Storage Web Digest: Next-generation Storage Initiatives
Initiatives focus on future storage architectures including advanced devices, better management and file systems.
Personal StorageToshiba Adds 512MB Secure Digital Card Toshiba this week introduced its 512MB Secure Digital memory card. The card features a maximum data transfer rate of 10MB per seccond. The SD-M5124BX card consists of two of Toshibas 2Gbit NAND flash memory devices. The device is being shown at CeBIT America CeBIT America in New York. Read the full press release on: Silicon Valley Biz Ink Sony, SanDisk Expand Memory Stick Agreement Sony on Tuesday announced an extended Memory Stick licensing agreement with memory card maker SanDisk. The cross-licensing agreement will allow SanDisk to manufacture and sell Memory Stick cards, including Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick with Memory Select Function, and Memory Stick I/O cards, under the SanDisk brand name. SanDisk currently has the right to manufacture Memory Stick Pro cards under a licensing agreement signed between the two companies in January. Read the full story on: PC World
Storage BusinessSD Memory Card Format Shows Major Market Growth In the first four months of 2003, SD Memory Card sales grew more than 700 percent over the same period in 2002. According to The NPD Group, a global market information company, SD Memory Cards captured 25.2 percent of the U.S. retail and commercial memory card market during the first four months of 2003. Industry analyst IDC also predicts that demand for SD will be more than twice that of any other format by 2006. Read the full press release on: Silicon Valley Biz Ink