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Silicon Motion & Symmetry Electronics Announce Distribution Partnership

Los Angeles, CA – February 11, 2014Symmetry Electronics is excited to announce a new distribution partnership with Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, a global leader and pioneer in developing controller ICs for NAND flash storage devices, embedded graphics, and specialty RF ICs for mobile devices.

Silicon Motion specializes in mobile storage, mobile communications, and multimedia SoCs, and their products are widely used in many of the leading smartphones and other mobile devices in the market today. Their controllers support many current and next generation NAND flash products. Silicon Motion leads the industry in supplying innovative controllers for managing the most advanced process geometry NAND flash including the latest generation TLC (3-bit per cell) flash. They are the leader in merchant eMMC controllers for smartphones and tablets and in memory card and USB flash drive controllers, and are increasingly focused on client SSD controllers for notebook PCs and other applications. Silicon Motion is also a dedicated provider of 4G LTE transceivers for Samsung’s smartphones and tablets as well as a leading provider of graphics and mobile TV SoCs.

Silicon Motion’s FerriSSD family of SSD products integrates their own controller into a single BGA package with the option of SLC or MLC flash. “The FerriSSD product is a great fit for many of Symmetry’s customers in the Medical, Industrial, Gaming, POS, and other embedded markets,” says David Beck, Vice President of Marketing at Symmetry Electronics. “The FerriSSD, which is available in BGA or pluggable module form factors, provides embedded customers a flexible offering of different densities, interfaces, and three levels of FLASH reliability: SLC, SLCmode, and MLC.”

The market for embedded SSDs is experiencing a very robust growth driven by the increasing demand for higher performance, reliable and small form factor flash storage solutions,” says Robert Fan, Vice President and General Manager of Silicon Motion U.S.A. “Silicon Motion’s FerriSSD leverages the company’s technology leadership in the flash controllers for a wide range of embedded industrial applications by offering industrial temp support as well as unique firmware features such as error correction, bad block management and monitoring applications. We are excited to join forces with a leading distributor – Symmetry Electronics – to further deploy FerriSSD to customers in the Americas.

About Silicon Motion

Silicon Motion is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets high performance, low-power semiconductor solutions to OEMs and other customers in the mobile storage and mobile communications markets. For the mobile storage market, their key products are microcontrollers used in solid state storage devices such as SSDs, eMMCs and other embedded flash applications, as well as removable storage products. For the mobile communications market, their key products are handset transceivers and mobile TV IC solutions. Their products are widely used in smartphones, tablets, and industrial and commercial applications.

About Symmetry Electronics

Founded in 1998, Symmetry Electronics Corp. is a supplier-authorized, global distributor specializing in the distribution of wireless, video, and embedded semiconductor products. Symmetry provides sales, logistics, design, and manufacturing support from its world headquarters in Southern California, local field offices, and a robust ecommerce and einformation website, www.SemiconductorStore.com. Symmetry Electronics is ISO9001:2008 certified and supports its customer base with factory trained FAEs, deep inventory, and product selection expertise. For more information on Symmetry Electronics or to view their complete line card, visit www.SymmetryElectronics.com