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Kingston Technology's logo. Click to visit the Kingston website! PRESS RELEASE: Kingston Technology Introduces One Gigabyte CompactFlash Elite Pro Card

Kingston Elite Pro Line Expands to Provide Fast, High-Capacity Media Storage for Advanced Amateur and Professional Photographers

Fountain Valley, CA (April 12, 2004) - Kingston® Technology Company, Inc. the world's leading independent memory manufacturer, today announced the immediate availability of a 1 GB CompactFlash. Elite Pro. card featuring the latest in high-density flash components. Kingston.'s newest 1 GB CompactFlash Elite Pro provides a low, price per megabyte solution of reliable, high-speed media.

Technological advancements combined with the increased popularity of high-end digital devices are driving the demand for higher capacity CompactFlash memory cards. Responding to this dynamic market, Kingston extended its line of high-speed CompactFlash cards with the release of its Elite Pro line of products. Backed by Kingston's renowned service and support, the new 1 GB CF card is designed to enhance performance of demanding imaging applications used by both advanced amateur and professional photographers.

"Kingston's 1 GB CompactFlash Elite Pro cards are ideally suited for imaging professionals who want to maximize their storage capabilities," said Mike Kuppinger, digital media product manager, Kingston. "With ultra fast transfer rates, users will enjoy more efficient production workflow than ever before," added Kuppinger.

When used in conjunction with a matching high-performance digital device, Kingston's CF Elite Pro provides an ultra fast transfer time with a write speed of up to 5.2 MB per second and a read speed of up to 6.1 MB per second.

Product Highlights:

  • Standardized: Complies with CompactFlash Association specification and standards.
  • Small: One-third the size of a traditional PC Card.
  • Easy to use: Plug-and-play compatible.
  • Versatile: Use with available PC Card Type II adapter to make data transfer quick and easy.
  • Economical: Autosleep mode to preserve system battery life.
  • Dual Voltage: 3.3 V and 5 V dual voltage support.
  • Compatible: Supports Macintosh. OS and Windows. applications 98 and above.
  • Guaranteed: Five-year warranty.
Kingston's 1 GB Type I CompactFlash Elite Pro card, part number: CF/1024-S has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $349.00*. All Kingston CompactFlash products come with a five-year warranty and free technical support. For more information on Kingston's Digital Media product line visit the Kingston Web site at http://www.kingston.com/flash.

About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc., is the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston operates manufacturing facilities in Malaysia, Taiwan, China and Fountain Valley, Calif., including Payton Technology Corp., Kingston's back-end processing facility supporting memory packaging, test and logistics. With the advent of Payton, Kingston supports all memory processing functions from receipt of wafer to completed module. Kingston serves a network of distributors, OEMs, and retail customers in more than 3,000 locations worldwide. For more information on Kingston call (800) 337-8410, or go to http://www.kingston.com.

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(First posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 15:15 EDT)

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