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PRESS RELEASE: Lexar Announces Extensive Software Suite to Enhance Its Flash Card Offering
Corel® Paint Shop Pro® X, Corel Snapfire Plus SE, Lexar Image Rescue 3, and Lexar Backup n Sync Powered by Sharpcast Now Available for Free Download for Purchasers of Select Professional, Platinum II, and Standard CompactFlash and Secure Digital Flash Memory Cards
Fremont, Ca., March 7, 2007 - Lexar, a leader in advanced digital media and accessories, today announced that it is making a new and extensive software suite available for free download with purchase of select Lexar CompactFlash® (CF) and Secure DigitalTM (SD) flash memory cards. The value-added software suite is designed to enhance and improve the digital photography experience by providing customers with the tools necessary to accomplish many common digital photography functions such as image editing, storing captured content online, and recovering seemingly lost images. In addition to sought-after image editing and management applications from Corel, select Lexar flash memory cards now include downloadable Image RescueTM 3, the recently introduced version of the company's award-winning image recovery software that features a redesigned user interface, as well as Lexar Backup n SyncTM powered by Sharpcast, a simple-to-use application for automatically backing up important images and syncing them across multiple devices and the web.
"We have provided a unique and comprehensive software suite that is intended to complement select Lexar flash card products while enhancing their value," said John Santoro, Senior Product Marketing Manager responsible for software, Lexar. "We've added outstanding image editing, image recovery, and back-up storage and sharing applications to give our customers a useful and productive out-of-box experience."
Powered by Sharpcast, Lexar Backup n Sync eliminates traditional chores of manually uploading, sharing, and backing up images and associated metadata like album titles, captions, and comments, by transparently synchronizing images to Sharpcast's servers via the Internet. Customers purchasing select CF and SD cards from all three Lexar card lines (Professional, Platinum II, and Standard) will be able to download desktop software for syncing and sharing an unlimited number of images, with an extra 100MB of online storage capacity free of charge for their most cherished original sized images.
Unlimited online storage capacity for customers' original photos is available for just $5.99 per month. Other Sharpcast-powered features like Group Albums and Photo Chat, give Lexar customers the most innovative and interactive solution for sharing unlimited original photographs among a group of friends, and having a live conversation right alongside the photos, absolutely free. More information about Lexar Backup n Sync is available at www.sharpcast.com/lexar.
In addition to Lexar Backup n Sync, customers purchasing select Lexar Professional memory cards will be able to download the full versions of Image Rescue 3 and Corel® Paint Shop Pro® X, the widely popular professional-level image editing and management application. Designed for professional photographers and digital photography enthusiasts, Corel Paint Shop Pro X is a one-of-a-kind, easy-to-use application for enhancing, organizing, and sharing digital images.
Customers purchasing select Lexar Platinum II CF and SD memory cards can download the full versions of Image Rescue 3, Lexar Backup n Sync, and Corel SnapfireTM Plus SE. Recently introduced and packed with creative drag-and-drop templates, Corel Snapfire Plus is an ideal application for users who want to entertain friends and family with stored still images and video.
Customers purchasing select Lexar Standard CF and SD memory cards will be able to download both Corel Snapfire Plus SE and Lexar Backup n Sync.
The previously described software applications will be available for download in conjunction with a serial number and corresponding access ID found within select Lexar flash memory card packages beginning next month.
About Lexar Media, Inc.
Lexar, a subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc., is a leading marketer and manufacturer of NAND flash memory products including memory cards, USB flash drives, card readers, and ATA controller technology for the digital photography, consumer electronics, industrial, and communications markets. Lexar also sells memory cards under the Kodak brand.
About Micron Technology, Inc.
Micron Technology, Inc., is one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures and markets DRAMs, NAND flash memory, CMOS image sensors, other semiconductor components, and memory modules for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking, and mobile products. Micron's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit www.micron.com.
Lexar, the Lexar logo, Backup n Sync, and Image Rescue are trademarks of Lexar Media, Inc. Micron is a trademark of Micron Technology, Inc. Corel, Paint Shop Pro and Snapfire Plus are trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. Sharpcast and the Sharpcast logo are trademarks of Sharpcast, Inc. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Lexar Media, Inc. is an authorized licensee of the CompactFlash trademark.
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the software offerings to be included with select Lexar Professional, Platinum II and Standard flash memory cards. Actual events or results may differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Please refer to the documents Micron files on a consolidated basis from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically Micron's most recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. These documents contain and identify important factors that could cause the actual results for Micron on a consolidated basis to differ materially from those contained in our forward-looking statements (see Certain Factors). Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. We are under no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform to actual results.
(First posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at 14:15 EST)