Lexar, a leader in advanced digital media and accessories, announced that it has increased the capacity of its SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) format memory cards in all three of the company’s popular product lines including Professional, Platinum II, and standard. Available later this month, the new 8GB cards provide consumers and professionals with the ultimate in functionality and performance, and are designed for SDHC-compatible devices such as digital cameras, PDAs, and mobile phones, to name only a few of the many popular SDHC-compatible product categories.
Consumers who own camcorders that use flash memory cards instead of tape will now be able to select the right storage media for their cameras with the debut of a video card line from SanDisk Corporation. As the first of a new category of storage media, SanDisk Video HD cards will be available in SDHC (high-capacity) and Memory Stick PRO Duo formats, and will be identified by minutes of recording time as well as by capacity. SanDisk unveiled the high performance video card product family during a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show, where the company is exhibiting at Booth 30768 in South Hall 3 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Panasonic, a leader in High Definition technology, announced the development of the world’s first 32 Gigabyte (GB) SD High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Card with Class 6 speed specification, perfect for recording High Definition video. With the ability to store up to eight hours of High Definition video, the Panasonic 32GB SDHC Memory Card prototype will be showcased at the 2008 International CES in Las Vegas. The newly developed card, featuring a massive 32GB of capacity is introduced in line with the huge growth in High Definition SD Camcorders and AVCHD High Definition video recording. The Panasonic 32 Gigabyte SDHC flash memory card will be available from March 2008.
Sony Europe’s Recording Media & Energy (RME) division announced the expansion of its high-definition recording options with the introduction of 16GB Memory Stick PRO Duo media. The Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo large-capacity flash storage device is ideal for Sony’s new Handycam camcorders based on AVCHD technology as well as the latest high-resolution Sony cameras (Cyber-shot & Alpha digital SLR cameras). Users can store up to 110 minutes of high-definition video recorded in 1920 mode, almost 6 hours of HD video when shooting in 1440 LP mode, and more than 4000 still pictures in 10 Megapixel resolution. The Sony 16GB Memory Stick PRO Duo media will be available in March 2008.
SanDisk Corporation, the proven leader in flash memory, announced it has begun to sample 12-gigabyte (GB) microSDHC flash memory cards to major phone manufacturers for testing and evaluation. The SanDisk microSDHC 12GB card represents a 50 percent boost in card capacity from SanDisk's industry-leading 8GB microSDHC cards, which are currently available worldwide, and highlights the growing popularity of mobile phones with storage-intensive features that include music players, digital cameras, video recording and playback and GPS capabilities.
Xias announces a new series of USB Pen Drives. The seductive black and silver drive allows users to take photos, MP3 files, game saves and other personal data with them wherever they go. The Xias drives come in 2GB to 8GB capacity, feature a two-year warranty and will be offered in multiple color options. The Xias drives will be available soon at many well-known retail outlets. “The demand for mobile digital storage has continued to increase,” commented Rick Stans, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Norcent Technology, Inc., an authorized licensee of Xias products. “The Xias pen drive offers a simple, safe solution to the growing US consumer segment that wants to access their personal data anywhere, anytime.”
Advanced Media, Inc., is a manufacturer and marketer of the popular Ridata brand of recordable CD and DVD media, electronic storage products, and digital media accessories. The company is introducing the first Smart Compact Flash Cards at CES 2008. Featuring high-speed access to reading and writing and up to 16GB of storage capacity, the self-monitoring CF card is ideal for virtually any flash media storage application.
Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, announced that it is expanding its Flash Voyager and Flash Survivor USB family lines with new 32GB capacity offerings. The new Corsair 32GB Flash Voyager and Flash Survivor USB drives will be debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show 2008 (CES) next week in Las Vegas in the Corsair Suite at the Wynn Hotel and at Showstoppers CES 2008.