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TMCNet:  Lexar Announces Sample Availability of the World's Fastest Memory Card

[January 06, 2014]

Lexar Announces Sample Availability of the World's Fastest Memory Card

(Thomson Reuters ONE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) New Lexar Professional 3333x CFast 2.0 Card Provides Read Transfer Speeds up to 500MB/s* in Capacities up to 256GB Key Messages: * Production-ready CFast 2.0 cards with industry-leading performance * Capacity compliant with all CFA specifications * Provides future capabilities for next generation of camcorders and digital SLR cameras * Transfers files with a read speed up to 3333x (500MB per second)* * Supports the VPG-65 specification for professional-quality video capture * Includes latest version of Image Rescue(®) software * New CFast 2.0 USB 3.0 Reader for the Lexar Professional Workflow Reader Solution available for sampling Multimedia Elements: * Lexar Image Gallery * Supporting Product Information * Lexar Workflow Information FREMONT, Calif., January 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced its technological leadership in the digital imaging market with the immediate sample availability of Lexar(®) Professional 3333x CFast(TM) 2.0 cards and the Lexar Professional Workflow CFast 2.0 USB 3.0 reader for the Lexar Professional Workflow Reader Solution. The CFast 2.0 specification is the next generation of high performance memory cards designed for professional applications in still imaging and video capture.


Lexar Professional 3333x CFast 2.0 Card With capacities available for sampling in 256GB, 128GB, 64GB, and 32GB, the Lexar Professional 3333x CFast 2.0 cards demonstrate new speed thresholds to capture high-quality images and 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video. Designed to maximise the capabilities of the next-generation of high-definition camcorders and high-resolution digital SLR cameras, the new cards provide a read transfer speed up to 3333x (500MB per second)*, which is three times faster than any CompactFlash(®) card.** Additionally, the new Lexar Professional 3333x CFast 2.0 cards will support the Video Performance Guarantee (VPG-65) specification for professional-quality video capture, and includes the latest version of Image Rescue software.

Lexar Professional Workflow CR1 The new Lexar Professional Workflow CR1 is a CFast 2.0 USB 3.0 reader designed for the Lexar Professional Workflow Reader Solution, a four-bay reader hub that allows users to transfer RAW images, high-resolution photos, and HD, 3D, and 4K video files from up to four cards at once. Designed to mix and match reader formats, the Lexar Professional Workflow Reader Solution supports SDHC(TM)/SDXC(TM) UHS-I, UDMA 7 CompactFlash, XQD(TM), and now CFast 2.0 formats. The readers are sold separately so users can configure the hub into an ideal solution that meets their individual workflow needs.

"The new Professional 3333x CFast 2.0 card will empower future users to break previous speed barriers while offering capacity options that meet the specific needs of professional photographers and videographers," said Adam Kaufman, product marketing manager, Lexar. "In addition, by pairing this card with our new CFast 2.0 USB 3.0 reader, professionals will experience a dramatically accelerated workflow, cutting down post-production time and getting them back to the business of photography." The Lexar Professional 3333x CFast 2.0 card and Lexar Professional Workflow CR1 are currently sampling for future implementation. For more information about Lexar products, visit www.lexar.com.

Follow us online! Twitter: http://twitter.com/lexarmemory YouTube(TM): www.youtube.com/lexarmediainc Facebook: www.facebook.com/LexarMedia About Lexar Lexar is a global brand of Micron Consumer Products Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc., one of the largest memory manufacturers in the world.

Lexar(®) products include industry-leading memory cards for photography and video, card readers, high-performance USB flash drives, and memory cards for mobile devices. Lexar products are available worldwide at major retail and e- tail stores, and at www.lexar.com. For more information or support, visit www.lexar.com.

About Micron Micron Technology, Inc. is one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures and markets a full range of DRAM, NAND and NOR flash memory, as well as other innovative memory technologies, packaging solutions and semiconductor systems for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking, embedded and mobile products. Micron's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit www.micron.com.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Up to 500MB/s read transfer, write speeds lower. Speeds based on internal testing. Actual performance may vary. x=150KB/s.

**3x faster claim based on reported CompactFlash speed specification, and not verified by comparative testing.

©2014 Micron Consumer Products Group, Inc. All rights reserved. Information is subject to change without notice. Lexar, the Lexar logo, Image Rescue, and When Memory Matters are trademarks of Micron Consumer Products Group, Inc. The Micron logo is a registered trademark of Micron Technology, Inc. Micron Consumer Products Group is an authorized licensee of the CompactFlash trademark. CFast is a trademark of the CompactFlash Association. XQD is a trademark of Sony Corporation.  All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owner.  Micron Consumer Products Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc.

Media Contact:          Tom Reynolds Firefly Communications +44 (0)203 170 8012 lexarteam@fireflycomms.com www.lexar.com   This announcement is distributed by GlobeNewswire on behalf of GlobeNewswire clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.

Source: Lexar/Crucial via GlobeNewswire [HUG#1752839]

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