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SST pens second source agreement for its new storage device

Kevin Komiega

Silicon Storage Technology, Inc. (SST), and Apacer Technology Inc., today announced that the two companies have entered into a strategic partnership which in part will allow Apacer to second source SST's flash ATA-Disk Chip (ADC) product, a replacement for conventional IDE hard disk drives, especially in Internet Appliance applications.

Under this accord, Sunnyvale, Calif.-based SST will license its ADC design, based on SST's proprietary SuperFlash ATA controller and firmware, to Apacer. Apacer agrees to use SST's ATA controller and firmware exclusively to manufacture and sell ADC products. Both SST and Apacer plan to have volume shipments of its initial ADC products by August 2000.

Headquartered in Taiwan, Apacer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Acer Inc., and is focused on manufacturing and sales of DRAM and flash memory modules. Apacer has a well-established channel presence and close relationship with personal computer and Internet Appliance system manufacturers worldwide.

SST's ADC products provide complete IDE hard disk drive functionality and compatibility in a multi-chip packaged device. The product is designed for embedded mass data storage applications that require low power and high performance in a small form factor. The ADC product uses the same proprietary ATA controller technology as SST's CompactFlash card products.

Applications for the ADC product include set-top boxes, thin client systems, network computers, Internet Appliances,

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PDAs, and other digital handheld devices.

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