msystems™ Announces Availability of High-Capacity SIM Cards from Its Microelectronica Subsidiary
Mass production from Microelectronica facility to include 1-gigabyte mSIM MegaSIM® series high-capacity SIM cards by year’s end
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 27, 2006, msystems (NASDAQ: FLSH), a leader in smart personal storage, today announced the availability of high-capacity mSIM MegaSIM cards through its Microelectronica subsidiary.
In addition to the currently available 128-megabyte, 256-megabyte and 512-megabyte msystems MegaSIM SIM cards, 1-gigabyte MegaSIM products, planned for commercial availability by the end of the year, will be mass produced at the Company’s Microelectronica facility in Spain.
“Leveraging the know-how and manufacturing capabilities acquired through Microelectronica, we are able to deliver our first commercial, high-capacity SIM cards manufactured and offered by msystems,” said Simone Cavallo, general manager of the Mobile Network Operators division at msystems. “Our 1-gigabyte card represents a breakthrough in SIM card technology. This unique achievement further strengthens our leadership and innovative position in the high capacity SIM market. With the wide range of SIM card capacity choices available from msystems and its Microelectronica subsidiary, mobile network operators can now begin to implement new business models and capitalize on new revenue streams.”
The unique features of MegaSIM enable the creation of new revenue opportunities for mobile network operators (MNOs) and the delivery of increased value to subscribers through new services, content and applications. For example, storing downloaded data directly onto the SIM card, MNOs can control content distribution with built-in DRM support associated with the customer’s unique subscriber ID. MegaSIM is well suited for DRM related solutions and provides a high level of flexibility to the subscriber. The new 1-gigabyte SIM card will allow users to securely store thousands of songs or hundreds of high resolution photos, as well as personal productivity data and other content of their choice.
About mSIM MegaSIM Series High-Capacity SIM Cards from msystems
The mSIM MegaSIM series, a family of secure, high-capacity SIM cards, combines the flash expertise of msystems and its TrueFFS® flash management system, its field-proven mSafe™ crypto core technology, globally trusted in tens of millions of smart cards and Microelectronica’s smart card expertise and top-of-the-line secure manufacturing capabilities. With high-capacity flash storage (64 megabytes to 1 gigabyte), independent processing power, high-speed data protocols and crypto functionality, MegaSIM technology is set to transform the SIM into a unique platform which combines SIM level security, high capacity storage and the ability of the mobile network operator (MNO) to provision storage on any MegaSIM-empowered handset. This combination accommodates the ever-growing personal mobile storage needs of subscribers.
msystems has been transforming raw flash material into smarter storage solutions since 1989. From embedded flash drives deployed in millions of mobile handsets to U3 USB smart drives designed for leading global brands, msystems creates, develops, manufactures and markets smart personal storage solutions for a myriad of applications targeting high growth markets.
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