PRETEC Introduces C-Flash
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PRETEC Introduces C-Flash
Next Generation Super Small Flash Memory Card
Hanover, Germany, Mar. 10, 2005 – PRETEC Electronics Corp., creator of the
smallest USB flash drive in the world since 2002, is introducing today a new
generation of flash memory card and module, C-Flash, at CeBIT 2005 (Hall 23,
D30) in Hanover.
With physical size of 17mm x 12mm x 1.0mm, about 1/3 the volume of RS-MMC
or miniSD, C-Flash is one of the smallest form factor flash memory cards in the
world. Taking advantage of the built-in smart card (SIM card) support,
multimedia mobile phones utilizing C-Flash will require a smaller footprint for the
memory card allowing for new designs not previously possible with existing
memory card formats. Multiple interface functions such as MMC/SD and USB
make C-Flash the most versatile flash memory card in the world. Supporting the
most popular high capacity flash IC today such as those from Micron, Renesas,
Samsung and Toshiba, C-Flash supports the widest range of flash sources for any
small form factor card (Table 1).
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Capable to support MU-Card, a specification from greater China lead by Mu-Card
Alliance of OMIA (Open Mobile Internet Alliance), with capacity up to 2048GB
(500 times of MMC capacity) and transfer speed up to 120MB/s (10 times of SD
speed), C-Flash has been adopted by Mu-Card Alliance as the next small form
factor of MU-Card (called MU-Flash). Pretec is currently sampling 128MB C-Flash
to major mobile phone makers, with capacity of 1GB available by Q2 of 2005.
Mobile phones with C-Flash bundling will be in the market start from Q3 of 2005.
Pretec will also offer various adapters for C-Flash such as SD, miniSD, MMC, RS-
MMC and USB; users can buy only one flash card, C-Flash, and at the same time
be able to use different mobile devices such as DSC, mobile phone, MP3, PDA,
etc. with various interfaces (SD, miniSD, MMC, RS-MMC, USB).
C-Flash has also been submitted to MMCA to be considered as the next small
form factor standard of MMC. According to Gartner Dataquest report, MMC will
become #1 form factor of flash memory card in 2005, with market share
projection of 34% (SD 30% and memory Stick 20%).
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PRETEC™ Electronics Corp. (http://www.PRETEC.com) offers a complete
spectrum of small form factor memory cards and card readers such as ATA/CF
card, IDE & Mini-IDE Flash Drive (MIDE.), SmartMedia™, MultiMedia Card™, and
SD Card for the digital imaging, mobile computing, and Military/Industrial Control
markets; and is the creator of Innovative CompactI/O™ cards for PocketPC™,
digital cameras and many IA devices. PRETEC has consistently demonstrated the
highest capacity CF cards in the world; such as 80MB, 128MB, 160MB, 320MB,
640MB, 1.5GB, 2GB, 3GB, 6GB, and 12GB CF card at various locations around
the world for the past five years.
*Note: MIDE., and CompactI/O. are trademarks of PRETEC Electronics Corporation. PocketPC is
trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks mentioned herein are recognized
as the property of their respective holders.
US & Canada Europe Worldwide
PRETEC Electronics Corp. PRETEC Europe GmbH C-ONE Technology Corp.
Brian Grundell Joachim Kurten Ingrid Wu
BrianG@PRETEC.com JK@PRETEC.com IngridW@c1tech.com.tw
+1 (510) 580-8330 +49 (0) 2921-981-0810 +886 (2) 2659-4380
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