Lexar Media Announces 40X Pro Series CompactFlash

Fremont, CA February 25, 2003 - Lexar Media, Inc. (Nasdaq:LEXR), a leading designer, developer and marketer of award-winning high-performance digital media and accessories, announces it will boost the speed of its Professional Series CompactFlash cards to 40X, further solidifying the company's leadership position in high-speed digital media. The new 40X cards will be available in 256MB and 512MB capacities and will feature the company's Write Acceleration technology (WA), which further increases write speed in WA- enabled digital cameras. Completing its Professional Series line upgrade, Lexar Media will increase the speed of its 1GB Type I CompactFlash card to 32X.

Lexar Media, known for its rigorous speed-rating standard, has nearly doubled the speed capability of its Professional Series product line, previously rated at 24X for 256MB and 512MB cards, and 16X for the 1GB card. The X-speed rating is a standard pioneered by Lexar Media for solid-state memory cards where 1X equals 150KB per second write speed. Under this testing standard, the new 40X-speed cards are capable of 6MB per second minimum sustained write speed.

All Lexar Media Professional Series cards include a free copy of Lexar Media Image Rescue. Image Rescue is a unique and revolutionary file recovery software that recovers 'perceived to be lost' image files from Lexar Media-brand USB-enabled CompactFlash memory cards.

The new 40X Professional Series CompactFlash cards will be demonstrated at PMA 2003, booth number H152, in Las Vegas on March 2. Estimated retail pricing for the 256MB, 512MB and 1GB cards is expected to be .99, .99 and .99 respectively, with retail shipments beginning March 2003.

Cameras that currently support Write Acceleration include:

  • Kodak DCS 14n, Kodak DCS 760, Kodak DCS 760m, Kodak DCS 720x, Kodak DCS Pro Back Plus, Kodak DCS Pro Back 645
  • Nikon D1x, Nikon D1h, Nikon D100
  • Sanyo DSC MZ3