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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

SST Announces Industry's Smallest ATA Solid-State Storage Devices

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High Performance Solution

The NANDrive is a high-performance mass data storage solution with sustained read and write rate up to 30MB/sec. The performance of NANDrive meets all application needs for mobile multimedia devices, such as MP3players, video streaming devices, camcorders, cameras and GPS navigationsystems. The NANDrive is designed to maximize the performance of variousvendors' NAND flash devices by optimizing hardware and firmware for each NANDdevice. SST's industry-first hardware 8-bit ECC engine and its firmware programmable multi-tasking NAND interface helps solve the slow performance problem that is typical when using lower cost multi-level cell (MLC) NANDflash.

Advanced Security Features

The NANDrive offers users several advanced security protection features. Users seeking content protection can take advantage of NANDrive's unique20-Byte serial ID number for data encryption. The device also offers up tofour protection zones that customers can use to store boot code that typically would be included in a separate discrete device. By using the NANDrive device to store boot code, system designers can eliminate the use of certain discrete devices, thus reducing the bill of material costs. Additional security features within the NANDrive include a write-protect pin for virus prevention, password protection and a purge command.

Pricing and Availability

The 128MB micro-NANDrive, SST85LD0128, is currently sampling. SST expectsthe micro-NANDrive to be in full production in February 2007 . Pricing for the128MB micro-NANDrive starts at $13.50 in 10K unit quantities. For moreinformation about SST's NANDrive, please contact an SST sales representative,or visit the company's Web site at .

About Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.

Headquartered in Sunnyvale , California, SST designs, manufactures andmarkets a diversified range of memory and non-memory products for high volumeapplications in the digital consumer, networking, wireless communications and Internet computing markets. Leveraging its proprietary, patented SuperFlash technology, SST is a leading provider of nonvolatile memory solutions withproduct families that include various densities of high functionality flash memory components and flash mass storage products. The Company also offersits SuperFlash technology for embedded applications through its broad networkof world-class manufacturing partners and technology licensees, includingTSMC, which offers it under its trademark Emb-FLASH. SST's non-memoryproducts include NAND controller-based products, smart card ICs, flashmicrocontroller and radio frequency ICs and modules. Further information onSST can be found on the company's Web site at .

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news releasecontains forward-looking statements regarding flash memory and non-memorymarket conditions, SST's future financial performance, the performance of newproducts and SST's ability to bring new products to market that involve risksand uncertainties. These risks may include timely development, acceptance andpricing of new products, the terms and conditions associated with licensees'royalty payments, the impact of competitive products and pricing, and generaleconomic conditions as they affect SST's customers, as well as other risksdetailed from time to time in the SST's SEC reports, including the AnnualReport on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005 and on Form 10-Q forthe quarters ended March 31 and June 30, 2006 .

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