Cornice Broadens Storage Line in Retail Push
Cornice has added a smaller, 1GB capacity to its line of "storage elements" in a more direct attack on the flash market.Cornice has added a smaller, 1GB capacity to its line of "storage elements" in a more direct attack on the flash market. The addition means that Cornice Inc. now offers 1GB, 1.5GB, and 2GB capacity points within its Storage Element line, which takes a 1-inch hard-disk-like device and strips it down to reduce cost. Cornices chief competitor is flash memory, which is used by digital camera, MP3 players and other consumer-electronics devices to store data files.
While consumer flash cards tend to top out at 1GB, the additional capacity Cornice offers serves a limited market. Cornices move is designed to take Cornice-based products into retail, rather than serve the specialty markets, said Scott Holt, executive vice president of Cornice.