BiTMICRO and Global Unichip Fabricate Revolutionary Solid State Drive Controller

Feature-Packed Controller Sets Enterprise Class-Leading Performance and Endurance Standards

SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 17, 2012 - BiTMICRO Networks, a manufacturer of high-end enterprise Solid State Drive (SSD) technologies and Global Unichip Corporation (GUC), the Flexible ASIC Leader™ have successfully taped out a third generation SSD controller. Dubbed as TALINO™-DE (Translation and Linking of I/O Nodes - Device Edition), this multi-core SSD controller provides high-speed data transfer between host and storage device. TALINO-DE is seen to be a generation ahead of today's market-leading technology.


TALINO-DE features multiple embedded CPUs, high-speed serial on-chip buses and proprietary integrated data moving technology, enabling parallel access to hundreds of flash chips. Other features include full data path protection, end-to-end data integrity, embedded AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) engines for data security, embedded XOR engines for delivering faster transaction processing in RAID configurations, power management, and other resource optimization.
The TALINO-DE controller comes with built-in standard I/O cores such as SAS, SATA and PCIe thus eliminating the need for a bridge or third party I/O controller. Powering BiTMICRO's new line of SSDs, it expects to deliver more than 400,000 random 4KB block write transactions I/O per second (IOPS) while maintaining enterprise-class life endurance. In addition, it allows BiTMICRO's SSD to scale up to 5TB of solid state storage in a single form factor depending on the capacity of flash devices used. It is also designed to accommodate even higher capacities for larger systems. It supports high-speed NAND flash devices, such as ONFi and Toggle Mode DDR SLC, MLC and eMLC in addition to legacy NAND SLC memory devices.

"The combination of GUC's PCIe, SATA, SAS PHY IP products and the broad scope of their flexible SOC design services, manufacturing capabilities and strong relationship with TSMC gave us no reason to hold back in our designs. From the start, we are confident the TALINO-DE controller will create a huge impact in the storage industry. Backed by GUC's world-class testing facilities, we know they are the most viable option for us", says Rey Bruce, CEO of BiTMICRO Networks.

"BiTMICRO is clearly at the leading edge of SSD development and exemplifies what it takes to be an innovative force in today's semiconductor market. Their innovativeness stretches well-beyond their technology and includes the cost effective way they have manage the entire ASIC process", explains Jim Lai, President of GUC.

Staying true to its roots as a storage solutions company that develops its own ASIC controllers, BiTMICRO timely planned the release of its products based on market acceptance and adoption. The flexibility of the platform's architecture enables BiTMICRO's SSDs to deliver the performance, reliability and security to compete in the enterprise SSD market. The TALINO™ architecture and the IP baseline that BiTMICRO developed over time ensure they will be more than relevant as the market matures. E-Disk® device-level products powered by TALINO™ DE will be released for market testing first half 2012.

About BiTMICRO Networks, Inc.
A pioneer in the solid state storage industry, BiTMICRO® Networks has built its reputation on providing high performance solid state storage solutions used in mission critical enterprise and industrial applications. BiTMICRO has always been driven to provide storage hardware with the highest level of efficiency, superior speed, and round-the-clock reliability. Headquartered in Fremont, California, BiTMICRO's core is its Research and Development Group that enables the company to address ever-evolving customer needs. For more information, visit www.bitmicro.com.

About Global Unichip Corp. (GUC)
GLOBAL UNICHIP CORP. (GUC) is the Flexible ASIC LeaderTM whose customers target IC devices to leading edge computing, communications and consumer applications. Based in Hsin-chu, Taiwan GUC has developed a global reputation with a presence in China, Europe, Japan, Korea, and North America. GUC is publicly traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the symbol 3443. For more information, go to www.globalunichip.com.

BiTMICRO®, E-Disk®, BiTMICRO logo, and TALINO™, are registered trademarks or trademarks of BiTMICRO Networks, Inc. GLOBAL UNICHIP CORP., logo, and GUC are registered trademarks of Global Unichip Corporation. GLOBAL UNICHIP CORP., logo, and GUC are used to represent Global Unichip Corporation and its regional subsidiaries. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.

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