Monolithic Power Systems Solutions Designed In LSI SandForce® SF3700 Flash Controller Family Reference Designs

  Monolithic Power Systems Solutions Designed In LSI SandForce® SF3700 Flash
                     Controller Family Reference Designs

MPS Provides Optimized Power Solutions for Next-Generation Solid-State Drives

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 18, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Monolithic Power Systems (MPS)
(Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading fabless manufacturer of high-performance analog and
mixed-signal semiconductors, announced today its DC-DC regulators, modules,
and PMIC solutions support all supply rails in several LSI SandForce® SF3700
flash controller family reference designs. The DC-DC regulators and modules
power the controller and flash while the PMICs provide additional protection
and reliability to solid-state drives, in case of power failure due to short
glitch, input voltage droop, short circuit of the input voltage, or the
battery being removed from a portable system.

With a proprietary process technology, MPS delivers high-power density devices
with low Rds(on) to achieve high-efficiency, small-solution size, and cost
effectiveness. Furthermore, with MPS design topology, the transient response
is ultrafast, which is critical in supporting dynamic loading conditions in
storage systems. The efficiency, cost, size, performance, and reliability are
features that complement the industry's leading-edge flash controllers, such
as LSI SandForce SF3700 controller family, and next-generation solid-state

"MPS has many years of collaboration with the LSI SandForce engineering team
and has developed leading power solutions that are optimized for LSI SandForce
flash controllers. MPS values its partnership with LSI and is excited to be a
part of LSI SandForce Trusted™ Program," said Maurice Sciammas, Senior Vice
President of Sales and Marketing, MPS.

"MPS is a dependable supplier who provides innovative, reliable and
cost-optimized power solutions to meet the growing challenges in SSD form
factor requirements," said Ross Stenfort, Director of Systems and Solutions
Architecture, Flash Components Division, LSI. "MPS' engineering expertise and
support has been a great asset for LSI in developing leading solutions and
their technology is a key part of our new SF3700 flash controller family
reference designs."

About Monolithic Power Systems
Monolithic Power Systems(MPS) is a fabless semiconductor company specializing
in high-performance analog ICs. Founded in 1997, MPS's core technology is its
innovative and proprietary manufacturing process combined with superior analog
circuit design capabilities across system-level and end customer applications.
These combined advantages enable MPS to deliver highly integrated monolithic
products that offer energy efficient and cost-effective solutions. MPS product
families include DC/DC converters, LED drivers and controllers, Class-D audio
amplifiers, battery chargers and protections, USB and current-limit switches
and AC/DC offline products. MPS has over 1,000 employees worldwide, located
inthe United States,China,Taiwan,Korea,Japan, Singaporeand

Monolithic Power Systems, MPS, and the MPS logo are registered trademarks
ofMonolithic Power Systems, the U.S. and trademarked in certain other

LSI and SandForce are registered trademarks of LSI Corporation.

SOURCE Monolithic Power Systems

Contact: Jae Park, Marketing Communications, Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.,
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