PCMCIA Shows First Wave of ExpressCard Products at CeBIT

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Date: Monday, March 14th, 2005, 00:57
Category: Accessory

PCMCIA ExpressCardAt the CeBIT 2005 trade show in Hannover, Germany a group of companies including Fujitsu Siemens, LG Electronics and Toshiba showed notebook computers with ExpressCard slots built in. AboCom Systems, AVerMedia, Lexar Media, TaiSol and Wibu showed ExpressCard modules for memory, multimedia, networking and security applications. Read More…


PCMCIA ExpressCardAt the CeBIT 2005 trade show in Hannover, Germany a group of companies including Fujitsu Siemens, LG Electronics and Toshiba showed notebook computers with ExpressCard slots built in. AboCom Systems, AVerMedia, Lexar Media, TaiSol and Wibu showed ExpressCard modules for memory, multimedia, networking and security applications.
ExpressCard is the successor to PC Card (PCMCIA) technology found in notebooks, benefits include:
- A Smaller and Faster PC Card Solution
- Suitable for Mobile and Desktop Systems
- Supports USB 2.0 and PCI Express Applications
- Lower System and Card Complexity
CeBIT marks the first time PCMCIA has shown compliant ExpressCard products. The ExpressCard standard is the next- generation PC Card technology for high-performance I/O expansion of desktop and mobile systems, including flash memory, communications, multimedia and security.
No word on whether Apple plans to include ExpressCard slots in the upcoming PowerBook G5.

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