Apacer has launched 1GB and 2GB MultiMediaCards compliable with MMC Specification Version 3.X and claims a worlds first. The capacity on these small cards keeps getting bigger and bigger but still maintains the tiny size. Yesterday we saw the release announcement of the 6GB compact flash microdrive from Segate, today a 2GB MMC card.
The Apacer 1GB and 2GB MMC cards will be available in March of 2005. Pricing for the media has not yet been announced.
See press release below.
Apacer Launches 1GB and the World’s First 2GB MultiMediaCard
Lead in the Trend of High Density Development for the Camera Phone Market
Apacer Technology B.V. leads in the trend of high density development for the camera phones market and today launches the world’s first highest-density MultiMediaCard (MMC) compliable with MMC Specification Version 3.X, introduced by the MMCA (MultiMediaCard Association). In addition to storing more than 4000 images at 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, Apacer’s 2GB MMC supports plug-and-play with all MMC slots in mobile phones, digital cameras, MP3 players, PDAs and other compatible multimedia devices.
According to IDC, the shipping volume of mobile phones with card slots, reflecting a tremendous run-up, will exceed 246.8 million sets in 2005. “The demand for higher-density memory cards has been growing rapidly over the past years. To make mobile storage more convenient and allow everyone to enjoy the modern digital life, Apacer introduces the world’s first 2GB MMC, the highest density MMC card in the market.” stated Jason Jan, General Manager of Apacer Europe.
All Apacer MMC products have passed the strictest testing parameters to ensure product quality and data storage reliability. Eyeing the potential offered by MMC when applied to various multimedia applications, Apacer will continuously develop flash products with best quality and performance through continuous technology breakthroughs to meet the market demand for higher-density mobile storage. Currently, Apacer’s MMC cards are available in capacities of 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, and now introduces 1GB and the world’s first 2GB MMC, the highest density in the world, which will be available in March 2005.