SHRS was founded 1985 as Adtron Corporation, developing PCMCIA card readers. Through the '80s and '90s, Adtron focused on the flash card reader market. In the late '90s, Adtron created one of the very first SSDs by aggregating the storage of compact flash (CF) cards behind a SCSI adapter with products widely used by the telecommunications Industry. Nortel and Lucent, among others, adopted the product in their wide area switch technology.
Adtron began selling to large military and defense OEMs which had a need for features that were available with SSD technology: Secure Erase, Quick Erase, Fast Clear and other sanitization routines, which SHRS has continued to expand and develop. Other features inherent in the SSD technology, such as resistance to environmental issues, industrial temperature capabilities, and high write endurance, all helped to build the company's reputation.
In 2007, SMART Global Holdings purchased Adtron Corporation. As a result of the acquisition, SMART renamed the company, SMART Storage Systems. SMART Storage Systems continued to be successful supporting OEMs and expanded into the Enterprise market with companies such as IBM and EMC. In 2013, SMART Global Holdings renamed the company SMART High Reliability Solution, partly due to its sale of the enterprise portion of the business to SanDisk, and to better identify SHRS' product offerings and capabilities. Throughout its incarnations, SHRS' core team of engineering, manufacturing and sales has focused on providing quality SSD products and services.
Along with its robust offering of products and services, SHRS manufactures industrial and military-grade SSDs for global defense operations, and are designed for army, navy, air force, satellite, and homeland security applications. SHRS is an ISO certified manufacturer, producing American-made SSDs with Opal 2.0 compliance, among other compliance measures required by government agencies. SHRS SSDs are ruggedized and perform in environments with high shock and vibration. SHRS SSDs function at high R/W speeds with modifiable FW and undergo extensive testing before products are placed in the field. If needed, conformal coating, staking, underfill, and a leaded process can be provided. In addition, SHRS SSDs are equipped with agency erasure and meet FIPS 197 and NSA 9-12 standards. All SSDs are customized and manufactured by SHRS with security and encryption enabled features allowing SSDs to perform under industrial temperatures in extreme environments.
SHRS understands and values the importance of stringent process control. Defense, aerospace and industrial clients demand a fixed BOM with no deviation for FW or major components without prior notification and agreement. SHRS configuration and product control procedures ensure customer will receive the same product they qualified. SHRS works closely with all suppliers and customers to maximize product lifespan and minimize EOL impact.
SHRS has a state of the art manufacturing facility in Newark California. The factory is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OSHAS 18001. SHRS' premier customer base demands world class quality and SHRS is uniquely positioned to ensure quality products and processes to our customers through our products and processes in our American factory.
SMART works continuously with our suppliers to ensure the components we use are leadfree and compliant with the latest versions of the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive. Our aim is to minimize any negative impact on our environment, and we encourage our suppliers to find creative and innovative ways to eliminate the use of any substances that may put our environment at risk.
SMART also supports the REACH regulations to manage the risks from chemicals to our employees, communities, and the environment. REACH is a European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). Its aim is to help protect human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances.
By working closely with our customers, we are able to deliver technically advanced products designed to meet their specific needs. We have design centers in Newark (California), Gunpo (South Korea), Irvine (California), Phoenix (Arizona), and Tewksbury (Massachusetts). Our engineers focus on applications development, component selection, schematic design, layout, firmware, and software driver development. The layouts for memory modules are complex due to their high component and trace densities. These complexities increase as the speed of memory semiconductors increases. Our advanced engineering and design capabilities allow us to address our customers' increasingly complex needs. We work closely with our customers and suppliers to design competitive solutions to satisfy our customers' memory requirements and shorten their time to market.
We believe that the efficiency of our manufacturing operations has benefited from our many years of design experience and our existing library of proven designs which stress high manufacturability and quality. We offer localized, cost-efficient ISO 9001 certified manufacturing services from consignment to turnkey manufacturing, all backed by test services using advanced testing equipment. Our manufacturing facilities are located in Newark (California), Penang (Malaysia), and São Paulo (Brazil). Over 20 years of manufacturing experience enables us to quickly move from manufacturing initiation to full production volumes of a new product, a key to helping our customers' achieve rapid time to market for their new product introductions.
Product testing is an important aspect of our manufacturing operations. We test our products for full functionality. We have a track record of achieving stringent quality targets across a broad spectrum of system applications. We believe that we have established substantial technical expertise in the testing of products for high-end applications. We have a group of experienced test engineers that have developed proprietary testing routines and parameters which, combined with our advanced test equipment, enable us to diagnose problems in system design or components, characterize the performance of new products and provide high quality products in volume.
OHSAS 18001 Certification is for the recognized standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management systems.
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