SAN DIEGO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Apricorn today announced that its IBM-branded CompactFlash(TM) memory cards are compatible with the new IBM WorkPad(R) z50. IBM has certified these CompactFlash memory cards as compatible notebook and memory accessories for its products. The new CompactFlash cards are ideal for consumers who are looking for an efficient and convenient way to transfer large amounts of data between different systems, such as the new WorkPad z5O. Today's announcement follows the licensing agreement that Apricorn signed with IBM, allowing Apricorn to manufacturer and distribute CompactFlash, Smart Media, ATA Flash, USB readers and PC card adapters under the IBM brand name. Apricorn's IBM-branded CompactFlash cards will be exclusively sold through IBM resellers and distributors. As the first "ThinkPad Proven" memory partner, Apricorn already has an established relationship with IBM. This new licensing agreement emphasizes the relationship between the two companies and assures consumers that Apricorn's IBM-branded memory products have met all of IBM's standards for quality and compatibility. "We are very excited to have entered into this licensing agreement with IBM," said Paul Brown, president and CEO of Apricorn Our CompactFlash memory products are an obvious choice for IBM consumers, especially those who are looking for reliable, high-quality accessories for the new WorkPad z50." Pricing and Availability Apricorn's IBM-branded CompactFlash Memory Cards are available worldwide through authorized IBM resellers and distributors. They are available in 8, 16, 24, 32, 40 and 48MB capacities. Contact authorized IBM resellers and distributors for pricing information. About Apricorn 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 the industry's leading notebook manufacturers. Contact Apricorn at 800-458-5448, or 619-513-2000, or on the World Wide Web at www.apricorn.com. NOTE: All product names are trademarks of their respective companies.