IRVINE, Calif. and TOKYO, Nov. 20 - Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., and its parent, Toshiba Corp. today announced the global launch of the latest addition to its new series of high-capacity SDHC Memory Cards: the industry's first 8-gigabyte (GB)(1) Class 4 memory card. The new card will be introduced in early January 2007, alongside the 4GB products launched in September, and will give Toshiba a larger commercially available lineup in high performance SD Memory Cards.
The SDHC (SD High Capacity) Memory Card is based on the SD Card Association's SD Specifications Ver2.00, which defines high capacity, high performance enhancements to market-leading SD Memory Cards. The new card meets the Class 4 standard, a speed standard that requires a data write speed of at least 4MB/second. Toshiba is first in the industry to announce the launch of Class 4 8GB SDHC memory card.
SDHC Memory Cards are expected to find wide application in digital video and still cameras, and Toshiba is enhancing global distribution of its new cards.
Editorial Note: - SD memory cards can only address up to 2GB of memory. For storage capacity over 2GB SDHC (SD High Capacity) technology is required. SDHC cards are not backwards compatible with SD cards and so SDHC cards cannot be used in equipment designed only for SD cards, though SD cards can be used in equipment designed for SDHC cards.
Many of the newer digital cameras (such as the Canon Powershot G7 and Powershot A640) are designed to be compatible with SDHC cards, and can also be used with SD cards.