SiliconSystems SiliconDrive Secure Selected as Finalist for Prestigious AeA High-Tech Innovation Award


SiliconSystems Recognized for Second Year in a Row, Having Won the AeA 2006 Innovative Product Award for its SiSMART Technology

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 12, 2007 - SiliconSystems, Inc., a world leader in advanced storage technology, today announced that its SiliconDrive Secure product family was named a finalist in the Innovative Product category of the 14th Annual AeA High-Tech Innovation Awards which recognize companies, individuals and products that drive innovation in the field of technology. SiliconDrive Secure was selected by the AeA judges for its innovative technology engineered to solve the critical need for storage security in embedded applications. Offering robust security features not found in traditional hard drives or flash cards, SiliconDrive Secure protects application data and software IP from theft, data corruption, and accidental or malicious overwrites. The result is enhanced security and a lower total cost of storage ownership.

"SiliconSystems is very happy its innovative technology has once again been singled out for industry recognition," said Michael Hajeck, CEO at SiliconSystems. "The comprehensive security benefits delivered by SiliconDrive Secure have earned it this nomination as well as the honor of being named Electronic Design magazine's Digital Technology of the Year. The innovation behind SiliconDrive Secure further demonstrates SiliconSystems' position as an industry leader, technology innovator and market driver, this time solving the crucial need for advanced levels of storage security."

"AeA's annual High-Tech Innovation Awards celebrate pioneering Orange County companies and leaders while underscoring the importance of protecting America's competitiveness in science and technology," said Tim Jemal, AeA executive director for Orange County and the Inland Empire. "That's why we selected 'The Race to Innovate' as our theme for this year's event."

The winner of the Innovative Product Award will be announced on May 10, at the AeA High-Tech Innovation Awards ceremony to be held at the Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach, California.

About SiliconDrive Secure
SiliconDrive Secure is a comprehensive solution that delivers an unprecedented level of embedded storage system security by overcoming the design challenges and performance trade-offs inherent with hard drives and flash cards when used in Enterprise System OEM applications. This low-power, highly-scalable storage solution enables designers to easily integrate user-selectable security options that protect application data and software IP from theft, data corruption, and accidental or malicious overwrites. The security options in SiliconDrive Secure are ideal for applications requiring advanced levels of security such as data recorders, wearable and field computers, medical monitoring and diagnostic equipment, POS systems and voting machines.

Integrated technologies include:
SiKey - Ties SiliconDrive Secure to a specific host and/or software IP.
SiZone - Data zones with different security parameters.

SiSweep - Ultra-fast data erasure.
SiScrub - Ultra-fast data erasure followed by a programmed pattern.
SiPurge - Non-recoverable data erasure.
SiProtect - Software write protection for read-only access.
SiSecure - Password required for read and write access.

About AeA
AeA, the nation's largest technology trade association with 2,500 member companies representing all segments of the high-tech industry, is dedicated solely to helping its members' top line and bottom line. AeA does this in partnership with its small, medium, and large member companies by lobbying governments at the state, federal, and international levels, providing access to capital and business opportunities, and offering select business services and networking programs. For more information, please visit www.aeanet.org.

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 www.siliconsystems.com.

SiliconSystems(TM), SiliconDrive(TM), SiliconDrive Secure(TM), SiSMART(TM) and the SiliconSystems logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of SiliconSystems, Inc. and may be used publicly only with the permission of SiliconSystems and require proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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