STEC, Inc. (STEC) is a global provider of enterprise-class Flash-based solid-state drives (SSDs) that are designed for systems and applications that require high input and output (IO). The Company designs and develops its own SSD controllers, enhance them with firmware and integrate them with NAND flash media to manufacture SSDs. It sells its SSDs to global enterprise hardware original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), which incorporate them into products used in a variety of industries, including cloud computing, defense, e-commerce, financial services, government, healthcare, transportation, virtualization, and Web 2.0. The Company also manufacture small form factor Flash-based SSDs, cards and modules, as well as custom high-density dynamic random access memory (DRAM) modules for networking, communications and embedded industrial applications. In April 2011, it acquired certain assets of Knowledge Quest Infotech Private Limited.