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Avnet to Distribute Greenliant Products

PHOENIX — Avnet Memec, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has signed a distribution agreement with Greenliant Systems, a leader in energy-efficient, solid-state storage products. Under the terms of this agreement, Avnet will distribute Greenliant’s line of NANDrive™, NAND Controller and specialty flash memory products throughout the Americas, as well as through its e-Commerce site, www.avnetexpress.com.

“Our NANDrive solid-state drive products have been very successful in the computing, networking and industrial markets”

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 Phil Sansone, vice-president of Avnet Memec Americas.

“Our NANDrive solid-state drive products have been very successful in the computing, networking and industrial markets,” said Bing Yeh, president and CEO, Greenliant Systems. “We are very pleased to strengthen 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.

Visit the Avnet Electronics Marketing website to view pricing and availability for all Greenliant products: www.avnetexpress.com.

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