Memorex Announces Patent Litigation Against Lexar

Memorex Commenced Patent Litigation Against Lexar Media on April 6, 2001;

Memorex Suit Filed in Response to Repeated Threats by Lexar Media, Inc.



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Memorex

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/
 -- Memtek Products, Inc., the U.S. distributor of the well-known MEMOREX brand
 CompactFlash(TM) memory cards as well as other MEMOREX products, announced
 that it had commenced, on April 6, 2001, a patent litigation against Lexar
 Media, Inc. (Nasdaq:   LEXR).
     Memtek seeks a declaration from the United States District Court for the
 Central District of California that sales of MEMOREX brand CompactFlash card
 products do not violate patent rights owned by Lexar Media.  Memtek's
 president Mike Golacinski, said "Memtek filed its suit in response to repeated
 threats by Lexar Media, which we believe were designed to force Memtek to
 enter into a license arrangement to which Lexar Media is not entitled."  Mr.
 Golacinski further stated, "Memtek honors and respects valid patents and is
 not in the business of violating the intellectual property rights of others."
 He continued, "If Lexar Media chooses to pursue a request for an injunction,
 as it has now publicly stated, we are confident that the court will reject
 that request, just as Memtek has rejected Lexar Media's threats.  We are
 committed to our customers and will not be intimidated by Lexar Media's scare
 tactics."
     Memorex is an industry leading manufacturer and marketer of computer media
 products, computer peripherals and accessories.  In addition to its computer
 products, Memorex continues to maintain its own line of audio and video media
 products.  Since the early 70's, Memorex has been one of the most widely
 recognized names in the consumer electronics industry.  Today, it remains a
 well-respected brand in both the consumer electronics and computer industries.
 Memorex is headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, CA, and is a division of Memtek
 Products, Inc.  For more information on Memorex products, call 1-800-636-8368,
 or visit the company's web site at www.memorex.com.
 
     Memorex and the Memorex logo are trademarks of Hanny Magnetics (B.V.I.)
 Ltd.  Memtek Products, Inc. is an authorized licensee of the CompactFlash
 trademark.
 
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    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/
 -- Memtek Products, Inc., the U.S. distributor of the well-known MEMOREX brand
 CompactFlash(TM) memory cards as well as other MEMOREX products, announced
 that it had commenced, on April 6, 2001, a patent litigation against Lexar
 Media, Inc. (Nasdaq:   LEXR).
     Memtek seeks a declaration from the United States District Court for the
 Central District of California that sales of MEMOREX brand CompactFlash card
 products do not violate patent rights owned by Lexar Media.  Memtek's
 president Mike Golacinski, said "Memtek filed its suit in response to repeated
 threats by Lexar Media, which we believe were designed to force Memtek to
 enter into a license arrangement to which Lexar Media is not entitled."  Mr.
 Golacinski further stated, "Memtek honors and respects valid patents and is
 not in the business of violating the intellectual property rights of others."
 He continued, "If Lexar Media chooses to pursue a request for an injunction,
 as it has now publicly stated, we are confident that the court will reject
 that request, just as Memtek has rejected Lexar Media's threats.  We are
 committed to our customers and will not be intimidated by Lexar Media's scare
 tactics."
     Memorex is an industry leading manufacturer and marketer of computer media
 products, computer peripherals and accessories.  In addition to its computer
 products, Memorex continues to maintain its own line of audio and video media
 products.  Since the early 70's, Memorex has been one of the most widely
 recognized names in the consumer electronics industry.  Today, it remains a
 well-respected brand in both the consumer electronics and computer industries.
 Memorex is headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, CA, and is a division of Memtek
 Products, Inc.  For more information on Memorex products, call 1-800-636-8368,
 or visit the company's web site at www.memorex.com.
 
     Memorex and the Memorex logo are trademarks of Hanny Magnetics (B.V.I.)
 Ltd.  Memtek Products, Inc. is an authorized licensee of the CompactFlash
 trademark.
 
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