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Press Release - March 3, 2003




PNY Expands Flash Media Line To Include Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Single Slot Readers for Fast Digital Media Transfer


LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 3, 2003--PNY Technologies(R) is providing digital photographers with the quickest way to transfer images between several popular memory card formats through the universal serial bus (USB) port of the user's computer. Announced today at PMA 2003, PNY's new USB 2.0 single slot reader series boasts data transfer rates up to 40x faster than USB 1.1.

"As more and more operating systems come with standard USB 2.0 ports, it's important that peripherals keep up with this technology," said Paul Wasek, PNY's senior marketing manager for flash media & peripheral products. "PNY's new readers allow computers with USB 2.0 ports to take advantage of the faster transfer rates, but are also backwards compatible with USB 1.1--capable of working with all older USB ports."

PNY's USB 2.0 single slot readers support the most popular flash memory card formats including xD-Picture Card(TM), CompactFlash(TM), SecureDigital(TM), MultiMedia(TM), Memory Stick(TM) and SmartMedia(TM). The readers are ideally suited for Windows 98 and higher and MAC OS 8.6 and higher operating systems. PNY's new USB 2.0 single slot reader series will be available for purchase during the second quarter 2003.

PNY offers a full line of digital media solutions to meet a range of photographic needs. PNY's digital media product line consists of: the PNY Optima CompactFlash Professional Series, PNY-brand SmartMedia cards, MultiMedia cards, Secure Digital cards, Single Slot Readers, Multi Slot Readers and PCMCIA Adapters. For product inquiries, where-to-buy information, or to place an order, contact PNY at http://www.pny.com.




PNY Introduces the Secure Digital-CompactFlash Adapter for Users Looking to Connect Multiple Devices Into a Single Format


LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 3, 2003--PNY Technologies(R) gives high-end digital camera users with multiple devices and form factors the convenience of a single format through its new Secure Digital (SD)-CompactFlash (CF) Adapter. Introduced at PMA 2003, PNY's SD-CF adapter combines an SD card and a CF Type 1 slot drive, giving consumers the ability to capture and transfer images at sustained write speeds of up to 10 megabytes per second. The adapter will be available for purchase during the second quarter 2003.

PNY's new SD-CF Adapter is an extremely compact form of data storage designed for owners of high-end digital and CF cameras. It takes advantage of improved sustained write speeds and overall compatibility to convert multiple devices into a single format. As a direct hardware solution, the adapter is compatible with all SD cards.

"The new PNY SD-CF adapter is ideal for high-end digital camera users looking to reduce click to click time," said Matt Mustachio, PNY's senior marketing manager. "As higher speed and advanced technology emerges, PNY continues to offer products that enable customers to receive the fastest and highest quality technology available. The PNY SD-CF adapter allows users to quickly and easily use the SD card in any device that requires a CF card, making it truly plug and play operable."

PNY offers a full line of digital media solutions to meet a range of professional photographic needs. In addition to its new SD-CF Adapter, PNY's digital media product line consists of: Optima CompactFlash Professional Series, PNY-brand SmartMedia(TM) cards, MultiMedia(TM) cards, Secure Digital(TM) cards, Single Slot Readers, Multi Slot Readers and PCMCIA Adapters. For product inquiries, where-to-buy information, or to place an order, contact PNY at http://www.pny.com.




PNY Introduces Attache: A New USB 2.0 Flash Drive Series; Versatile and Convenient Data Storage Device for Users on the Go


LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 3, 2003--PNY Technologies(R) enables users on the move to transfer and store large files more quickly and easily. PNY has unveiled Attache, a new, easy-to-install USB 2.0 flash drive series that delivers an improved data storage solution compared to traditional floppy drives. Attache was introduced at PMA 2003 in Las Vegas.

PNY's new Attache flash drives offer file transfer rates up to 40x faster than USB 1.1. The products are so versatile they can be connected to almost any computer's USB port. Without file extension limitations, the new flash drives are able to store the same file types as a hard disk drive.

According to Matt Mustachio, PNY's senior director of marketing, "PNY's Attache flash drives are ideal because the device's USB port allows for the immediate transfer of large data, music or image files. For students and professionals in today's fast-paced society, time runs short and carrying excess belongings becomes laborious." Mustachio added, "Attache is so lightweight, you can easily carry the portable device on your key chain."

PNY's Attache USB 2.0 Flash Drive series support 128MB and 256MB storage capacities and will be available for purchase during the second quarter 2003 for the suggested retail price of .99 and .99 respectively.

PNY offers a full line of digital media solutions to meet a range of professional and amateur needs. PNY's digital media product line consists of: the PNY Optima CompactFlash(TM) Professional Series, PNY-brand SmartMedia cards, MultiMedia(TM) cards, Secure Digital(TM) cards, Single Slot Readers, Multi Slot Readers and PCMCIA Adapters. For product inquiries, where-to-buy information, or to place an order, contact PNY at http://www.pny.com.



About PNY Technologies, Inc.

Established in 1985, PNY Technologies, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of its Verto(R)-brand consumer graphics cards and PNY-brand NVIDIA Quadro(TM) graphics boards for workstation professional applications. The company also offers a full line of high-end memory upgrade modules, flash memory and flash peripherals. Its memory products currently account for a majority share of all retail sales in the U.S. Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., PNY maintains manufacturing facilities and sales offices in North America (Santa Clara, Calif. and Parsippany, N.J.), Europe (France, United Kingdom, Germany) and Asia (Taiwan). For additional information, please visit the company's Web site at http://www.pny.com.





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