The MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA) â€“ which counts Kingston, ATP, HP, and Samsung, among others as board members â€“ is introducing a new memory card format.
They call it the Multiple-Interface Memory Card, or miCard, compatible with portable devices including digital cameras, smart phones, and PDAs. It includes a direct USB connector, so you donâ€™t need an external card reader to use it.
The initial specs are quite impressive: transfer rate of 480Mbit/sec, capacities up to 8GB, and they plan to ramp it up to 2048GB. Yes, thatâ€™s right, two-thousand gigabytes or two terabytes. On a tiny tiny card?
Reports say the new card format is already being supported by A-Data Technology Inc., Asustek Computer Inc., BenQ Corp., Carry Computer Eng. Co., C-One Technology Corp., DBTel Inc., Power Digital Card Co. and RiChip Inc.
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