Transcend recently announced an 8GB Ultra Speed version of its Industrial-Grade CompactFlash Memory Card. The card is resistant to shock, vibration and dust and can operate at temperatures ranging from -40ºC to 85ºC.

Transcend, a worldwide leader in flash memory cards, today announced a new Ultra Speed version of its successful Industrial CompactFlash memory card lineup with capacities up to 8GB. Transcend’s Industrial CF cards are specially designed to meet the strict demands of high-end equipment and machines that run at extreme temperatures. The operating temperature range of Industrial CF cards is much better than normal CF cards, with full functionality down to -40ºC and as hot as 85ºC (normal CF Cards are only rated at -25ºC to 85ºC). Aside from their excellent temperature flexibility, these cards are exceptionally resistant to shock, vibration and dust, while consuming less power and maintaining ultra fast data transfer speeds. Their superb compatibility and durability makes them suitable for use in standard PCMCIA-ATA equipped devices such as industrial PCs, embedded systems, medical instruments, factory automation systems, network infrastructures and other industrial equipment. In addition, Industrial CF cards can even be used as bootable disks in place of conventional hard drives that cannot withstand the harsh conditions of an industrial environment.
No word on pricing or availability. If you'd like to read more, Transcend's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
SanDisk recently announced the launch of the SanDisk Express line of high-performance flash memory products. The first product in this line is the SanDisk ExpressCard. Developed for camcorders, the ExpressCard supports the SxS video specification and offers speeds 2.5x faster than PC Cards.

The first product in the SanDisk Express line is the SanDisk ExpressCard, a flash memory card designed for a new generation of professional camcorders that record to ExpressCards rather than magnetic tape, hard discs or optical discs.

The SanDisk ExpressCard is expected to be available in November, in 8 gigabyte (GB) and 16 gigabyte capacities. Recording time for high-definition video capture, at 35 megabits per second, will be approximately 30 minutes on the 8GB card and 60 minutes on the 16GB card.
The SanDisk ExpressCard is expected to ship in November and will be available in 8GB and 16GB capacities. More information, including prices, can be found here. Add a comment
SanDisk has announced an 8GB version of its Cruzer Micro USB flash drive. Like the other drives in the Cruzer Micro line, the 8GB model features a sliding USB connector and support for U3 Smart Technology.

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today announced an 8 gigabyte (GB) model of its popular Cruzer Micro USB flash drive, double the largest capacity previously available in the Cruzer Micro line.

Only two inches long, a half-inch thick and weighing less than half an ounce, the 8GB Cruzer Micro nonetheless can hold a massive personal library - 1,600 ultra-high-resolution digital pictures, 2,000 digital songs or five hours of high-quality home video.
The Cruzer Micro 8GB is expected to be available in mid-September for a suggested retail price of $129.99. More information can be found here. Add a comment
OCZ Technology recently announced two new USB 2.0 flash drives, the ATV and ATV Turbo. Designed to operate under harsh environments, the ATV and ATV Turbo feature a shock and water-proof design. The ATV Turbo also takes performance to a whole new level with 35MB/s write and 35MB/s read speeds.

OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the toughest and fastest additions to its award-winning lineup of flash drives. The all-new ATV and ATV Turbo are ruggedized storage solutions for professionals, students, and gamers on the go, and are built to handle whatever rough terrain you encounter. Developed to compete with the fastest flash drives in the world, the ATV Turbo features unbelievable speed for today’s busy lifestyles.
If you'd like to read more, OCZ's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Toshiba Japan sent out a press release this morning, announcing three new SD High Capacity (SDHC) cards. Along with a 16GB SDHC card and an 8GB microSDHC card, the company plans to introduce the world's first 32GB SDHC card in January of 2008.

Toshiba Corp., a leading innovator in memory card solutions, today reinforced its line up of SD High Capacity (SDHC) cards with three new cards, including the worlds first 32-gigabyte (GB) memory card in this high density. Alongside the 32GB SDHC card, Toshiba also announced a 16GB SDHC card and an 8GB microSDHC card. All the new cards meet the Class 4 specification in the SD Speed Class, ensuring they deliver the high level performance and functionality essential for advanced mobile phones and other personal digital products.

The 16GB SDHC card will be available worldwide from October, and the 32GB SDHC card and 8GB microSDHC card will be launched worldwide in January next year.
All three cards feature a maximum read speed of 6MB/s and a sustained writing speed of 4MB/s. Full details can be found here. Add a comment