Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
Sony has announced that six Japanese electronics manufacturers have licensed their Memory Stick technology for use in audio-related consumer products, according to an article on CNN.com. The Memory Stick can currently store up to 16 MB of digital data, but Sony expects to roll out a 256 MB version by 2001. Sony’s licensing push will expand the number of devices that support the medium.
This could represent a shift to reposition the Memory Stick as more of a consumer oriented storage device. Curiously, Sony’s new PictureBook doesn’t come equipped with a Memory Stick slot.