Supermicro Qualifies Netlist's Hypercloud Memory On High-density Servers

Netlist's HyperCloud and Supermicro Optimize Server Utilization

IRVINE, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Netlist, Inc. (Nasdaq: NLST), a designer and manufacturer of high performance memory subsystems, today announced qualification of HyperCloud™ memory on Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) (Nasdaq: SMCI) high-density servers. Combining HyperCloud memory with select Supermicro servers enables optimal server utilization. This combination improves datacenter application performance and overcomes memory bottlenecks.

"With Netlist's HyperCloud memory, our servers empower customers to improve their productivity and to support memory-intensive applications such as cloud computing and virtualization," said Wally Liaw, vice president of sales at Supermicro. "HyperCloud helps us to uniquely position our high memory footprint servers with unprecedented levels of performance in these growth markets."

By optimizing server utilization, HyperCloud improves datacenter economics associated with memory intensive, high performance computing applications and workloads, including virtualization, cloud computing, online transaction processing, video services and storage. Servers in these datacenters are typically underutilized due to memory bandwidth and capacity bottlenecks. Improving performance while lowering operating and capital expenses in datacenters, increases utility out of new and existing servers.

"Qualification by Supermicro is a tremendous accomplishment for the HyperCloud team as we continue to expand our solution to a broader user base," said C.K. Hong, president and CEO of Netlist. "We look forward to working with Supermicro and providing the industry with a high performance memory solution that supports intensive workloads."

Pricing and Availability

HyperCloud memory is available with the OEM model SYS-6026TT-BTF-GS015 12-slot and the SYS-6026T-NTR+-GS015 18-slot Supermicro Servers. Contact Netlist for details on HyperCloud memory, pricing, part numbers, datasheets and application notes. For server information, please contact Gloria Sun, Senior Director of Sales at 408-503-8115

About Netlist:

Netlist, Inc. designs and manufactures high-performance, logic-based memory subsystems for the server and high-performance computing and communications markets. The Company's memory subsystems are developed for applications in which high-speed, high-capacity memory, enhanced functionality, small form factor, and heat dissipation are key requirements. These applications include tower-servers, rack-mounted servers, blade servers, high-performance computing clusters, engineering workstations, and telecommunication equipment. Netlist was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Irvine, California with manufacturing facilities in Suzhou, People's Republic of China.

Safe Harbor Statement

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and the future performance of Netlist. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected or projected. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, continuing development, qualification and volume production of NetVault™ and Hyper Cloud™; the rapidly-changing nature of technology; risks associated with intellectual property, including the costs and unpredictability of litigation over infringement of our intellectual property; volatility in the pricing of DRAM ICs and NAND; changes in and uncertainty of customer acceptance of, and demand for, our existing products and products under development, including uncertainty of and/or delays in product orders and product qualifications; delays in the Company's and its customers' product releases and development; introductions of new products by competitors; introductions of new products by competitors; changes in end-user demand for technology solutions; the Company's ability to attract and retain skilled personnel; the Company's reliance on suppliers of critical components; fluctuations in the market price of evolving industry standards; and the political and regulatory environment in the People's Republic of China. Other risks and uncertainties are described in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K, dated February 19, 2010, and subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission made by the Company from time to time. Except as required by law, Netlist undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI):

Supermicro, the leader in server technology innovation and green computing, provides customers around the world with application-optimized server, workstation, blade, storage and GPU systems. Based on its advanced Server Building Block Solutions, Supermicro offers the most optimized selection for IT, datacenter and HPC deployments. The company's system architecture innovations include the Twin server, double-sided storage and SuperBlade® product families. Offering the most comprehensive product lines in the industry, Supermicro provides businesses of all sizes with energy-efficient, earth-friendly solutions that deliver unmatched performance and value. Founded in 1993, Supermicro is headquartered in Silicon Valley with worldwide operations and manufacturing centers in Europe and Asia.

Supermicro Contact:

Gloria Sun

Senior Director of Sales

T: 408-503-8115

C: 408-306-8115

Media Contact:

Investor Contact:

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Jill Bertotti

Vantage Communications for Netlist

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SOURCE Netlist, Inc.

Apr 12, 2010

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