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M-Systems - (circa 2006)

M-Systems (Nasdaq: FLSH) is a leader and innovator of flash-based data storage products known as flash disks. M-Systems' flash disks provide the functionality of a mechanical hard drive in a silicon chip. M-Systems' products are based on its patented TrueFFS® technology and target applications in a vast array of markets, including connected devices, mobile and telecom. M-Systems' products include the DiskOnChip®, DiskOnKey® and Fast Flash Disk (FFD™) product families.

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In July 2006 - SanDisk and M-Systems entered into definitive agreements for SanDisk to acquire msystems in an all stock transaction.

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who's who in SSD? - M-Systems

by Zsolt Kerekes, editor

For a company which hasn't been around since 2006, M-Systems left deep footprints.

In the period 2000 to 2006 the company was an innovative evangelist for the use of high capacity fast flash storage drives in markets outside the traditional military and rugged industrial markets which were its roots. It had notable achievements in securing design wins in most tier 1 mobile phone companies for its DiskOnChip products for example.

But it also pursued applications in the enterprise server market - achieving "Solaris Ready" certification from Sun Microsystems in 2003 for its 3.5" Ultra-Wide SCSI flash SSDs.

M-Systems was also an early pioneer in the integration of controller technology with flash to develop competitive MLC flash SSDs.

M-Systems advertised here on from April 2004 to February 2006.
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Products from SSD market history

The DiskOnChip shown below - from M-Systems
was the 1st "SSD chip" ad on
DiskOnChip family from M-Systems
DiskOnChip® - flash solid state disks
upto 2G bytes from M-Systems

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