Netlist Demonstrates PCIe 3.0 NVRAM For Enterprise Storage And Data Center At Flash Memory Summit

-Highlights EXPRESSvault™ EV3 PCIe 3.0 NVRAM performance-

-To Participate in "Flash on the Memory Bus" Panel Discussion-

Aug 10, 2015, 09:15 ET from Netlist, Inc.

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST), a leading provider of high performance memory storage solutions for the cloud computing and storage markets, announced its participation at the SNIA Flash Memory Summit Conference where it will provide a demonstration of its recently launched EXPRESSvault EV3 PCI Express® (PCIe®) 3.0 Non-volatile RAM (NVRAM).  Netlist, a member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), will showcase EXPRESSvault's bandwidth and I/Os per second (IOPS) on a Dell R630 Haswell based Server at the SNIA booth 820 during the Conference which is taking place this week in Santa Clara, CA.

Mario Martinez, Senior Director of Marketing at Netlist, will participate in the Flash on the Memory Bus Panel Discussion taking place on Wednesday, August 12th from 9:45-10:50 AM PST.  The Panel will discuss flash on the memory bus, one of the hottest subsystem solutions to emerge recently.  They will examine how high speed and low latency FLASH in DIMM form factor on the memory bus has opened up a wide range of new markets.

"We are thrilled to showcase the EXPRESSvault EV3's ["EV3"] plug-and-play PCIe connectivity at this premier industry event," said Chris Lopes VP of Sales and Co-founder at Netlist.  "EV3 provides impressive performance and is ready to use the day it ships. There are no motherboard, BIOS, and Memory Reference Code (MRC) adjustments required and no need to rewrite any of the software applications. This unparalleled simplicity for a high performance solution will further accelerate the product's adoption into the market."

Netlist's EV3 family is a new ultra-fast storage class memory tier designed to accelerate mission critical applications in scale-out storage, all-flash arrays, database systems, distributed file systems, and server-side caching.  The product can be used as both a block storage device and a persistent memory extension mapped directly to the host.  In addition, the EV3 can be applied to storage systems using inline deduplication and compression, encryption, indexing and mapping.

EV3 is the latest enterprise class product from Netlist, based on the industry-standard PCIe 3.0 interface to enable plug-and-play PCIe connectivity.  The half-height and half-length card combines the high speed and endurance of DRAM with the non-volatility of MLC NAND flash to deliver sustainable performance of more than 400K I/Os per second (IOPS) with sub-microsecond latency—performance far superior than today's fastest Solid State Drives (SSD).  EV3 is an ideal match for 1U server and storage solutions in next-generation data centers for cloud computing that integrate IBM POWER or Intel Haswell/Broadwell CPUs and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and PCI Express SSD products.

Key competitive attributes of the EXPRESSvault EV3 include:

  • Virtually unlimited write endurance
  • Fast backup times: 4GB ~ 24 seconds, 8GB ~ 48 seconds, 16GB ~ 96 seconds
  • Supercap rating: 5 year @ 55C ambient, UL certification
  • Supercap charge time – less than 4 min
  • Extensive health monitoring, error reporting with predictive failure warnings, and backup, restore, power, NAND life status
  • 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities

Additional EXPRESSvault information and samples can be obtained by visiting www.netlist.com.

Density

4GB

8GB

16GB

Part Number

EV3-30HBT1NL-1000000

EV3-40HBT1NL-1000000

EV3-50HBT1NL-1000000

About Netlist: Netlist, Inc. designs and manufactures high-performance, logic-based memory subsystems for server and storage applications for cloud computing. Netlist's flagship products include NVvault® and EXPRESSvault™, a family of hybrid memory products that significantly accelerate system performance and provide mission critical fault tolerance, as well as HyperVault, its next generation hybrid memory solution which is under development and greatly expands the performance and capacity of DRAM channel storage. The Company's product offering also includes a broad portfolio of industrial Flash and specialty memory subsystems including VLP (very low profile) DIMMs and Planar-X RDIMMs.  Netlist has steadily invested in and grown its worldwide IP portfolio, which now includes 88 issued and pending patents in the areas of high performance memory and hybrid memory technologies.

Netlist develops technology solutions for customer applications in which high-speed, high-capacity, small form factor and efficient heat dissipation are key requirements for system memory. These customers include OEMs and hyperscale datacenter operators that design and build servers, storage systems and high-performance computing clusters, engineering workstations and telecommunications equipment. Founded in 2000, Netlist is headquartered in Irvine, CA with manufacturing facilities in Suzhou, People's Republic of China. Learn more at www.netlist.com.

Safe Harbor Statement: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and the future performance of Netlist. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected or projected. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks associated with the launch and commercial success of our products, programs and technologies; the success of product partnerships; continuing development, qualification and volume production of Hypervault™, EXPRESSvault™, NVvault®, HyperCloud® and VLP Planar-X RDIMM; the timing and magnitude of the decrease in sales to our key customer; our ability to leverage our NVvault® and EXPRESSvault™ technology in a more diverse customer base; the rapidly-changing nature of technology; risks associated with intellectual property, including risks associated with the inherent uncertainty of the litigation process, and we can provide no assurance that our efforts to mitigate the effects of the jury verdict will be successful, patent infringement litigation against us as well as the costs and unpredictability of litigation over infringement of our intellectual property and the possibility of our patents being reexamined by the United States Patent and Trademark office; volatility in the pricing of DRAM ICs and NAND; changes in and uncertainty of customer acceptance of, and demand for, our existing products and products under development, including uncertainty of and/or delays in product orders and product qualifications; delays in the Company's and its customers' product releases and development; introductions of new products by competitors; changes in end-user demand for technology solutions; the Company's ability to attract and retain skilled personnel; the Company's reliance on suppliers of critical components and vendors in the supply chain; fluctuations in the market price of critical components; evolving industry standards; and the political and regulatory environment in the People's Republic of China. Other risks and uncertainties are described in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K filed on March 27, 2015, and subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission made by the Company from time to time. Except as required by law, Netlist undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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