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The market-leading file system and networking technology company acquires a well-known memory performance benchmarking app for Android, continuing its investments in the flash memory technologies.

Helsinki, Finland – May 12, 2017 – Tuxera, the file systems and networking technology market leader today announced it has acquired A1 Dev, developers of a well-known A1 SD benchmarking application for Android devices. Following the acquisition, Tuxera will obtain A1 Dev’s assets, including the database of more than 4 million flash storage performance test results. With this data, Tuxera will continue to expand its knowledge and competence in embedded flash storages under real-life performance, reliability, and lifetime tests.

“The team behind A1 SD has done an outstanding job in building the app and service with thousands of unique daily downloads. They have collected more than 4 million entries over the years, detailing internal flash storage and memory card performance results. This acquisition represents a deep dive into long-term statistics and trends covering different memory and storage software technologies,” says Mikko Välimäki, CEO of Tuxera.

“We are very excited about the acquisition. Creating A1 SD bench and seeing it grow so rapidly has been a great experience for our team. We know that Tuxera will continue improving the service and will expand its value not just to the users but also to Android device manufacturers globally,” says Maris Bormanis, CEO of Febooti, Ltd. and the lead developer of A1 Dev.

Founded in 2012, A1 Dev has built a leading and continuously growing flash storage benchmarking service for Android devices called A1 SD bench. The app boasts over 1 million installations, all of which were gained organically.

Tuxera will continue developing and improving the A1 SD bench application, adding new functionality and expanding the benchmarking features of the service.

The acquisition supports Tuxera’s goal to bring faster, more reliable, and longer lasting storage technologies to Android manufacturers by providing advanced software innovation – which in turn may lead to more efficient and affordable flash storages.”

According to Gartner, in 2016, nearly 1.5 billion smartphones were sold globally, 84.8% of which were running Android. Tuxera’s customers include some of the leading global smartphone manufacturers, and it’s advanced, hardware-optimized software powers hundreds of millions of devices.

You can read more about Tuxera’s smartphone and tablet solutions at http://www.tuxera.com/markets/mobile-tablet/.

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of storage and networking technologies. From the latest flagship smartphones, to cars, cameras, routers, and drones – Tuxera’s software makes file transfers fast and content easily accessible. The company is an active member of multiple standard organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China,  Germany, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the US.

About Febooti, Ltd.

Febooti, Ltd. is a privately held company, based in Latvia. Evolved around the compact core of skilled IT professionals with more than 20 years of experience in software development, for the last ten years Febooti, Ltd. specializes in automation solutions for Microsoft Windows operating systems.

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PR and Communications Manager, Tuxera

Stan Dmitriev

stan.dmitriev@tuxera.com

Stan Dmitriev
Russian-Latvian, Stan has lived all over Europe and enjoys making complex things sound simple. Before joining Tuxera, Stan was running his own start-up and working closely with Amazon Alexa. He likes talking about design, growth hacking, technology, e-sports and chess.