Skyera and SK hynix Team to Bring 16nm NAND Flash to the Enterprise with skyEagle

   Skyera and SK hynix Team to Bring 16nm NAND Flash to the Enterprise with

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 14, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyera Inc., founded by an
executive and engineering team with unsurpassed backgrounds in the
solid-state, storage and networking arenas, today announced it has selected
16nm NAND Flash from SK hynix, one of the world's leading manufacturers of
Flash memory chips, for its new skyEagle™ all-Flash enterprise storage array.


As one of the leaders in the industry to achieve mass production of its 16nm
technology node NAND Flash, SK hynix's technology leadership is again
validated by enterprise deployments in Skyera's skyEagle. SK hynix innovations
in NAND process and design are key factors to enabling high performance and
reliable 16nm Flash comparable to 20nm offerings.

"We believe that building a strategic partnership with Skyera will open a new
window to bring broad and deep expertise in Flash technology system-level
issues to complement the world-class semiconductor excellence of SK hynix,"
said Young Joon Choi, Senior Vice President of SK hynix. "This pairing ensures
that the industry's very best Flash technology experts will be guiding this
collaboration as the two companies continue to produce Flash chips and systems
that raise the bar for the rest of the market."

"This is an exciting partnership that combines the expertise of one of the
leaders in NAND Flash and the leader in all-Flash enterprise storage systems
to ensure that the technology is optimized for new generations of enterprise
applications," said Radoslav Danilak, CEO of Skyera. "The information exchange
between Skyera's team of elite Flash storage system designers and the chip
design expertise and cutting-edge manufacturing process optimization of SK
hynix offers staggering potential for the future of enterprise Flash storage."

Skyera is the only enterprise array vendor with advanced Flash management
technology that can take advantage of the cost and capacity benefits of the
most advanced NAND Flash media, yet still deliver IOPS performance and
durability that exceed enterprise standards. Skyera's third-generation
adaptive Flash controller, as implemented in the company's new skyEagle
solid-state array, provides a 5-year Flash life cycle at a price point now
even lower than HDD-based enterprise storage arrays. To achieve comparable
performance and durability with conventional Flash controllers requires other
array vendors to use older generation, more expensive eMLC or SLC Flash and
sacrifice the density and capacity of the newest 16nm Flash chips.

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About SK  hynix Inc.

SK hynix Inc., headquartered in Korea, is the world's top tier semiconductor
supplier, offering Dynamic Random Access Memory chips ("DRAM"), Flash memory
chips ("NAND Flash") and CMOS Image Sensors ("CIS") for a wide range of
distinguished customers globally. The Company's shares are traded on the Korea
Exchange, and the Global Depository shares are listed on the Luxemburg Stock
Exchange. Further information about SK hynix is available at

About Skyera

Skyera Inc. is a disruptive provider of enterprise solid-state storage systems
designed to enable a large class of applications with extraordinarily high
performance, exceptionally lower power consumption and cost effectiveness
relative to existing enterprise storage systems. Founded by the executives who
previously developed the world's most-advanced flash memory controller, Skyera
is backed by key technology and financial partnerships designed to position it
at the forefront of the hyper growth in the solid-state storage sector. The
company was chosen by Flash Memory Summit as a Best of Show award winner for
2012 in the category of Most Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Business
Application. For more information about the company, visit

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