|Samsung Enters Flash Memory Market in US|
Posted: 09-May-2003 [Source: Samsung]
[Samsung USA to offer CompactFlash card, a SmartMedia card, the MultiMedia card, and the Secure Digital card.]
Irvine, CA -- Samsung, a worldwide digital information technology and consumer electronics leader, announces a full suite of flash data storage products targeted to consumers who want to boost the memory of their digital cameras, digital audio players, PDAs, and cell phones. Samsung's flash memory offerings include: CompactFlash cards, SmartMedia cards, MultiMedia cards, Secure Digital cards and USB flash drives. Samsung will offer 128MB capacity product for all four standards starting in May 2003 at retail outlets nationwide. Higher capacity products will be launched throughout 2003.
"As a worldwide leader in flash memory components, it is only natural that Samsung enter the Samsung-branded memory card marketplace," states Rey Roque, Vice President of Marketing for Samsung's Digital Information Technology Division (DITD). "We are utilizing the synergies and power of Samsung's semiconductor and memory manufacturing capabilities to offer consumers affordable and reliable data storage solutions."
Flash memory is a chip technology used to store data and applications in many of today's most popular consumer electronics products such as digital cameras, digital audio players, PDAs and cell phones. Samsung's powerful lineup of flash memory products enables consumers to increase the storage capacity of their favorite gadgets, allowing them to fully enjoy the benefits and advantages of today's most popular tech devices.
The widely adopted CompactFlash card is currently the most popular card type for digital cameras, PDAs and other portable devices and supports a variety of capacities. A SmartMedia card is a removable flash memory product that enjoys widespread acceptance among digital camera manufacturers and users. It features a small footprint and is easily bundled and are very affordable. The lightweight MultiMedia card is ideal for use in digital audio players, digital camcorders, cell phones and global positioning systems (GPS). The Secure Digital card offers maximum security for copyrighted data and can be used in various digital devices. The USB Flash Drive offers a convenient and versatile form factor that connects to your computer's USB 1.1 or 2.0 port. Street pricing will start in the mid $50s. For more information about Samsung's line of flash memory products, or for the name of the dealer nearest you, contact Samsung toll-free at 1-800-SAMSUNG or via the Internet at www.samsungusa.com.
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