firmware that communicates with ATA-standard interfaces, so the NANDrive does not require additional or proprietary host software such as Flash File System (FFS) and Memory Technology Driver (MTD) software. NANDrive products are available in capacities ranging from 512 MB to 32 GB and support industrial temperature ranges.
Greenliant’s high-performance NAND controllers provide high reliability, increased data integrity, powerful error correction capability, power-down protection and prolonged product life for data storage systems. Greenliant's specialty flash memory product offering consists of parallel flash with densities ranging from 512 Kbit to 32 Mbit as well as ComboMemory™, a single-package combination memory with up to 32 Mbits of NOR flash and 16 Mbits of PSRAM buffer. Based on SST’s patented SuperFlash® technology, Greenliant's parallel flash products offer high performance, superior reliability, low power consumption and small sector size. Greenliant’s ComboMemory is ideal for cell phones, handheld GPS devices, and other space- and power-constrained products.
About Greenliant Systems
By leveraging more than 20 years of solid state storage design expertise, Greenliant Systems is dedicated to developing energy-efficient, highly reliable and secure storage solutions for the embedded system, data center and mobile Internet markets. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California with product development in Silicon Valley, Beijing, Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park and Hsinchu Science Park, and sales teams in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about Greenliant Systems, please visit www.greenliant.com.
About Avnet Memec
Avnet Memec, a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, is a highly specialised semiconductor distributor, operating on a pan-European basis and employing a significant number of engineers to support customers' design efforts. Avnet Memec specialises in highly innovative suppliers and technologies, which will help a variety of customers to differentiate their designs. Its area of specialisation extends from Analog and Microcontrollers to RF, Datacom and Networking. The business unit operates out of 31 offices in 19 European countries and represents major semiconductor franchises on a pan-European basis. www.avnet-memec.eu
About Avnet, Inc.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 3, 2010, Avnet generated revenue of $19.16 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
Greenliant, the Greenliant logo, NANDrive, ComboMemory, SSF and CSF are trademarks of Greenliant Systems. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.