OWC Represents "Voice Of Consumers" Usage Of Solid State Drives At Flash Memory Summit 2011

Leading Mac, PC, and iOS Device technology products manufacturer/reseller chosen by industry peers to present consumer perspective during annual Flash memory conference CEO and Founder Larry O'Connor addresses closing keynote with "Top Ten Things To Know About Flash Memory Today"

Aug 9, 2011 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, today announced it will represent the "voice of consumers" when several of its executives make presentations to Flash memory industry experts at the Flash Memory Summit being held today through this Thursday, August 11, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The Flash Memory Summit is the only conference dedicated entirely to the $38 billion market for flash memory and Solid State Drive (SSD) applications. Panel discussions, keynotes, paper sessions, workshops and special sessions are conducted to explore the uses, challenges, and future of flash memory and its applications from the iPad to enterprise level deployment. Summit themes will include: Solid State Drives (SSDs), Using Flash Storage in Consumer Applications, Managing Flash, and Flash as Nonvolatile Rugged Memory. For more information on the Flash Memory Summit, visit:

OWC was chosen by industry peers to represent consumer issues and concerns because of its successful history manufacturing its own Mercury brand of Solid State Drives. OWC is attending the conference to facilitate communication with other industry related manufacturers and partners on establishing industry wide best practices that ultimately benefit consumers.

"Our mission is to represent the consumer perspective so component manufacturers better understand how their individual products are incorporated into a flash based consumer data storage product and what consumers' expectations are of the rapidly growing Solid State Drive market," said Jennifer Soule, OWC Product Process Manager.

OWC executives will be presenting two diverse topics during the Summit:

Challenges and Advances in Data Recovery of SSDs, Wednesday, August 10, 8:30AM-9:45AM PST Ms. Jennifer Soule, Product Process Manager for OWC, will address the need for creating advanced data recovery tools and methods to address consumer expectations of Solid State Drive use. Ms. Soule has over 14 years of experience in creating and supporting data storage products and offers unique insights into end-users from the average consumer to the enterprise professional.

Top Ten Things You Need To Know About Flash Memory, Thursday, August 11, 3:30PM-5:00PM PST Mr. Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO of OWC, will present a "roadmap" of where the flash market is today and where it's headed tomorrow from average consumer use to the Enterprise level. Key insight will focus on developing innovative flash supporting technology in demanded applications while maintaining component supply and product reliability. With two decades of development and market experience with flash, O'Connor's passionate creativity led OWC to establishing its Mercury SSD line as one of the most popular brands on the market and developing the only third party SSD compatible with the MacBook Air.

To learn more about OWC's award-winning Solid State Drives, visit:


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Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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