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PRESS RELEASE: Pretec MMC 4.0 USB Card Reader
The First and Fastest in the World
Taipei, Taiwan, June 1, 2004 - Pretec Electronics Corp., the 2nd company in the world offering CompactFlash memory card (CF) card since 1995, is demonstrating the world's first USB card reader supporting MMC 4.0 4-bit mode, which can possibly reach the access speed of up to 26MB/s, the highest speed flash memory card reader in the world today, at COMPUTEX TAIPEI Pretec Booth Hall 4, # 101A here at World Trade Center.
Supporting most popular flash memory cards in the market such as CF I, CF II (or 1" HDD), Smart Media, MMC, MMC 4.0 (4-bit mode), SD, MS, MS-Pro, etc., Pretec USB card reader is the most versatile card reader today. When MMC 4.0 8-bit mode is supported by Q4/2004, Pretec USB card reader can possibly reach a whopping speed of 52MB/s, close to the maximum speed of USB 2.0 specification. Pretec MMC 4.0 USB card reader is sampling now, with mass production scheduled by next month.
Pretec also announces the fastest flash memory card in the world today based on MMC 4.0 specification. Since the Input-Output (IO) function is supported in MMC 4.0 specification, Pretec will also demonstrate the 1st MMC 4.0 IO card in the world at the upcoming MMCA general meeting in Taipei (http://www.mmca.org/events/events.html) on June 8-9.
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.
(First posted on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at 14:07 EDT)