Data Storage Systems suit space-constrained applications.

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Available in capacities from 1-8 GB, SiliconDrive USB CF Series combines USB interface with CF form factor. Systems offer protection from host system voltage and power anomalies to prevent data and drive corruption. Requiring only 4 signals to be routed on host system motherboard, storage systems minimize design complexity and susceptibility to electrical noise. They are suited for SBCs, edge routers, wearable computers, and medical devices.

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SiliconSystems Introduces Advanced Storage Product That Combines Benefits of USB Interface with Industry-Standard CF Form Factor

New SiliconDrive USB CF Reduces Host System Design Complexity and Board Space Enabling Faster Time-to-Market

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 10 /- SiliconSystems, Inc., a world leader in advanced storage technology, today announced the availability of its new patent-pending SiliconDrive USB CF product family. Available in capacities ranging from 1- to 8-gigabytes (GB), the new innovative storage solution combines the performance and compatibility of the USB interface with the proven, rugged and industry-standard CF form factor which has been the preferred choice of embedded system designers for many years. SiliconDrive USB CF is the first product to be introduced based on SiliconSystems' recently announced next-generation technology platform. The new SiliconDrive platform offers enhanced protection from host system voltage and power anomalies to prevent data and drive corruption, a more precise storage system useable-life monitoring system to compensate for lower endurance storage components, and a robust storage management architecture to ensure long product life.

"SiliconSystems is exclusively focused on helping Enterprise System OEMs overcome the issues and market concerns they continue to face as embedded systems migrate to faster host system interfaces," said Michael Hajeck, CEO at SiliconSystems. "With this introduction, we are offering the best of both worlds -- a faster, more robust host interface system with a proven, industry-standard form factor. Combined with the advantages of our new SiliconDrive platform, the new SiliconDrive USB CF is truly an innovative storage solution that enables our customers to bring rugged, high performance, secure end-products to market faster."

SiliconDrive USB CF is ideal for space-constrained embedded applications, such as single board computers (SBCs), edge routers, wearable computers and medical devices which demand high performance, high reliability storage solutions. SiliconDrive USB CF reduces host system design complexity and board space and susceptibility to electrical noise by requiring only four signals to be routed on the host system motherboard versus the normal 50 signals to support the standard CF interface. SiliconDrive USB CF is offered in an industry-standard Type I CF housing which has been the preferred choice of embedded system designers for many years because of its small form factor, field proven mechanical design and well understood mechanical interconnect technology.

"Embedded designers are often forced to come up with their own custom designs to meet their space, reliability and connector requirements. With this new product, SiliconSystems is now providing OEMs with freedom from form factor limitations to allow for a much more rugged and reliable solution," said Jeff Janukowicz, research manager at IDC.

About SiliconDrive
SiliconSystems' patented SiliconDrive is breakthrough storage technology engineered to overcome problems associated with products originally designed for the consumer electronics and personal computer markets. SiliconDrive technology is engineered to exceed the high performance, high reliability and multi-year lifecycle requirements of the Enterprise System OEM market. PowerArmor and SiSMART technologies integrated into every SiliconDrive eliminate field failures from power disturbances, prevent costly product requalifications and provide enhanced security to protect application data and data and software IP, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership.

About SiliconSystems
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 technology exceeds the rigorous demands of applications in the netcom, military, industrial, interactive kiosk and medical markets. SiliconSystems is based in Aliso Viejo, California. Additional company and product information is available on the company's website at

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CONTACT: Tim Leary of SiliconSystems, Inc., +1-949-900-9402,

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