Netlist Awarded Patent on Hybrid Memory

Netlist Awarded Patent on Hybrid Memory 
8,301,833 Patent Covers Fundamentals in Data Protection 
IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/01/12 --  Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ:
NLST), a leading provider of high performance memory solutions for
the cloud computing market, announced that the United States Patent
and Trademark Office (USPTO) has recently issued to Netlist -- U.S.
Patent No. 8,301,833 ('833) entitled "Non-Volatile Memory Module." 
The '833 patent covers fundamentals of hybrid memory subsystems.
Netlist has been a leader for many years in the field of hybrid
memory, a technology that combines flash and DRAMs to prevent loss of
critical data by transferring data from volatile to non-volatile
memory. Netlist is the only supplier to have shipped high volumes of
memory subsystems (e.g. NVvault(TM) and EXPRESSvault(TM)) using this
technology to major server and storage customers. 
NVvault(TM) is a plug-and-play DDR2/DDR3 DIMM solution which lowers
data center TCO through reduced system downtime and elimination of
battery maintenance. EXPRESSvault(TM) plugs into a PCIe slot with the
same functionality and the same benefit of expanded write life
cycles. These improved data protection solutions provide high
throughput and fast access times with low latency read and write
transactions. Enterprise customers using NVvault(TM) and
EXPRESSvault(TM) are able to reliably recover critical data following
a system power outage, while traditional solutions can only preserve
data for a limited period of time. 
"We are pleased that the USPTO has granted Netlist this patent which
we believe to be seminal in the area of hybrid memory data
protection," said Netlist CEO, C.K. Hong. "This patent validates our
historical market leadership for solutions that protect critical data
in enterprise systems. Today, as many companies' servers and storage
systems are being brought back on-line after power outages, our
technology is helping to facilitate the recovery of mission critical
data in these enterprises." 
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 HyperCloud(TM), a
patented memory technology that breaks traditional memory barriers,
NVvault(TM) family of products that enables data retention during
power interruption, EXPRESSvault(TM), a PCI Express backup/recovery
solution for cache data protection and a broad portfolio of
industrial Flash and specialty memory subsystems including VLP (very
low profile) DIMMs and Planar-X RDIMMs.  
Netlist develops technology solutions for customer applications in
which high-speed, high-capacity, small form factor and heat
dissipation are key requirements for system memory. These customers
include OEMs that design and build tower, rack-mounted, and blade
servers, 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 and an engineering design
center in Silicon Valley, CA. Learn more at 
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 EXPRESSvault(TM), NVvault(TM), HyperCloud(TM) and VLP
Planar-X RDIMM; the rapidly-changing nature of technology; risks
associated with intellectual property, including the costs and
unpredictability of litigation over infringement of our intellectual
property and the possibility of the Company's patents being
re-examined 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 February 28, 2012, 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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