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Lexar Enhances Its Professional CompactFlash Line With Higher Capacities

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today enhanced its Professional CompactFlash (CF) range with higher capacities. The new Lexar Professional 1066x 256 GB CF card offers a read transfer speed up to 160 MB per second and write speeds up to 155 MB per second.

The Professional 800x CF card is now available with a capacity of 256 GB, as well as the industry's first 512 GB memory card, both with read transfer speeds up to 120 MB per second and write speeds up to 75 MB per second. The cards dramatically accelerate workflow and provide high-speed, reliable performance to capture and transfer high-quality photos and 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video.

Lexar Debuts High-Capacity 128 GB and 256 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drives

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced increased capacities to its line of JumpDrive USB 3.0 flash drives, adding a 128 GB option to the Lexar JumpDrive P10, JumpDrive S33, and JumpDrive S23, along with a 256 GB option to the JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 flash drive. The increased capacities paired with the performance of USB 3.0 technology make these drives a convenient solution for transporting or archiving of all types of files.

"We live in a time where people are on the move more than ever, and are embracing the benefits of living their lives in the digital realm. With more televisions and set-up-boxes allowing USB recording, higher capacity flash drives are essential for download and replay of favorite television shows," said Aaron Lee, director of product marketing, Lexar. "In adding the 128 GB and 256 GB capacities to our USB 3.0 line of JumpDrives, Lexar is offering personal storage solutions that will provide users the ability to quickly and conveniently take their photos, videos, music, movies, and other important information with them, wherever they go."

Lexar Starts Sampling 3333x CFast 2.0 Memory Cards

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced its technological leadership in the digital imaging market with the immediate sample availability of Lexar Professional 3333x CFast 2.0 cards and the Lexar Professional Workflow CFast 2.0 USB 3.0 reader for the Lexar Professional Workflow Reader Solution. The CFast 2.0 specification is the next generation of high performance memory cards designed for professional applications in still imaging and video capture.

Lexar Professional 3333x CFast 2.0 Card
With capacities available for sampling in 256 GB, 128 GB, 64 GB, and 32 GB, the Lexar Professional 3333x CFast 2.0 cards demonstrate new speed thresholds to capture high-quality images and 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video. Designed to maximize the capabilities of the next-generation of high-definition camcorders and high-resolution digital SLR cameras, the new cards provide a read transfer speed up to 3333x (500 MB per second), which is three times faster than any CompactFlash card. Additionally, the new Lexar Professional 3333x CFast 2.0 cards will support the Video Performance Guarantee (VPG-65) specification for professional-quality video capture, and includes the latest version of Image Rescue software.

Lexar Announces New High-Performance Secure USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the Lexar JumpDrive M10 Secure USB 3.0 flash drive for safe and high-speed file transfer. The new drive offers EncryptStick Lite software, an advanced security solution with 256-bit AES encryption for comprehensive data protection, the ability to create a single password-protected vault that automatically encrypts data, and a File Shredder feature that permanently deletes files from the device so they cannot be restored. Additionally, the drive sports an easy-to-read, always-on capacity meter to determine available storage space at a glance, even when disconnected.

"The JumpDrive M10 Secure is designed for on-the-go executives, power business users, or anyone holding sensitive information who may want more data security than the average person," said Aaron Lee, director of product marketing, Lexar. "With the ability to create password-protected vaults that automatically encrypt data and virtually 'shred' deleted files, customers can rest assured that their data is safe and secure."

Lexar Introduces Its New Professional Workflow Reader Solution

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the Lexar Professional Workflow Reader Solution, the only solution that transfers video and images from up to four memory cards at once using just one USB port. The solution includes a four-bay reader hub compatible with popular card formats, such as XQD, UDMA 7 CompactFlash (CF), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Ultra High Speed-I (UHS-I), and Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) UHS-I.

The Lexar Professional Workflow Reader Solution allows users to mix and match readers in the hub. The readers are sold separately so users can configure the hub into an ideal solution that meets their individual workflow needs:

Lexar Debuts High-Performance microSDXC 600x UHS-I Memory Card

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the 64 GB Lexar High-Performance microSDXC UHS-I card with read transfer speeds up to 600x (90 MB per second). Designed to enhance the mobile video capabilities of smartphones, tablets, and sports camcorders, the Class 10 microSDXC UHS-I card allows users to capture, store, play back, and transfer up to eight hours of 1080p full-HD video and thousands of photos and songs.

"Over the past decade, mobile technologies including smartphones, tablets, and action video cameras have become an integral part of everyday life - and new capabilities are continually being added to enhance these technologies. Mobile devices offer convenience for business and personal needs, as well as the ability to capture those special, every day moments," said Adam Kaufman, product marketing manager, Lexar. "The Lexar High-Performance microSDXC UHS-I card provides users with a premium mobile solution that allows them to spend less time offloading their increasingly large files and more time capturing those important moments while they're on the go."

Lexar Unveils High-Performance microSDHC UHS-I Memory Cards

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the Lexar High-Performance microSDHC UHS-I card with transfer speeds up to 600x (90 MB per second). Designed to enhance the mobile video capabilities of sports camcorders, smartphones, and sports tablets, the Class 10 UHS-I card allow users to capture and store up to 4 hours of HD video; 12,900 photos; or 7,400 songs.

"With each new high-definition camera introduced to the market there are enhanced capabilities added, enabling people to capture more of the action than previously possible, especially photos and videos captured on today's popular HD sportscams. Additionally, mobile phones have become an essential tool to help capture those unexpected moments people just don't want to forget," said Adam Kaufman, product marketing manager, Lexar. "The Lexar High-Performance microSDHC UHS-I card provides consumers with a complete solution to efficiently store and manage their important mobile content, no matter the mobile device used to capture it."

Lexar Announces New High-Performance USB 3.0 Flash Drives

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced three new USB 3.0 flash drives: the Lexar JumpDrive P10, the Lexar JumpDrive S33, and the Lexar JumpDrive S23. The drives individually offer features that include improved transfer rates, colorful capacity options, as well as swivel and retractable designs. The new Lexar JumpDrive models are backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and enable consumers to quickly transfer and store photos, videos, and files on the go.

"We recognize that there are a lot of choices in the market when it comes to USB flash drives, so we're focused on providing our customers with high-quality, well-designed options that suit a range of storage needs," said Aaron Lee, director of product marketing, Lexar. "Our new value USB 3.0 JumpDrives, S23 and S33, offer impressive performance and reliability at price points that will be attractive to everyone. The new JumpDrive P10 continues to strive to be the fastest USB flash drive with a native USB 3.0 controller."

Lexar Also Introduces Professional 1100x XQD Cards

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today introduced the Lexar Professional 1100x XQD card and XQD USB 3.0 Reader for professional photographers and videographers and advanced photo and video enthusiasts. Available in capacities of 32 GB and 64 GB, the Lexar Professional 1100x XQD card adheres to the XQD specification for next-generation DSLR camera models backed by Nikon and Sony.

The Lexar Professional XQD card delivers a minimum guaranteed read transfer speed of 1100x (168 MB per second), allowing users to quickly capture and store high-quality images, 1080p full-HD and 3D video, and up to 100 frames in RAW format in continuous shooting mode. Smaller and more rugged than other card formats, the Lexar Professional 1100x XQD card provides exceptional resilience to water, temperature, shock, and vibration, making it an excellent choice for shooting in extreme conditions.

Lexar Unveils High-Performance 600x UHS-I Memory Cards

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the 256 GB Lexar Professional 600x SDXC UHS-I card. The Class 10 card offers a 90 MB per second minimum guaranteed read transfer speed to give photographers and videographers the ability to capture extended lengths of 1080p HD and 3D video and high-quality images. When paired with a compatible card reader, such as the Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader, the Professional 600x SDXC card helps photographers zip through post-production with high-speed card-to-computer file transfer, improving workflow and enabling them to shoot longer.

"With the growing demands of HD and 3D video capabilities, today's professional photographers and videographers need to be equipped with a high-performance and high-capacity memory card to meet the needs of their clients," said Manisha Sharma, director of product marketing, Lexar. "By using the 256 GB Lexar Professional SDXC UHS-I card, professionals can leverage all the latest camera features available for capturing high-quality video and images, without having to worry about time spent changing cards or transferring content to the computer. We want our customers to make the most of their time out on the field."

Lexar Unveils Platinum II Series SDXC Cards in Amazon Clear Packaging

Lexar unveiled the Platinum II series SDXC cards. The cards are packaged in Amazon clear (frustration-free packaging), and are compliant with UHS-I, SD Class-10 standards, with a minimum transfer speed of 10 MB/s, and 30 MB/s maximum. The cards are available in 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB capacities. The three capacities (in the above order) are priced at the equivalent of US $11.4, $21.4, and $49.7, respectively.

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Lexar Introduces High-Performance microSDHC UHS-I and microSDXC UHS-I Memory Cards

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today introduced the Lexar High-Performance microSDHC UHS-I and microSDXC UHS-I memory cards for smartphones, tablets, and sports camcorders. The UHS-I cards carry a Class 10 speed classification, and deliver read transfer speeds up to 300x (45MB per second), allowing users to quickly capture, store, play back, and transfer their favorite media files, including 1080p full-HD and 3D video.

Designed for adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies, these cards enable outdoor enthusiasts to capture up to eight hours of their greatest moments in HD and share it with friends faster. Users can also store up to 24,800 photos or 14,200 songs, and when paired with the included USB 3.0 reader, get fast transfer rates from their memory card to their PC or Mac computer.

Lexar Rolls out the Multi-Card 25-in-1 USB 3.0 Reader

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the new Lexar Multi-Card 25-in-1 USB 3.0 Reader, a versatile, all-in-one solution for quick and reliable file transfers from 25 of the most popular memory card formats.

The reader provides five slots compatible with popular card formats such as CompactFlash, Secure Digital, including newly added support for Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) cards, Mobile, Memory Stick and xD-Picture cards. The reader is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports, can read multiple cards simultaneously, and provides card-to-card file transfer. For additional information about the Lexar Multi-Card 25-in-1 USB 3.0 Reader, visit www.lexar.com.

Lexar Announces Industry's First 256 GB SDXC UHS-I Memory Card

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today introduced the industry's first 256 GB Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) UHS-I memory card, the Lexar Professional 400x SDXC UHS-I card. The Class 10 card leverages the SD 3.0 specification to dramatically accelerate workflow and allows photographers to capture, store, and transfer a large number of high-quality photos and extended lengths of 1080p full-HD and 3D video with a minimum guaranteed sustained read transfer speed of 60 MB per second.

When paired with a compatible card reader, such as the Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader, the Professional 400x SDXC card quickly and reliably transfers images and video from the memory card to the computer.

Samsung Electronics Purchases CORE Flash Portfolio License

Alliacense today announced that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has purchased a license for its CORE Flash Portfolio Licensing Program. The agreement resolves the ITC Investigation and District Court lawsuit recently filed against the Korean electronics giant. Samsung joins a rapidly growing list of CORE Flash Portfolio licensees, including Lexmark, ASUStek, Philips and Lenovo.

In order to protect the investments of the CORE Flash licensee community, the successful CORE Flash Licensing Program has been dramatically enhanced with aggressive enforcement activities -- including the filing of two separate waves of patent infringement complaints with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and US District Court against nearly 40 companies in the past 9 months.

Lexar Intros New UDMA7-capable USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader

Lexar introduced a new variant of its Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader, which it launched back in May, 2011. The new variant supports faster UDMA7 mode for the CompactFlash bay, which allows users to take advantage of the company's recently-launched Professional 1000X Series CompactFlash cards. The new transfer mode, combined with the new CF cards, churns out transfer rates as high as 167 MB/s. In addition, the reader's SDXC/SDHC/SD card slot supports SD UHS-I with maximum transfer rate of 104 MB/s. To make sure there is zero interface bottleneck with the host PC, the reader takes advantage of the 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface. Measuring 69.9 x 63.5 x 25.4 mm, the reader weighs about 69 g. Its pricing is not disclosed, yet.


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Lexar Also Debuts JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 flash drive. Available in 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB capacities, the new JumpDrive Triton is more than 20 times faster than standard USB 2.0 flash drives based on benchmark tests, offering blazing-fast 155 MB per second read and 150 MB per second write speeds for exceptionally fast and reliable downloading and transferring of content.

Lexar Announces the JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 flash drive. The new Lexar JumpDrive S73 leverages SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology to empower users to step up to the next level of personal storage performance by transferring photos, videos, and files up to three times faster than standard USB 2.0 flash drives. Offering read speeds up to 45 MB per second and write speeds up to 20 MB per second, the Lexar JumpDrive S73 is available in 8GB (blue), 16GB (purple), 32GB (orange), and 64GB (green) capacities.

Lexar Introduces New, Professional Series SDHC and SDXC UHS-I Memory Cards

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today introduced new Lexar Professional 600x and 400x Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Ultra High Speed I (UHS-I) memory cards, including the industry's first 128 GB SDXC UHS-I card. The cards offer outstanding performance, reliability, and compatibility for professional and enthusiast photographers and videographers alike, maximizing the digital workflow experience of capturing and managing large volumes of high-quality images and extended lengths of 1080p full-HD video.

Lexar Introduces New, High Capacity CompactFlash Cards

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced new Lexar Professional 400x CompactFlash (CF) card capacities, including the industry's first 256 GB memory card. Also available in 64 GB and 128 GB capacities, the increased capacity options provide enormous storage capabilities and impressive performance for photographers and videographers to capture large volumes of high-resolution images and high-definition video. These increased capacities also open the door for new uses in the industrial and commercial markets where higher capacity hard disk drives have previously been used.

The new Lexar Professional CF card capacities are speed rated at 400x and provide a minimum guaranteed transfer speed of 60 MB per second, allowing professionals and advanced photo and video enthusiasts to enjoy extended capture of 1080p full-HD video and sustained, rapid-fire shooting. When paired with UDMA 7-compatible devices, like the Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader, the new Professional 400x CF card capacities provide rapid transfer of content from card to computer, significantly accelerating the digital workflow and enabling photographers to spend more time creating and less time waiting.

Lexar Launches Compact Flash Card with 1,000X Speed

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the industry's first 1000x memory card, the Lexar Professional 1000x CompactFlash (CF) card. The new card provides professional photographers and advanced photo and video enthusiasts with blazing-fast 150MB per second minimum guaranteed sustained read speed.

The Lexar Professional 1000x CF card will be available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities, and supports the VPG-20 specification, meaning the card has been tested and guaranteed for professional video capture streams at up to 20 MB/s, ensuring professional-quality video at high frame rates with no dropped frames.

Lexar Ships Echo MX and Echo ZX Portable Backup Solutions

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced that the Lexar(R) Echo MX and ZX backup drives are now available at traditional and online retail channels. The Lexar Echo MX can be purchased at Amazon.com, Office Depot, and Target, while Echo ZX drives are offered at Amazon.com and Office Depot stores nationwide.

The Lexar Echo MX backup drive comes in a range of capacities, from 8GB to 128GB, allowing users to back up and protect large volumes of files and data on the go. With fast transfer speeds up to 30MB/s read and 17MB/s write, based on capacity, coupled with the easy-to-read, always-on capacity meter powered by E Ink technology, users can quickly access data while easily checking available space. The Lexar Echo ZX, an always-ready backup drive, provides the protection users are looking for in a low-profile, plug-and-stay design. The drive is available in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities, with transfer speeds up to 28MB/s read and 15MB/s write, based on capacity.

New Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader Dramatically Accelerates Workflow

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced the new Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader, a high-performance card reader that enables professional and advanced amateur photographers and videographers to maximize their workflow with blazing-fast transfer speeds. The reader leverages SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) technology to deliver high-speed performance that supports the latest CompactFlash (CF) UDMA, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), and SD Ultra High Speed-I (UHS-I) memory cards. The versatile reader is also backwards compatible with standard CF, SD, and Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards and USB 2.0 host devices.

“USB is the most popular connectivity option for PCs, and it’s critical that professional photographers and videographers have convenient and versatile tools to maximize their workflow and fully leverage the performance of their high-speed memory cards,” said Manisha Sharma, director of product marketing for cards, Lexar Media. “The Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader combines extremely fast performance with a versatile, innovative design to provide pro and hobbyist shooters with a reader that dramatically reduces image transfer time. The speed offered by the reader enables users to move large volumes of high-resolution images and HD video faster than ever, allowing them to spend less time at the PC and more time on other activities.”

Crucial m4 SSD with Higher Capacities and Faster Performance Now Available

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced the immediate availability of Crucial m4 solid-state drives in capacities ranging from 64GB to 512GB. Designed for both business customers and general consumers, the Crucial m4 SSD product line incorporates Micron's industry-leading 25-nanometer (nm) NAND flash technology in a 2.5" form factor. Like its Crucial RealSSD C300 predecessor, the Crucial m4 also supports the SATA 6Gb/s interface, opening up the data path between the host processor and the SSD, and resulting in improved overall system responsiveness, including faster boot times and application loads.

The new Crucial m4 SSD reaches read speeds of up to 415 MB/second, a 17 percent increase over its predecessor. Likewise, write speeds on the new 512GB capacity have demonstrated increases up to 260MB/s, a 20 percent boost over the fastest C300 drive1. Ideal for client computing, Crucial m4 SSD products provide benefits for notebooks, desktops, workstations, and industrial applications, including low power consumption, lightweight construction, and resistance to shock and vibration.

Crucial Expands Gaming Line With New Ballistix Sport Memory Series

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today introduced the Crucial Ballistix Sport memory series designed to provide mainstream users, gamers, and general PC enthusiasts with a reliable, no-hassle gaming experience. The new Crucial Ballistix Sport memory supports today's latest AMD and Intel platforms, including 2nd Generation Intel Core processor (formerly codenamed Sandy Bridge) technology. It also features a stylish new heat spreader design, along with standard timings and voltages, providing maximum memory stability and system compatibility. Additionally, industry-standard specifications require little or no BIOS configuration, resulting in easy product installation.

"Over the years, Crucial Ballistix memory has earned a reputation amongst gamers and enthusiasts as high-quality, high-performance, reliable memory," said Jeremy Mortenson, senior product manager. "The Crucial Ballistix Sport series offers casual gamers an accessible, easy-to-use Ballistix memory product at an affordable price. This new Ballistix offering is part of our broader product strategy and a commitment to satisfy the needs of our customers."
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