[June 04, 2007]

PNY Technologies Debuts Solid State Drives at Computex

PARSIPPANY, N.J. --(Business Wire)-- PNY Technologies(R), Inc. today introduced its new solid state drive (SSD) lineup, on pace to replace traditional hard disk drives (HDD) currently used in all notebook and desktop PCs. Configured with NAND flash chips, PNY's SSDs are a drop-in replacement that greatly improves system performance, enhances ruggedness, and uses less energy in all notebooks and mobile electronics devices that allow for a traditional 2.5" or 1.8" hard disk drive. PNY's SSD offering includes commercial and industrial options as well as capacities up to 128GB for its 2.5" version and 64GB for its 1.8" drive.


"Solid state drive technology expertise will become increasingly important in the coming years as prices become more affordable and understanding of nonvolatile memory becomes more widespread in computing environments," said Joseph Unsworth, principal research analyst with Gartner. "Enhanced performance and greater durability will be among the most important attributes attractive to a variety of enterprise and consumer vertical markets."

PNY's SSD line provides a wide range of industry standard connectors to choose from. Features include targeted read and write speeds up to 66MBps and 55MBps respectively; enhanced power efficiency; and increased durability.

-- The 1.8" versions feature the popular PATA-based "ZIF" connector as well as the first-to-market SATA-based, "Micro SATA" connector.

-- The 2.5" versions feature the PATA-based 44-pin IDE and SATA connectors.

"PNY is a serious contender in the SSD space, offering a broad range of products with industry leading speeds and capacities," said Jason Breakstone, product manager, solid state drives for PNY Technologies. "Because of our capability to manufacture the drives in-house, we can build-to-order on a wide-range of SSD products and provide individual attention to each of our customers."

With pricing for its 32GB drive starting around $350 for large volume orders, PNY's 2.5" SSDs are available now to computer manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers alike. PNY's 1.8" and 2.5" SSDs, with capacities up to 64GB and 128GB, respectively, will be available in the third quarter 2007.

Members of the press and tradeshow attendees are invited to learn about PNY's new SSD product line at the 2007 Computex International Information Technology Show in Taipei, Taiwan from June 5th through June 9th. (Booth D717, TWTC Hall 1). Additional PNY solutions to be featured at Computex Taipei 2007 include its flash memory cards, USB flash drives, memory upgrades as well as VGA cards.

To arrange a briefing at Computex or a phone interview, please contact:

oem-ssd@pny.com.

ABOUT PNY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Established in 1985, PNY Technologies(R), Inc. is a leading supplier and marketer of NVIDIA Quadro(R) by PNY Technologies professional graphics boards and XLR8(TM) and Verto(R)-brand consumer graphics cards. The company also offers a full line of high-end memory upgrade modules, flash media, USB flash drives, portable hard drives and flash peripherals. Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., PNY maintains facilities in North America (Santa Clara and Orange County, Calif., Miami, Fla. and Parsippany, N.J.), Europe (Benelux, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom,) and Asia (Taiwan and China). For more information, please visit http://www.pny.com

The PNY logo is a registered trademark of PNY Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Copyright (C) 2007 PNY Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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