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SandForce: More than one million SSD processors in first year of production

Key milestone highlights SandForce technology leadership and accelerating adoption of SSDs in mainstream computing markets

SandForce® Inc., the pioneer of SSD (Solid State Drive) Processors that enable standard NAND flash deployment in enterprise, client, and industrial computing applications, today announced that the company shipped more than one million of its SF-1500 and SF-1200 SSD Processors since they were released into production in 2010. SandForce Driven™ SSD Manufacturers shipped over an estimated 100 Petabytes of NAND flash into the mainstream computing markets – enough to store two billion four-drawer filing cabinets full of text, or over 5.000 years of continuously played standard DVD movies. This milestone marks the rapid and broad acceptance of the SandForce SSD Processor family in the marketplace – a trend that SandForce continues to build on with the recent introduction of the second-generation SF-2000 SSD Processor family.

Jim Handy, SSD analyst at Objective Analysis, said:

SandForce-based SSDs have received accolades from leading reviewers, winning the company designs at many leading SSD suppliers, so it’s not surprising that they have so quickly achieved the one million unit milestone. Technologies like DuraClass™, that allow enterprise-class SSDs to use commodity MLC flash, have really helped to put this company on the map.

The new SandForce SF-2000 SSD Processor family extends the momentum established by the first-generation products by offering up to double the read/write performance along with enhanced error correction, built in double encryption, and a 6 Gigabits per second SATA III interface. SandForce has already signed up 27 SSD manufacturers and system vendors for its prominent SandForce Driven™ program, which brands manufacturers’ SSDs as having the highly awarded processor inside. They alsorecently announced the new SandForce Trusted™ program to identify suppliers of equipment, tools, and services compatible with SandForce SSD Processors to improve overall time-to-market with SandForce-based SSD solutions.

Michael Raam, President and CEO for SandForce, said:

We designed the SandForce SSD Processors to kickstart the SSD market by bringing enterprise-class performance and longevity to SSDs made with cost-effective commodity MLC flash, and that’s exactly what has happened. SSD manufacturers building products for enterprise, client, and industrial, applications are using SandForce SSD Processors with the unique DuraClass™ technology to bring out solutions that outperform the competition and meet or exceed the needs of each of these market segments. We anticipate our shipment volumes to increase by several multiples as the value proposition of SSDs based on our technology further proliferate into the mainstream market.

Source: Sandforce

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