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Increased Capacity of Lexar Platinum II Memory Cards Enhances Experience for Value-Conscious Video and Photo Enthusiasts

  • 05 November, 2008 08:28

<p><i>New 16GB Secure Digital High Capacity and CompactFlash Memory Cards Enhance Video- and Photo-Capturing Capabilities of Flash-Based Digital Cameras, Camcorders and Digital SLRs</i></p>
<p>Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, announced today that the company has further increased the capacity of its widely popular Platinum II flash memory card line by introducing a Platinum II 60x 16GB Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) card and Platinum II 80x 16GB CompactFlash® (CF) card. The new, high-capacity cards give value-conscious video and photo enthusiasts the ability to shoot longer and faster, while taking advantage of new higher-resolution and high-definition digital camcorders, digital SLRs and point-and-shoot cameras.</p>
<p>“With the rapid increase in camera resolutions now exceeding 10 megapixels resulting in larger image file sizes from newer digital cameras, flash-enabled digital camcorders, and digital SLRs, consumers need a higher-speed, higher-capacity memory card to ensure optimal performance while shooting,” said Manisha Sharma, director of product marketing, Lexar. “The new Lexar Platinum II 16GB cards provide the quality and dependability that customers expect from Lexar, with the increased capacity required to record and shoot longer.”</p>
<p>When used with many of today’s popular flash-based digital camcorders, the Platinum II 16GB memory cards allow up to six hours of 1080 high-definition video recording. The Platinum II SDHC memory card is speed-rated at 60x, capable of a minimum sustained write speed of 9MB per second, while the Platinum II CF memory card is speed-rated at 80x, which represents a minimum sustained write speed of 12MB per second. The high-speed cards provide faster transfers of high-resolution video and photos, as well as large audio and digital multimedia files.</p>
<p>The new Lexar Platinum II SDHC and CF cards include a limited lifetime warranty and valuable image-related software—the full version of Lexar Image Rescue™ 3, Lexar’s award-winning image recovery software, and a six-month trial of Corel® Painter™ Essentials 4.</p>
<p><b>Availability and Pricing</b></p>
<p>The Lexar Platinum II 16GB SDHC and CF memory cards are available now for a suggested retail price of:</p>
<p>• Lexar Platinum II 16GB SDHC AU $93.50 / NZ$104.80</p>
<p>• Lexar Platinum II 16GB CF AU$172.60 / NZ$193.45</p>
<p>Additionally, Lexar Platinum II 16GB SDHC and CF memory cards are available in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacities.</p>
<p>Australian distributors of Lexar Media products include: WestGroup – Ph: 1300 130 578 and Ingram Micro – Ph: +61 2 9381 6000.</p>
<p>New Zealand distributor of Lexar Media products is T. A. Macalister New Zealand Ph: 649-303-4334 Fax: 649-309-6502 E: tamac@macalister.co.nz Web: http://macalister.co.nz/</p>
<p><b>About Lexar Media</b></p>
<p>Lexar Media is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of NAND flash and DRAM memory products under the Lexar and Crucial brand names. Lexar offers products in all major flash and DRAM memory categories, including: consumer and enterprise-level USB flash drives, industry-leading memory cards for photography, and all popular form factors of memory cards for mobile devices. For computers, Lexar also offers a full range of DRAM computer memory upgrades for PCs and Mac systems, and solid state drives (SSD). An industry leader in innovative, patented flash memory technology, Lexar is vertically integrated with Micron Technology, one of the largest semiconductor manufacturers worldwide.</p>
<p>For more information about Lexar, visit www.lexar.com/au. For more information about Crucial products, visit www.crucial.com, www.crucial.com/uk or www.crucial.com/eu. Lexar Media, Inc. is a subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc. Lexar Media is a division of Micron Europe Limited, a division of Micron Semiconductor Asia Pte. Ltd., and a division of Micron Japan, Ltd.</p>
<p><b>About Micron Technology, Inc.</b></p>
<p>Micron Technology, Inc., is one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures and markets DRAM, NAND flash memory, CMOS image sensors, other semiconductor components, and memory modules for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking, and mobile products. Micron's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit www.micron.com.</p>
<p>© 2008 Lexar Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Information is subject to change without notice. Lexar, the Lexar logo and Jumpdrive are trademarks of Lexar Media, Inc. Micron, Crucial, and the Crucial logo are trademarks of Micron Technology, Inc. Kodak and the Kodak trade dress are trademarks of Kodak used under license. Eastman Kodak Company is an authorised licensee of the SD and xD-Picture Card trademarks. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.</p>
<p><b>Media Contact</b></p>
<p>Kya de Rome</p>
<p>Kinetics</p>
<p>+61 2 9212 3848</p>
<p>kya@kinetics.com.au.</p>

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