Lexar Increases Capacity of SDHC Memory Cards

Lexar has 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.

Designed for professional photographers and advanced hobbyists who demand optimal performance from SDHC-enabled digital SLR cameras, the Professional 133x 8GB SDHC cards deliver a minimum sustained write speed capability of 20MB per second, which allows photographers to fully leverage the camera's high-speed processor and accelerate image download times. In addition, the new 133x 8GB SDHC cards provide users of high-definition camcorders and point-and-shoot digital cameras with video capture capability the opportunity to store full-motion video without interruption. In all scenarios, the user spends less time changing memory cards and more time capturing content. The Lexar Professional SDHC memory cards include free, dedicated technical support, a limited lifetime warranty, and a comprehensive suite of valuable software available for free download, including Lexar Image Rescue 3 and Corel Paint Shop Pro X.

SDHC cards are based on the Secure Digital Association's 2.0 specifications, utilizing the FAT32 file system. While the form factor of SDHC cards is identical to that of standard SD cards, SDHC cards are not backwards compatible with standard SD host devices, meaning that SDHC cards cannot be used in standard SD host devices. SDHC cards are specifically designed for use with SDHC-enabled devices, and allow users to leverage the higher capacity offered by the cards within those devices.

About Lexar Media
Lexar Media is a leading marketer and manufacturer of NAND flash and DRAM memory products under the Lexar and Crucial brand names. Lexar also sells memory products under the Kodak brand. For more information about Lexar, visit www.lexar.com. For more information about Crucial products, visit www.crucial.com, www.crucial.com/uk or www.crucial.com/eu. Lexar Media, Inc. is a subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc., and Lexar Media is a division of Micron Europe Limited, a division of Micron Semiconductor Asia Pte. Ltd., and a division of Micron Japan, Ltd.

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