SanDisk Gives Three Mini Flash Announcements/Demonstrations at Cebit 2004
At Cebit 2004, SanDisk Corporation, the world's largest supplier of flash memory storage card products, announced that it has expanded the availability of its miniSD flash memory cards by offering them through its retail channels worldwide. SanDisk offers the industry's broadest range of capacities for miniSD cards with capacities that range from 64 megabytes (MB) to 256MB with prices ranging from $44.99 to $94.99. miniSD cards are used to store digital images, video, MP3 files and other data in multimedia mobile phones.
SanDisk also introduced a Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC) aimed at meeting the needs of some of the new multimedia cell phones that require a smaller card. As one of the world's smallest flash memory form factors, this solid-state card is about half the size of a postage stamp (and of a standard MultiMediaCard), measures 24x18x1.4 mm, and is removable. With a mechanical extender, it can be used in any full-sized MultiMediaCard slot as well as SD host devices that support the MultiMediaCard. The SanDisk Reduced Sized MultiMediaCard comes in 32, 64 and 128 megabyte capacities, and is projected to ship in the second quarter of this year. OEM pricing will range from $14.50 for the 32MB card to $40 for the 128MB card, in volume.
Furthermore, SanDisk announced that it has added SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo cards to its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) product line. About one third the size of a standard Memory Stick, the Memory Stick PRO Duo cards feature high-speed data transfer, MagicGate(TM) security for the secure transfer of copyright-protected content, and a write speed that allows for real-time recording of high-resolution images and video. SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo cards for OEMs range from 32 megabyte (MB) to 128MB capacities and are manufactured by SanDisk. Higher capacity cards, up to 512MB, have already been introduced for the retail market to support aftermarket purchases. SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo cards are available immediately. OEM capacities range from 32 megabyte (MB) to 128MB, with volume pricing ranging from $14 to $43.