Palo, Alto, CA – July 01, 2012ARCO, INC., the highly specialized semiconductor memory distributor has signed a global distribution agreement with Fortasa Memory Systems, Inc., a leader in high reliability solid state storage products. Under the terms of this agreement, ARCO, INC. will distribute Fortasa's complete range of Flash based Cards, SSDs and Modules to the strategic customers world-wide. The agreement will be effective immediately.

Flash memory based storage devices have become the products of choice for data critical applications. Offering highest reliability solutions that perform under most extreme temperature and environment conditions, Fortasa's broad product choices will benefit Industrial, Military and OEM customers. Fortasa's product line consists of high-performance, fully-integrated solid state drives (SSD), Flash Cards, Module and Chip level devices. In addition to the standard product selection, Fortasa can develop unique, customer specific, storage solutions offering customers additional value and significant differentiation from the competition.

"We are pleased to expand our memory product offering to include Fortasa Memory Systems. Solid State Drives are a strategic growth segment in the Enterprise, Industrial and Secure data storage market place. Fortasa's broad product portfolio of Solid State Drives focused on high-performance, high reliability applications enhances ARCO's comprehensive portfolio of Volatile and Non-Volatile Memory Solutions emphasizing our commitment to provide state of the art and legacy memory product solutions to our worldwide customer base" said Rick Kapoor, ARCO president and co-founder. "Our Solid State Storage products have been successfully deployed in the computing, networking, military and industrial markets," said Samuel Nakhimovsky, General Manager of Fortasa Memory Systems, Inc. "With the ARCO distribution agreement, we are expanding the global reach for our products to the OEM and embedded marketplace."

About Fortasa Memory Systems, Inc.

Fortasa Memory Systems is a leading provider of Solid State Storage Solutions uniquely focused to meet the high-performance, high reliability needs of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, Fortasa offers the widest product portfolio of storage solutions supporting multiple bus interfaces and form factors. For more information about Fortasa Memory Systems, Inc., please visit

About ARCO, INC.

ARCO, INC is an international distributor of memory products providing specialized memory solutions supporting state of the art and legacy product designs. ARCO's foundation is a Customer Driven business model that develops long term strategic partnerships with customers, suppliers and service providers to bring component solutions and custom supply chain services that meet our customer's requirements.

ARCO is headquartered in Mahwah NJ, USA, with offices in Germany, Hong Kong, and China. For more information please visit:

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