Thursday, September 11, 2008

SST Strengthens Leadership Position as Key Supplier of Firmware Hub Products For Intel-Based Embedded Ecosystem

SST Becomes Leading Supplier of 8- and 16-Mbit Devices for Intel-Based
Embedded Architecture Applications SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SST (Silicon
Storage Technology, Inc.) (Nasdaq: ), A leader in flash memory
technology, today announced a strategical program to go on its long-standing
status as a predominant provider of Firmware Hub (FWH) BIOS memory
components for Intel-based engineering applications. SST is committed to
supporting embedded customers' demands with both 8- and 16-Mbit FWH devices
through 2011 and possibly beyond. These device densenesses are expected to
address the bulk of the FWH used in the Intel P6 Architecture, Intel
NetBurst Architecture at the 130 nanometer and 90 nanometer processes, and the Intel Core
MicroArchitecture at the 65 nanometer process, during that drawn-out timeframe. SST established itself as a prima independent provider of FWH memory
devices in 2001, less than a twelvemonth after it became the first Intel licensee
to implement the FWH merchandises for Intel's 800 Series Hub Architecture
chipsets in March 2000. Although the industry have moved beyond FWH for
traditional consumer personal computer applications where shorter merchandise life rhythms are
typical, the FWH architecture goes on to boom for embedded platforms,
where five- to seven-year product life rhythms are the norm. With its
continued support of the FWH architecture for embedded applications, SST
will widen its leading place in FWH BIOS to more than than a decade. "We've always been a leader in BIOS as well as a memory device partner
for personal computer platforms. To that end, we are very pleased to be able to widen our
Firmware Hub merchandise offering for the adjacent respective years," said Alice Paul Lui,
senior frailty president, Memory and Particular Products Business Unit, SST. "As
the prima provider of 8- and 16-Mbit Firmware Hub memories to the
marketplace, we felt compelled to back up the industry's embedded
community." "Intel will go on to fabricate Intel processors for embedded
devices that lone boot via the Firmware Hub," said Joe Jensen, general
manager of Intel's Embedded Computer Science Group. "This is consistent with our
commitment to back up our embedded merchandises for a lower limit of seven years
and we desire to guarantee the embedded 'ecosystem' of the long-life
availability of Firmware Hub devices from a dependable provider such as as SST." The embedded application chopine for FWH include automotive
infotainment systems, gaming, medical, industrial control, communications,
wireless, black and white imagination and military/aerospace, to call a few. In a
majority of those applications, merchandise development often takes old age and
the consequent merchandise life modern times can widen beyond a half-dozen years. Thus, clients in these spheres necessitate to guarantee that constituents incorporated
into their embedded designings stay available and in reasonably high volume
for years. With SST as the prima provider of 8- and 16-Mbit FWH memories,
today's proclamation is that much more than important for the embedded system
design community. About SST's Firmware Hub Products SST's Firmware Hub flash memory merchandises integrate the proprietary
FWH interface communications protocol owned by Intel Corp. and are read-compatible to the
Intel 82802 Firmware Hub product. The Intel 82802 Firmware Hub is one of
the bits in Intel's 800 Series (810, 810e, 815e, 815ep, 820, 840 and 850)
Hub Architecture chipsets that optimizes the public presentation of computer
systems based on Intel's microprocessors. SST's 8-Mbit and 16-Mbit FWH devices are portion of the company's 49
Series merchandises and are based on the core characteristic set of SST's MPF
(Multi-Purpose Flash) series, a household that was created using the SST
SoftPartition uniform sector architecture and the simple CMOS-compatible
SuperFlash manufacturing process. Using the SoftPartition architecture of
the uniform 4-KByte sectors and uniform 64-KByte blocks, the 8- and
16-Mbit, 49 Series FWH merchandises let embedded system interior designers to have
better software system granularity, which betters memory utilization. This
improved memory use lets interior designers to suit the system BIOS and
video BIOS microcode in a littler denseness memory array than those of typical
flash memory devices without the SoftPartition capability. Therefore, the
SoftPartition-based 49 Series FWH merchandises enable the Intel 800 Series Hub
Architecture chipset to heighten the system public presentation while reducing the
overall system cost. About Silicon Storage Technology, Inc. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, SST designs, fabricates and
markets a diversified scope of memory and non-memory products for high
volume applications in the digital consumer, networking, wireless
communications and Internet computer science markets. Leveraging its proprietary,
patented SuperFlash technology, SST is a prima supplier of nonvolatile
memory solutions with merchandise households that include assorted densenesses of
high functionality flash memory constituents and flash mass storage products. The Company also offers its SuperFlash engineering for embedded applications
through its wide web of world-class manufacturing spouses and
technology licensees, including TSMC, which offers it under its trademark
Emb-FLASH. SST's non-memory merchandises include NAND controller-based
products, smart card ICs and modules, flash microcontrollers and radio
frequency ICs and modules. Further information on SST can be establish on the
company's Web land site at . Forward-Looking Statements Except for the historical information contained herein, this news
release incorporates forward-looking statements regarding memory and non-memory
market conditions, SST's hereafter fiscal performance, the public presentation of
new products, growing opportunities, SST's licensing business, SST's ability
to diversify its business, the passage of SST's merchandises to smaller
geometrics, SST's ability to convey new merchandises to marketplace and shareholder
returns, all of which affect hazards and uncertainties. These hazards may
include timely development, credence and pricing of new products, the
terms, statuses and gross acknowledgment issues associated with licensees'
royalty payments, the impact of competitory merchandises and pricing, and
general economical statuses as they impact SST's customers, as well as
other hazards elaborate from clip to clip in the SST's second reports, including
the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the twelvemonth ended December 31, 2007 and
Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the one-fourth ended March 31, 2008. These
forward-looking statements are not vouches of future public presentation and
speak only as of the day of the month hereof, and, except as needed by law, SST
disclaims any duty to update these forward-looking statements to
reflect future events or circumstances. For more than information about SST and the company's comprehensive listing of
product offerings, delight phone call 1-888/SST-CHIP. Information can also be
requested via electronic mail to or through SST's Web land site at
. SST's caput business office is located at 1171 Genus Sonora Court,
Sunnyvale, Calif.; telephone: 408/735-9110; fax: 408/735-9036. The SST logotype and SuperFlash are registered trademarks, and MPF is a
trademark of Silicon Storage Technology, Inc. Intel is a hallmark of Intel
Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other hallmarks or
registered hallmarks are the place of their several holders. For More Information Contact: Ricky Gradwohl
Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.
408/720-6512 British Shilling Nelson
Tsantes Consulting Group

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