Netlist Expands Embedded Flash Portfolio With New Mini PCI Express SSD

Mini PCIe SSD Provides Higher Capacity Storage for Datacenter Server, Networking and Storage Equipment in a Smaller Form Factor

IRVINE, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Netlist, Inc. (Nasdaq: NLST), a designer and manufacturer of high-performance memory subsystems, today announced the expansion of its Embedded Flash product portfolio with the new mini PCI Express (PCIe) SSD. Featuring a smaller form factor, the mini PCIe SSD offers storage capacity of up to 128GB with multi-level cell (MLC) Flash and up to 64GB with single-level cell (SLC) Flash. Small form factor support for ultra-dense applications makes the PCIe SSD ideal for datacenter servers, networking, storage equipment, and other embedded applications.

"Netlist's expanding and innovative Flash product portfolio continues to address space constraints that occur in both cloud datacenter and enterprise class servers, storage, and embedded systems," said Steve McClure, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Netlist. "Based on PCIe v2.0 protocol with 5GT/s, the modules are ideal for cache acceleration in tiered storage caching accelerator applications as well as virtualization, boot, and operating system loaders. These new modules are an excellent complement to our recently announced mSATA Slim and mSATA Mini SSD modules."

Netlist's mini PCIe SSD is fully compatible with PCI Express v2.0, supports DDR ONFI 2.2 Flash and bi-directional transfer rates to 5GT/s (Giga transfers per second) on the PCIe bus. It supports read performance up to 350MB/s and write performance up to 170MB/s.

By supporting SLC, MLC, and ONFI 2.2 NAND Flash technologies with enhanced ECC support with on-chip wear leveling algorithm, the modules can also sustain Commercial (0 degrees C to +70 degrees C) or Industrial (-40 degrees C to +85 degrees C) applications. It can support Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface 1.0 (NVMHCI) and Advanced Host Controller Interface 1.0 (AHCI) – making the product well suited for enterprise and industrial environments that face wide temperature, shock, vibration, humidity, and altitude variations.

Netlist has shipped samples of its new mini PCIe SSD to a leading customer. The company will begin general availability sampling in July.

For more information on Netlist's Flash product portfolio, visit

About Netlist:

Netlist, Inc. designs and manufactures high-performance, logic-based memory subsystems for datacenter server and high-performance computing and communications markets. Netlist's flagship products include HyperCloud Memory, which breaks traditional memory barriers and NetVault, a flash memory-based subsystem that enables data retention weeks following a disaster. The memory technologies 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, telecommunication equipment, and other Industrial grade applications. Founded in 2000, Netlist is headquartered in Irvine, California with manufacturing facilities in Suzhou, People's Republic of China. For more information, visit the company's website at

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Jun 08, 2011

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