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Samsung 32GB NAND flash memory

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 12th, September 2006

Samsung Electronics announced that it has developed the industry’s first 40-nanometer (nm) memory device. The Samsung 32 Gigabit (Gb) NAND flash device is the first memory to incorporate a Charge Trap Flash (CTF) architecture, a revolutionary new approach to further increase manufacturing efficiency while greatly improving performance. The new CTF-based NAND 32GB flash memory increases the reliability of the memory by sharply reducing inter-cell noise levels. Its surprisingly simple structure also enables higher scalability which will eventually improve manufacturing process technology from 40 nm to 30 and even 20nm. The 32Gb CTF memory was announced at the Samsung press conference in Seoul.

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Pretec 16GB i-Disk II

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Saturday 9th, September 2006

Pretec, world record holder of the highest capacity flash memory cards, has now released the 1st 16GB USB Flash Drive, the highest capacity thumb drive in the world, today at IFA 2006. 16GB capacity is nearly the equivalent to 4 DVDs or 23 compact discs, which can store around 5400 photos in regular size or more than 4000 MP3 songs. Pretec 16GB i-Disk II offers the users an unprecedented large space to manage the data for backup, storage, and file sharing at anytime and anywhere. With access speed up to 25MB/sec and extra features providing data security and convenience such as password protection, data encryption and write protection, make Pretec 16GB i-Disk II ideal for commercial applications.

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ATP 4GB ToughDrive

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 7th, September 2006

ATP Electronics, the leading manufacturer of flash digital media solutions, will showcase the latest addition to its award-winning USB ToughDrive lineup, the 4GB ToughDrive, at RetailVision Fall 2006 from August 28 to August 31 in Denver, Colorado. The 200X USB ToughDrive was recently recognized as the “Most Innovative End User Solution” at the Flash Memory Summit. Along with the ToughDrive, ATP will also be displaying its other award winner USB drive, the Petito. Recently named as the “Winner of Excellence in USB Storage 2006” by Storage Products Guide, Petito maintains durability features unmatched by any other standard USB drives while sporting a fashionable and stylish look.

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Ridata 8GB Compact Flash card

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 31st, August 2006

Advanced Media, Inc., manufacturer and marketer of the popular Ridata brand of recordable CD and DVD media, flash memory cards and USB flash drives, has introduced its latest offering to its growing Ridata brand lineup for photographers. Its new 150X Compact Flash card for SLR digital cameras and other electronic applications features exceptionally fast read and write, solid-state dependability, and up to 8GB capacity. The Type I Ridata 150X Compact Flash memory card is available in the following capacity sizes: 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB. The Compact Flash Card is available now through selected retailers. It features popular pricing for all four capacities.

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Phase One bundled with SanDisk CF

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 31st, August 2006

Phase One, the world leader in professional digital imaging solutions and SanDisk Corporation, the world’s largest supplier of flash storage card products, are helping photographers to realize the benefits of shooting in RAW. All SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash cards now include a full and free edition of Phase One’s Capture One LE RAW Workflow software. Capture One LE normally retails at $ / €99. The bundle of the two products will enable photographers that shoot in JPEG to easily join their professional peers in working in RAW. Extreme III users who already shoot RAW images can now process their images in the industry leading Capture One at no additional charge.

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Olympus 2GB xD-Picture card

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Wednesday 30th, August 2006

Olympus Imaging America Inc. proudly introduces the new 2 GB Type M-Series xD-Picture Card, called the M2 GB, an advanced ultra-compact memory media designed for digital cameras. The M2 GB has the greatest storage capacity in the xD-Picture Card series and is scheduled to go on sale in August 2006. Greater storage capacity enables users to capture more Quick Time Video and high-resolution sports, underwater and travel photos all on one card for a longer period of time between downloads to a computer or printer. This is a great advantage for travelers who can't easily edit or print photos while on the road, and want to capture as many memories as possible.

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Fujifilm 2GB xD-Picture Card

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Wednesday 30th, August 2006

Digital photographers of all levels - amateur and professional alike - will be pleased to learn of the availability of a new 2GB xD-Picture Card from Fuji Photo Film USA, Inc. Digital photographers are taking more photos and they are doing so with cameras of higher resolutions. Fujifilm has responded to this influx of high-resolution pictures by providing a media card that doubles the memory capacity of the current 1GB product. The new 2GB xD-Picture Card provides the storage space necessary to keep these photos until they are printed and shared. Like the 1GB xD-Picture Card, the 2GB version is lightweight and compact-one of the smallest media cards available.

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PNY Attaché USB Flash drive

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Wednesday 30th, August 2006

PNY Technologies, Inc. announced today that its Attaché USB 2.0 Flash Drives and SD Flash Media Cards are available in multi-packs from leading retailers. The 2-and-3-unit multi-packs offer consumers a special value on their purchases. Multi-packs are available for both devices in 512MB and 1GB capacities. "PNY is pleased to introduce this innovative packaging design into the retail channel to meet consumer need for high performance, dependable storage solutions at a multi-pack value,” said Tony Gomez, vice president of sales and marketing for PNY Technologies. "Our new multi-pack offerings provide consumers with the freedom and convenience of keeping one unit and sharing the other(s).

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The days where consumers would expand their storage capacity with an 8 MB flash memory card are a long time ago. microSD cards with 32GB for a smart phone are a common fact. The increase of capacity is significant, but so is also the capacity we need for all our digital data we collect. Mobile imaging photographers shoot with their camera phone, DSLR photographers capture stills and HD video, and camcorder enthusiasts capture their favorite moment in Full High Definition quality. Due to the increase of high resolution material, more storage capacity and more speed is needed. The flash memory card and the hard discs are the most popular and used storage solutions. Cloud storage could become a storage solution for the near future. This type of storage and 3D Blu-ray storage are under development and maybe showcases - among the dozens of flash storage solutions - at the Photokina show 2010.

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