Kingston Technology Launches microSD to Support New Smartphones

Release of Larger Capacity miniSD, MMCmobile Cards Round Out Variety of

Expansion Memory Solutions Available to Optimize Advanced Wireless Devices



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Jan 05, 2006, 00:00 ET from Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

/PRNewswire/ -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced its major
 support of the growing U.S. multifunction mobile or "Smartphone" market with
 the release of microSD expansion memory cards as well as larger capacity
 miniSD and MMCmobile cards, all shipping immediately.
     (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991011/KINGSTON)
     "New multifunction mobile handsets are just starting to touch the U.S.
 market and Kingston is ready with multiple formats of expansion memory to
 support these advanced wireless devices," said Keyla Velazquez, mobile media
 product manager, Kingston(R).  "There are numerous expansion card platforms
 and therefore, many choices.  Consumers need a trusted resource to help them
 optimize their Smartphones -- and they can count on Kingston to provide the
 necessary storage for mobile devices to run better and access files quickly
 and easily -- whether it's data, images, music or video," continued Velazquez.
     "You can't have too much storage with all the advanced services and
 features available to mobile users nowadays.  And with many handsets --
 including Smartphones -- continuing to measure onboard memory in the tens of
 megabytes, expansion memory continues to be an invaluable tool to get the most
 out of these devices," said James Alan Miller, managing editor,
 PDAStreet/SmartPhoneToday.
 
     New Offering: microSD
     Kingston's new microSD cards ship bundled with an SD adapter for use as a
 full-size SD card.  To protect against accidental data loss, the adapter has a
 built-in write-protect switch.  The 256-MB card is the first offering in the
 microSD product line, with larger capacities to follow.
 
 
 
                  Kingston microSD, MMCmobile and miniSD Cards
 
     Part Number  Capacity and Features  MSRP (U.S. only). Prices subject to
                                         change.
 
     SDC/256      256-MB microSD card    $27
     MMCM/1GB     1-GB MMCmobile card    $82
     SDM/1GB      1-GB miniSD card       $82
 
 
 
     Kingston microSD Features and Specifications:
     Capacities* -- 256 MB
     Dimensions -- .43" x .59" x .039" (11mm x 15mm x 1mm)
     Speed Rating** -- 8.8 MB/sec. read rate; 6.5 MB/sec. write rate
     Operating Temperature -- 32 degrees F to 140 degrees F (0 degrees C to 60
                              degrees C)
     Storage Temperature -- -4 degrees F to 185 degrees F (-20 degrees C to 85
                            degrees C)
     Weight -- 0.04 lbs. (1.41g)
     Standardized -- complies with SD Association specification standards
     Ultra-Portable -- extremely small footprint design
     Versatile -- when combined with the included adapter, can be used as a
                  full-size SD card
     Simple -- as easy as plug-and-play
     Reliable -- lifetime warranty
 
     Bigger Capacities: 1-GB MMCmobile, miniSD Cards
     Anticipating the need for greater storage capabilities as new
 multifunction phones emerge, Kingston is offering 1-GB versions of both its
 MMCmobile and miniSD cards.  With each carrying a suggested retail price of
 $82, the 1-GB cards will provide increased storage capacity for new
 feature-rich multifunction mobile devices.
     Given the myriad of expansion memory formats selected by wireless handset
 makers, Kingston is offering a variety of mobile memory solutions, ranging
 from miniSD, microSD, and MMCmobile cards, in addition to the standard SD and
 MMC cards currently used for expansion memory purposes in some multifunction
 cellular phones.  As new advanced wireless devices are introduced, Kingston
 will produce larger capacity mobile memory solutions to support them.
 
     About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
     Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world's largest independent
 manufacturer of memory products.  Kingston operates manufacturing facilities
 in Malaysia, Taiwan, China and Fountain Valley, Calif., including Payton
 Technology Corp., Kingston's back-end processing facility supporting memory
 packaging, test and logistics.  With the advent of Payton, Kingston supports
 all memory processing functions from receipt of wafer to completed module.
 Kingston serves a network of distributors, OEMs, and retail customers in more
 than 3,000 locations worldwide.  For more information on Kingston, call
 (800) 337-8410, or go to kingston.com.
 
     Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston
 Technology Corporation.  All rights reserved.  All other marks may be the
 property of their respective titleholders.
 
     *  Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions
        and thus is not available for data storage.  For more information,
        please consult Kingston's Digital Media Guide at
        Kingston.com/Digital_Media_Guide.
 
     ** Speed may vary based on host hardware, software and usage.  For more
        information about X speed, visit Kingston.com/digitalmedia/x
 
 

SOURCE Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
/PRNewswire/ -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced its major
 support of the growing U.S. multifunction mobile or "Smartphone" market with
 the release of microSD expansion memory cards as well as larger capacity
 miniSD and MMCmobile cards, all shipping immediately.
     (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991011/KINGSTON)
     "New multifunction mobile handsets are just starting to touch the U.S.
 market and Kingston is ready with multiple formats of expansion memory to
 support these advanced wireless devices," said Keyla Velazquez, mobile media
 product manager, Kingston(R).  "There are numerous expansion card platforms
 and therefore, many choices.  Consumers need a trusted resource to help them
 optimize their Smartphones -- and they can count on Kingston to provide the
 necessary storage for mobile devices to run better and access files quickly
 and easily -- whether it's data, images, music or video," continued Velazquez.
     "You can't have too much storage with all the advanced services and
 features available to mobile users nowadays.  And with many handsets --
 including Smartphones -- continuing to measure onboard memory in the tens of
 megabytes, expansion memory continues to be an invaluable tool to get the most
 out of these devices," said James Alan Miller, managing editor,
 PDAStreet/SmartPhoneToday.
 
     New Offering: microSD
     Kingston's new microSD cards ship bundled with an SD adapter for use as a
 full-size SD card.  To protect against accidental data loss, the adapter has a
 built-in write-protect switch.  The 256-MB card is the first offering in the
 microSD product line, with larger capacities to follow.
 
 
 
                  Kingston microSD, MMCmobile and miniSD Cards
 
     Part Number  Capacity and Features  MSRP (U.S. only). Prices subject to
                                         change.
 
     SDC/256      256-MB microSD card    $27
     MMCM/1GB     1-GB MMCmobile card    $82
     SDM/1GB      1-GB miniSD card       $82
 
 
 
     Kingston microSD Features and Specifications:
     Capacities* -- 256 MB
     Dimensions -- .43" x .59" x .039" (11mm x 15mm x 1mm)
     Speed Rating** -- 8.8 MB/sec. read rate; 6.5 MB/sec. write rate
     Operating Temperature -- 32 degrees F to 140 degrees F (0 degrees C to 60
                              degrees C)
     Storage Temperature -- -4 degrees F to 185 degrees F (-20 degrees C to 85
                            degrees C)
     Weight -- 0.04 lbs. (1.41g)
     Standardized -- complies with SD Association specification standards
     Ultra-Portable -- extremely small footprint design
     Versatile -- when combined with the included adapter, can be used as a
                  full-size SD card
     Simple -- as easy as plug-and-play
     Reliable -- lifetime warranty
 
     Bigger Capacities: 1-GB MMCmobile, miniSD Cards
     Anticipating the need for greater storage capabilities as new
 multifunction phones emerge, Kingston is offering 1-GB versions of both its
 MMCmobile and miniSD cards.  With each carrying a suggested retail price of
 $82, the 1-GB cards will provide increased storage capacity for new
 feature-rich multifunction mobile devices.
     Given the myriad of expansion memory formats selected by wireless handset
 makers, Kingston is offering a variety of mobile memory solutions, ranging
 from miniSD, microSD, and MMCmobile cards, in addition to the standard SD and
 MMC cards currently used for expansion memory purposes in some multifunction
 cellular phones.  As new advanced wireless devices are introduced, Kingston
 will produce larger capacity mobile memory solutions to support them.
 
     About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
     Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world's largest independent
 manufacturer of memory products.  Kingston operates manufacturing facilities
 in Malaysia, Taiwan, China and Fountain Valley, Calif., including Payton
 Technology Corp., Kingston's back-end processing facility supporting memory
 packaging, test and logistics.  With the advent of Payton, Kingston supports
 all memory processing functions from receipt of wafer to completed module.
 Kingston serves a network of distributors, OEMs, and retail customers in more
 than 3,000 locations worldwide.  For more information on Kingston, call
 (800) 337-8410, or go to kingston.com.
 
     Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston
 Technology Corporation.  All rights reserved.  All other marks may be the
 property of their respective titleholders.
 
     *  Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions
        and thus is not available for data storage.  For more information,
        please consult Kingston's Digital Media Guide at
        Kingston.com/Digital_Media_Guide.
 
     ** Speed may vary based on host hardware, software and usage.  For more
        information about X speed, visit Kingston.com/digitalmedia/x
 
 SOURCE  Kingston Technology Company, Inc.