Smartphone and Tablet Makers Looking to Protect HD Content
Panasonic, Samsung, Sandisk, Sony, and Toshiba today announced that they've agreed to collaborate on a project called the Next Generation Secure Memory Initiative. This new initiative's purpose is to license and promote a security solution that can protect HD content stored on SD cards and embedded memory used in devices such as tablets and smartphones. The solution will use things such as unique IDs for flash memory and copy protection based on public keys. The companies believe that the new model will be up and running by early 2012, and will allow HD content owners to disseminate their content securely to devices using flash and other embedded memory solutions. The "Next Generation Secure Memory Initiative" moniker is temporary, and the collective will formalize a new name in the months to come.
Samsung Shows Off First UFS Memory Cards
Samsung today announced a range of Universal Flash Storage memory cards meant for today's intense video applications. The UFS spec has been used for embedded memory modules since 2015, but this is the first time UFS has appeared in removable memory cards.
SanDisk Debuts 400 GB MicroSD Memory Card for Phones
SanDisk today introduced a microSD card with a capacity of 400 GB. It has more storage than any other mobile memory card, according to SanDisk.
SanDisk Debuts Two 256 GB MicroSD Cards
SanDisk today announce two new high-capacity microSD memory cards for smartphones, tablets, and other devices. Both cards offer 256 GB of storage for photos, music, movies, and other content.
SanDisk Shows Off New USB Drive for Android Phones
SanDisk today announced the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0, a flash drive that features a standard USB connector for computers and a microUSB connector for mobile devices. Android device owners can connect the drive directly to the USB port of their phone and transfer content from the phone to the drive or vice versa.