Microsemi introduces second generation 64GB solid state drive

Microsemi Corporation, a provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today introduced its second generation highly secure 64 gigabyte (GB) solid state drive (SSD). With data security threats increasing, Microsemi specifically designed its latest SSD for market applications where data protection is of the utmost importance. It overcomes malicious attack concerns with Microsemi’s unique factory firmware lockdown technology to prevent covert firmware repurposing. Offered in a 32mm x 28mm ball grid array (BGA) package, the new SSD is highly optimized for embedded computers in harsh environments.

Microsemi’s new 64GB SSD is a self-encrypting drive that delivers multiple key management methods and advanced security features based on the company’s proven Microsemi Armor III processor technology.  For sensitive applications, the encryption key can be erased in less than 30 milliseconds (ms) and a second security layer can be activated to erase the entire storage media in less than 10 seconds, virtually rendering data forensically unrecoverable.

“Embedded computing applications have increased the need for compact small form factor, highly secure and trusted data-at-rest protection,” said BJ Heggli, general manager for Microsemi’s memory and storage business. “We introduced this latest 64GB SSD in our BGA package to expressly meet the data security and extreme reliability requirements of a growing number of embedded applications. And because Microsemi owns the processor Armor III technology, customers are also assured of critical long-term availability.”

“Our latest 64GB SSD in the rugged BGA package continues to demonstrate Microsemi’s commitment to designing and delivering the world’s leading rugged and secure storage solutions,” said Charlie Leader, Microsemi vice president and executive manager. “In addition, this latest SSD is designed and assembled in the United States in Microsemi’s trusted facility, providing an extra level of confidence for our customers.”

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