SanDisk, a global leader in flash memory products, announced at the CES 2009 in Las Vegas that it will be shipping its 16 gigabyte (GB) SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro (M2) mobile memory cards - the world’s largest removable flash storage capacity for mobile phones - in January 2009. This increased memory capacity, coupled with the high performance of the SanDisk Mobile Ultra flash memory line, allows consumers to further take advantage of the many storage-intensive features offered by today’s multimedia phones such as music playback, digital photo and video camera functions, gaming and GPS navigation applications.
The next-generation SDXC (eXtended Capacity) memory card specification, announced today at the 2009 International CES, dramatically improves consumers' digital lifestyles by providing the portable storage and speed needed to store weeks of high-definition video, years of photo collections and months of music to mobile phones, cameras and camcorders, and other consumer electronic devices. The new SDXC specification provides up to 2 terabytes storage capacity and accelerates SD interface read/write speeds to 104 megabytes per second this year, with a road map to 300 megabytes per second. The new SDXC memory cards will enable camcorders to provide longer, professional level HD video recording with a small form factor.
SanDisk introduces an innovative new family of SanDisk USB flash drives, including the world’s first backup USB flash drive with simple backup software activation at the touch of a button. The SanDisk Ultra Backup USB portable flash drive is the first offering of the company’s new SanDisk Ultra USB product line. With capacities up to 64 gigabytes (GB), the SanDisk Ultra Backup USB flash drive is designed to protect computer users’ photos, music, videos, personal and business documents, and other types of digital files, with the simple touch of a button. No software installation is needed. The drive protects onboard digital content with a dual layer of security, including password-protected access control and ultra-secure AES hardware-based encryption.
Lexar Media announces a new line of memory cards specifically designed for extended, standard- and high-definition (HD) video capture. The Lexar Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Full-HD and the Lexar Memory Stick PRO Duo Full-HD Video memory cards give consumers a wide selection of easy-to-use memory solutions for capturing and storing more of the videos that matter, in stunning 1080 resolution full-HD video. In addition to providing consumers with a reliable alternative to traditional tape-based storage devices, the Lexar Full-HD video memory cards also offer high-speed video transfer from the card to a computer for backup and sharing on popular user-generated content websites.
The CompactFlash Association (CFA) announces that CFast connectors and package will be displayed at CES in the CFA booth South 3 30166. The CFast WG was formed in July 2007 to develop the CFast specification for a CompactFlash card with a SATA (Serial ATA) interface. CFA members interested in the SATA interface should apply for inclusion in the CFA's SATA working group. Mr. Shigeto Kanda of Canon and the CFA chairman of the board said "The development of a CompactFlash card with a SATA interface will maintain the dominance of CompactFlash in the non-consumer (embedded systems, single board computers, data recorder, etc.) markets as well as promote its use in other applications such as digital SLR cameras and professional video cameras.
Following the success of the Active Crystals range, Philips and Swarovski announce new luxurious color enhanced USB memory keys and headphones for 2008. The new additions to the Active Crystals range offer a sparkling array of color to the elegant crystal accessories. The new Philips and Swarovski Active Crystals Color range includes the dazzling USB Heart Ware Crystal Vitrail Light memory keys, the vibrant Space Violet in-ear headphones, the USB Lock Out Jet Hematite memory keys and the Space Jet Hematite in-ear headphones. The beautiful soft tones of the eye-catching crystals add a new dimension to these sensational and practical accessories. Philips Active Crystals will be available in February 2008.
Kingston Technology announced it is expanding its line of USB Flash drives with the introduction of the Kingston DataTraveler 110 model. Designed for ultra-fast read/write speeds and lower price points, respectively, the Kingston DT110 drive is available in capacities up to 8GB. “The Kingston DataTraveler DT110 drive provides an economic way to transfer and transport data whenever and wherever you travel," said Joe Teng, Flash memory product manager, Kingston. Sleek, practical and attractively priced, the Kingston DataTraveler DT110 serves the needs of budget-conscious users as well as consumers looking for significant storage capacity in a lightweight, compact design.
Imation Corp. a worldwide leader in removable data storage media, introduced the Imation Pivot Plus Flash Drive and re-designed Imation Pivot Flash Drive, each engineered to deliver advanced security options. The Pivot Plus Flash Drive features a rugged design and maximum security to meet rigorous government security standards, providing an ideal way for business professionals and government personnel to safely store and transport sensitive or valuable data. The updated Pivot Flash Drive offers an enhanced design and security features, making it the perfect solution for today's mobile business professional.