TransFlash to become microSD

Mar 14 2005 - 03:26 PM ET | In The News
CTIA 2005 -- SanDisk and the SD Card Association today jointly announced that microSD is in the final stages of approval to become a memory standard. SanDisk will stop marketing TransFlash once microSD is finalized since microSD is backwards and forwards compatible with TransFlash (there are only very minor differences). Millions of phones have already shipped with TransFlash card slots, making the technology one of the fastest growing mobile memory standards. Both microSD and TransFlash use memory cards that measure just 11mm x 15mm x 1mm, allowing phone designers to have high-memory phones with just about any design. Memory cards shipping now go up to 256MB and typically cost under $40. microSD joins two other widely adopted standards from the SD Card Association: miniSD and SD. SanDisk should transition TransFlash to microSD in the third quarter of this year.