Today’s topics include Micron unveiling the world’s first 1TB microSD card, and Lenovo spotlighting its edge computing and IoT efforts at the Mobile World Congress show.
Data memory and storage maker Micron Technology on Feb. 25 launched the world’s highest-capacity microSD card—one that holds 1TB of removable data. The announcement was made at the annual Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona.
Micron’s c200 1TB microSDXC UHS-I card is the first microSD card in the market to use the company’s advanced 96-layer 3D quad-level cell NAND technology. Micron said that the 1TB microSD card will provide cost-effective storage for 4K videos, pictures and games for users on their mobile phones and other electronic devices.
The card meets the A2 App Performance Class specification, enhancing user experience for Android Adoptable storage by enabling applications and games installed on the card to load faster.
Lenovo officials put the company’s edge computing and internet of things portfolio on display this week at Mobile World Congress, including unveiling a new small form-factor ThinkServer system designed to bring processing and storage capabilities closer to where data is increasingly being created.
At the same time, the OEM featured some of the fruits of partnerships with such vendors as VMware, Scale Computing, Pivot3 and Orange around edge computing, smart cities and other IoT areas for both enterprises and telecommunications companies.
According to Kirk Skaugen, executive vice president and president of Lenovo’s Data Center Group, “There is tremendous opportunity to help customers realize the power that edge computing can bring to their organizations. We’ve made significant focused investments in our IoT and telco offerings over the past year with several strategic partners, enabling connectivity from edge to data center.”