SAN DIEGO, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the growing demand for
CompactFlash memory, Apricorn today announced a strategic partnership with IBM
to deliver IBM branded CompactFlash cards to the market. Apricorn, a leading
manufacturer of portable computer storage and memory products, has signed a
license agreement with IBM that will allow Apricorn to manufacturer and
distribute CompactFlash, Smart Media, ATA Flash, USB readers and PC card
adapters under the IBM brand name. The IBM branded CompactFlash cards will be
exclusively sold through IBM resellers and distributors.
As the first "ThinkPad Proven" memory partner, Apricorn has an established
relationship with IBM. "Apricorn has been a qualified supplier of products for
IBM systems for some time now, and we are very pleased to extend our
relationship by licensing the IBM brand for their CompactFlash memory cards.
This relationship will meet consumer memory needs for multiple devices in the
market and will also allow synergy with other IBM products," said
Raymond Uhlir Jr., Program Director of the Licensing and Business Development
for the Consumer Division of IBM. "Under this agreement, Apricorn will supply
products and services meeting IBM required standards for quality, reliability,
and compatibility that our IBM resellers, distributors and consumers have come
Flash memory technology has dramatically increased efficiency throughout
the mobile workforce by reducing the amount of time and effort used to
transfer and store data. By offering higher capacities than traditional memory
devices, CompactFlash provides users with the ability to transfer a large
amount of data between different systems. Designed primarily for use with
digital cameras, hand-held PC's and PDA's, the IBM CompactFlash cards are
available in 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48MB capacities.
"As IBMs official manufacturing licensee for CompactFlash products, we can
supply IBM resellers and distributors with a range of CompactFlash options to
meet a wide variety of applications," said Paul Brown, president of Apricorn.
"And, because IBM has entrusted its brand name to these products, customers
can be assured that they meet IBM's rigorous standards for performance and
Pricing and Availability
IBM's CompactFlash Memory Cards will be available worldwide April 15th
through authorized IBM resellers and distributors. Contact authorized IBM
resellers and distributors for pricing information.
Apricorn Inc., headquartered in San Diego, California, specializes in
portable computing storage products, and has been at the forefront of
developing new computer product enhancements and add-ons for nearly 15 years.
Apricorn has maintained its leadership position by consistently being the
first to market with reliable, high-capacity memory modules for new notebook
computers. The product line currently includes over 500 different memory and
storage expansion products for every popular portable computer from today's
leading manufacturers. Apricorn's EZ-GIG recently won a WIN100 award from
WINDOWS Magazine, and has been officially approved by such notebook makers as
Fujitsu, Dell, Toshiba, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard and IBM.
Contact Apricorn at 800-458-5448, or 619-513-2000, or on the World Wide
Web at www.apricorn.com.
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