Apricorn's CompactFlash(TM) Memory Cards Now Compatible With the New IBM WorkPad(R) z50

Apricorn's IBM Branded Flash Memory Cards are Vital Tools for IBM's Innovative

New Notebook

Apr 27, 1999, 01:00 ET from Apricorn

    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
     "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.

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