SST Unveils NAND Controllers for Multi-Level Cell Flash Market

SST (Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.) (Nasdaq: SSTI), a leader in flash memory technology, today announced a new flash-based NAND Controller that provides optimized performance for multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash devices. The SST55LD019M is ideal for use in space-constrained consumer applications where NAND flash is replacing traditional hard disk drives. The SST55LD019M NAND Controller is tailored to support high-volume applications and is offered in the industry’s smallest package. As the latest device within its successful NAND Controller family, the SST55LD019M incorporates SST’s SuperFlash technology that contains a built-in Flash File System. Inclusion of a programmable multi-tasking NAND interface enables rapid support of new NAND flash components through firmware modifications.

“MLC flash technology offers designers twice the storage density of traditional single-level cell architectures and has become an attractive choice for many designers looking to increase the density of their solid-state storage solution,” said Frank Lin, vice president of SST’s Application Specific Controller Products business line. “By adding MLC NAND support to our NAND Controller family, we are able to provide our customers with a high- performance interface for their high-volume NAND-based consumer applications. The performance benefits of our MLC controller provides designers of consumer and portable applications with an alternative to hard disk drives and enable them to utilize NAND flash for their storage needs.”

Controller Geared for Consumer Platforms
The SST55LD019M features a high-performance and flexible embedded flash architecture. The controller is available in commercial and industrial temperature ranges and is offered in three packaging options; a 14mm x 14mm 100-pin TQFP package, a 9mm x 9mm 84-ball TFBGA package, and the industry’s smallest package, a 6mm x 6mm x 0.85mm VFBGA package. With these advanced packaging options, SST is providing its customers the smallest footprint ATA controller solution. In addition, the SST55LD019M delivers up to 10 MByte/sec sustained read and write performance. The controller includes dynamic wear leveling and an advanced Error Correction (ECC) engine.

Pricing and Availability
Samples of the SST55LD019M are available now. Pricing starts at $4.50 (U.S.) in 10K unit quantities.

About Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, SST designs, manufactures and markets a diversified range of memory and non-memory products for high volume applications in the digital consumer, networking, wireless communications and Internet computing markets. Leveraging its proprietary, patented SuperFlash technology, SST is a leading provider of nonvolatile memory solutions with product families that include various densities of high functionality flash memory components and flash mass storage products. The Company also offers its SuperFlash technology for embedded applications through its broad network of world-class manufacturing partners and technology licensees, including TSMC, which offers it under its trademark Emb-FLASH. SST’s non-memory products include NAND controller-based products, smart card ICs, flash microcontroller and radio frequency ICs and modules.

The SST logo and SuperFlash are registered trademarks of Silicon Storage Technology, Inc. Emb-FLASH is a trademark of TSMC.