SiliconSystems Joins SNIA and Becomes a Founding Member in Solid-State Storage Initiative
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Press release date: September 23, 2008
SiliconSystems Joins With Industry Leaders to Foster Market and Technology Growth Through Education and Standards Activities
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., September 23, 2008 - SiliconSystems, Inc., a world leader in advanced storage technology, today announced that it has become a member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and is a founding member in the Solid-State Storage Initiative (SSSI) launched on September 22, 2008 by the Association. SSSI brings together industry leaders who have the goal of accelerating solid-state storage market growth and success in both the enterprise and consumer markets.
"The industry is closely monitoring the growth of solid-state storage as well as working to advance the future of this technology," said Vincent Franceschini, Chairman of SNIA in its recent SSSI announcement. "The SSSI will draw from the experience and expertise of members such as SiliconSystems to deliver on our commitment of advancing the knowledge and acceptance of solid-state storage."
Representatives from more than 30 organizations have committed to making SSSI the recognized authority for the solid-state storage industry. To accelerate market adoption, members of SSSI will help direct educational efforts for vendors and user communities, develop market outreach programs that demonstrate the advantages of solid-state storage and guide the development of relevant technology standards.
"The emerging solid-state storage industry is facing technology and design integration challenges as solid-state drives are being deployed in an array of new enterprise and commercial computing applications," said Michael Hajeck, CEO of SiliconSystems. "SiliconSystems believes it can make a significant contribution to SSSI through the knowledge it has gained the last six years serving the Enterprise System OEM market with its advanced SiliconDrive technology and we look forward to collaborating with other storage industry leaders to develop standards-based solutions in an industry we helped pioneer."
About the SNIA
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization made up of some 400 member companies and 7,000 individuals spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA's mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For additional information, visit the SNIA web site at www.snia.org.
SiliconSystems is a world leader in advanced storage technology engineered exclusively for the high performance, high reliability, multi-year product lifecycle requirements of the Enterprise System OEM market. The company's patented SiliconDrive, SiliconDrive II and SiliconDrive EP technology exceeds the rigorous demands of applications in the netcom, embedded computing, data center and military-aerospace markets. SiliconSystems is based in Aliso Viejo, California. Additional company and product information is available on the company's website at www.siliconsystems.com.
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