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SanDisk 4GB miniSDHC flash memory

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Monday 18th, September 2006

SanDisk Corporation today announced a 4-gigabyte (GB) miniSD High Capacity (SDHC) flash card at the CTIA Wireless Show, where the company is exhibiting. The 4GB SanDisk miniSDHC card will be able to provide the fast speed and large capacity required to support increasingly popular but storage-intensive applications such as digital imaging, music and video record/playback functions as well as mobile television and videogames. The 4GB capacity can store more than 2,000 high-resolution pictures, more than 1,000 digital songs or up to 8 hours of MPEG 4 video. Retail release of the card is planned for 2007, the price has not yet been determined.

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Samsung 32Gb NAND flash device

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Wednesday 13th, September 2006

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology solutions, today announced that it has developed the industry’s first 40-nanometer (nm) memory device. The new 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 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.

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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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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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SanDisk Extreme IV CompactFlash

Posted by: Mark Peters Wednesday 2nd, August 2006

SanDisk introduced the new SanDisk Extreme IV line of CompactFlash digital film cards for professional photographers. The line is targeted at photographers who require the highest possible performance and the largest capacities for their medium format and high-end digital single lens reflex (SLR) cameras. The SanDisk Extreme IV CompactFlash cards are available in capacities of up to 8-gigabytes (GB)1 and deliver minimum read and write speeds of 40 megabytes per second (MB/sec.)2 making these the fastest flash memory cards in the world. This exceptionally fast card speed is critical when shooting large numbers of high-resolution images. SanDisk Extreme IV CF cards carry a lifetime limited warranty.

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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.