Friday, August 6, 2004
Posted by Ed Hansberry in "HARDWARE" @ 12:00 PM
"Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and some local IT firms will soon mass produce a new type of memory card called “μcard”, which will be unveiled during the Taipei International Electronics Show from October 8-12, according to sources. The new cards are expected to be local IT firms’ chance to reduce technology reliance upon oversea makers, sources commented."
Yeah, I know, who needs another card, right? But this has some interesting features. The size is roughly the same as an SD card but transfers data at nearly 10 times the rate an SD card can and over 7X the speed a CF card can. It will support IO operations, so think high speed μcard WiFi cards. It also has a theoretical storage capacity of 2TB - which is terabytes. That would be enough to hold almost all of the content of Janak's posts here. :wink: :rotfl:
I didn't realize SD cards topped out at 4GB. :cry: The new μcards are expected to be in production in early 2005. For the speed and size increase, I'd go for that over SD.