(Fremont, California -- July 27, 2005) Pretec Electronics Corp., the inventor of iDisk Tiny and CU-Flash, the smallest USB flash Drive in the world since 2003, has released a 4GB SD card today, the largest capacity SD card in the world. Pretec's 4GB SD card is the newest addition to its high-speed line of 133x SD cards, from 256MB to 4GB, with access speed up to 20MB/s -- currently the fastest SD cards in the world that conform to the SD 1.1 specification. Constructed with 65 nano-meter 16Gb SLC NAND technology, which is typically one order of magnitude better reliability and 200%-500% faster than MLC NAND, Pretec's 133X 4GB SD card is available now for customer sampling with unit price of $699 each. Mass production is scheduled by next month.
Pretec also announces the availability of 2GB MMC 4.x card (MMC Plus) today. With 8-bit data bus and 52MHz clock rate, MMC 4.x card can be 400% faster than today’s SD card commonly available in the market, or 200% faster than the latest SD 1.1 specification. Effective immediately Pretec 12GB CF card pricing is reduced from $9999 to $4999. Made by flash memory devices yet larger capacity than most small form factor hard disk drive such as Microdrive, Pretec 12GB CF flash memory card is 300% larger capacity than its closest competitors in the market.
Although SD 1.1 specification and MMC 4.x are new in today’s market, most consumer and IA devices are being designed-in now, so end users will soon see the benefit of using Pretec high speed SD 1.1 or MMC 4.x cards which are backward compatible with older digital cameras, mobile phones or other IA devices operating with SD 1.0 or MMC 3.x specifications.
Pretec introduces also today e-Disk II, the 1st such bridging device in the world, an expandable USB flash disk by bundling SD/MMC cards which supports both SD 1.1 and MMC 4.x. Other than a flexible capacity USB Flash drive up to 4GB, users can adopt e-Disk II as a low cost and very high speed USB SD/MMC card reader to transfer data between computers and IA devices.
Pretec™ Electronics Corp. http://www.pretec.com
offers a complete spectrum of small form factor memory cards and card readers such as CF, MMC, SD, and USB Flash Drive for the digital imaging, mobile communication, and industrial control markets. As the world’s 2nd company to offer CF card since 1995, Pretec has consistently demonstrated the highest capacity cards in the world; such as CF card 80MB, 128MB, 160MB, 320MB, 640MB, 1.5GB, 3GB, 6GB and 12GB CF card at various locations around the world for the past six years; MMC card 1GB (2004) and 2GB (2005); USB Flash Drive 8GB (2004); and SD card 4GB (2005). With more than 100 patents granted or filed, Pretec has also been offering the highest speed cards in the world such as CF 80X (2004), MMC 4.0 150X (2004), USB 166X/266X (2005), SD 133X (2005); and smallest size USB Flash Disk in the world such as iDisk Tiny (“Best Gear of 2003” by TIME Magazine) and CU-Flash (2005).
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