After reports that Lexar was discontinuing its XQD memory cards, the company has officially set the record straight.
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Sep 1, 2017 at 14:22
Longsys, one of China's foremost manufacturers of consumer flash storage, has officially acquired the Lexar trademark and branding rights from Micron Technology, Inc.
Jun 27, 2017 at 16:58
It's the end of an era. Parent company Micron has announced that they are discontinuing the Lexar retail brand. This includes 'memory cards, USB flash drives, readers, and storage drives.'
May 3, 2017 at 17:07
Lexar's latest pro cards are fast, reliable and durable as heck.
Mar 25, 2017 at 07:01
Lexar has launched its new JumpDrive Tough, an ultra-durable version of its USB 3.1 flash drive product lineup. Read more
Feb 2, 2017 at 08:01
Memory manufacturer Lexar has announced it will double the capacity of its 3500x CFast memory card this quarter taking the storage capability to a massive 512GB – and it will cost an equally impressive $1700/£1733. Read more
Apr 18, 2016 at 18:19
Lexar has launched a microSD-to-Apple Lightning reader for transferring files from a media card directly to an iPhone or iPad. Read more
Apr 6, 2016 at 16:13
Memory card manufacturer Lexar has announced a new USB 3.0 card reader for users of XQD format memory cards. The XQD 2.0 USB 3.0 Reader is designed to be used with XQD 2.0 cards and to move large amounts of data in a short time. Read more
Memory manufacturer Lexar has announced a micro SDXC card with a capacity of 200GB and read speeds of up to 95MB per second. The company says the card is aimed at action cam users as well as owners of tablets and smartphones, and is suitable for both HD and 4K video recording. Read more
Oct 14, 2015 at 17:44
Lexar recently introduced a 128GB version of its Professional 2000x SDXC UHS-II memory card. Once it launches, this new version will be the fastest 128GB memory card to utilize the Ultra High Speed II, UHS Speed Class 3 standard. The card is built to support capturing 4K video and other demanding content. Read more
camera newsMar 18, 2014 at 22:30
According to a Nikon support advisory there are a small number of Lexar 400x or 1000x compact flash memory cards that may have issues communicating with the new D4s camera. Nikon USA's service and support site has outlined how to identify the faulty cards and instructions for replacement. Learn more
Sep 5, 2013 at 18:13
Lexar has introduced a new 64GB MicroSDXC UHS-I card and a reader hub capable of copying data from four memory cards simultaneously. The new 600x MicroSDXC card is capable of 90MB per second transfer speeds, and will be sold bundled with a USB 3.0 reader. The card reader hub, called the 'Professional Workflow Reader Solution,' uses one USB 3.0 port to transfer data from four (separately sold) memory card readers. SDHC/SDXC UHS-I, UDMA 7 CompactFlash, and XQD card readers are available for the hub's four bays. Click through for more detail about the new card and reader hub.
Lexar has announced its Professional 256GB SDXC UHS-I memory card, offering the industry's highest storage capacity to date in an SDXC card. In addition to providing longer recording times for HD video capture, the Class 10 card offers a guaranteed read speed of 60MB/s, enabling faster transfers of video files and high resolution images to a computer. It will become available in October with a retail price of $899.99 in the US and £670.99 in the UK.
Memory card maker Lexar has announced it will start to offer XQD format cards later this year. The company says the cards will support the Nikon D4 and 'future XQD-based camera models,' and will be available from the third quarter of 2012. The XQD format was developed by companies including Sony and has been promoted through the Compact Flash Association. Despite this, Nikon is the only camera maker to have made use of the format so far. The format's popularity is likely to be defined by the level of manufacturer support seen at the forthcoming Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany, this September, around which major models are usually launched.
The interviews are done, the pictures have been taken, the video footage is awaiting editing, and the dry sandwiches and warm coke have been consumed. We're heading home from PPE 2011 now, but here's a taste of some of the things that didn't quite make it into our other coverage.
Lexar has launched a high-speed CF and SD card reader, capable of transferring data at up to 500MB/sec. The USB 3.0 device allows compatible computers to take advantage of the increased speeds of the latest UDMA Compact Flash cards as well as the emerging ultra high speed interface (UHS-I) SDXC cards. The device also allows full-speed copying from one card to another, even if your computer communicate with the device at its full speed. The reader features a pop-up design that protects the card slots if you throw it in your bag. It will sell for around $49.99 in the US and £39.99 in the UK.
Mar 15, 2011 at 17:30
Lexar has started to ship its Professional 128GB and 64GB 133x SDXC memory cards. Announced at CES 2011, they offer guaranteed read speeds of 20MB/s speeding up transfer of HD videos and hi-res images images to a computer. The 128GB card is the industry's first card of that size and, with a recommended retail price of $329.99, is for sale alongside the $199.99 64GB version.
Pre-CES 2011: Lexar has released the industry's first 128GB Class 10 SDXC (Extended capacity) memory card. With a maximum data transfer speed of 20MB/s, it complements full HD video recording and continuous shooting speeds of the latest SDXC compatible cameras. The Professional 133x SDXC 128GB card will start shipping from the first quarter of 2011 at a suggested retail price of $699.99. The company has also announced a 64GB version of the same card that will ship at an SRP of $399.99.
Lexar has announced a Facebook based sweepstake with a chance to win either a Canon 7D or Nikon D300S DSLR kit with Lexar memory cards and reader. To enter the 'Take the Next Shot' sweepstake participants need to submit a 'favourite' photograph along with a 15 word caption and click on the 'Like' button in the company's Facebook page. Entries need to be submitted before July 31, 2010.
Pre-CES 2010: Lexar has announced upgrades to its Professional line of memory cards. The company's Professional 300x CompactFlash card is now available in a larger 32GB capacity, while the Professional 233x CF cards are available in 32GB and 16GB capacities. In addition, the Professional 133x SDHC cards have been upgraded to Class 10 speed rating.
Lexar has announced the Professional 600x (90MB/s) UDMA CompactFlash memory card in 32GB, 16GB and 8GB capacities. The fastest CF card from Lexar to date, it is compatible with the new generation of UDMA-enabled DSLR's. The company has also introduced a new Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash reader, supporting read/write speeds of up to 133MB/s (886x). In addition, Lexar has also upgraded it's Image Rescue image recovery software to version 4.
Micron Technologies has announced the first flash memory cards to use its 34-nanometer process technology. Its subsidiary, Lexar, will incorporate the new 32Gb NAND chips into its 32GB Platinum II SDHC memory card. A 16Gb microSDHC card (commonly used in mobile devices), will also make use of the 34nm technology NAND chips. Lexar has said it will incorporate the technology into an increasing proportion of its flash memory card range.
Pre-Photokina 2008: Lexar has announced a 16GB version its Professional-grade UDMA 300x Compact Flash Card. This is the first 16GB UDMA card to be formally announced and offers a writing speed of 300x (about 45Mbps), supporting the new generation of high-resolution UDMA-enabled DSLRS. It will be available later this month.
PMA 2007: Lexar are expanding their line of memory cards with a new 4GB Platinum II CompactFlash® card as well as Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media in 2 and 4GB capacities. Purchasers of certain cards in the Platinum II range will also be eligible to download a selection of software including image recovery and backup tools.
Pre-PMA 2007: Lexar has today announced new Professional 8 GB 300x (45 MB/sec, 1 MB = 1,000,000 bytes, or 42.9 MiB/sec). These cards can achieve faster throughput thanks to their support of the UDMA (Ultra DMA) protocol, supporting Mode 5 (up to 100 MB/sec). In addition Lexar has also introduced a matching FireWire 800 CompactFlash reader and dual media USB 2.0 reader.
Pre-PMA 2007: Lexar has today announced its new Professional 133x 4 GB SDHC cards. Lexar quote a minimum sustained write speed of 20 MB/sec, far beyond the fastest SDHC speed classification and hence the card carries the top label, a Class 6 (6 MB/sec). Lexar Professional SDHC cards will be available in March.
Lexar has announced new SDHC cards in two speed categories; a standard line conforming to SDHC class 2* (Greater than 2MB per second) and Platinum II which is class 6* (Greater than 6MB per second). Both types will be available in 4GB capacity from February with 8GB to follow later in the year.
* Minimum sustained write speed
* Minimum sustained write speed
It's been announced today that Micron Technology Inc. are to acquire Lexar Media Inc. in a stock-for-stock merger. The acquisition will combine Micron's Technology and manufacturing leadership in NAND flash memory with Lexar's leadership in NAND controller and system design technology, brand recognition and retail strength.
Pre-PMA 2006: Lexar has today announced new professional series storage cards with a speed rating of 133X (20MB/sec). Available in both Compact Flash and Secure Digital formats at a range of capacities these professional cards also include Lexar's proprietary Write Acceleration technology. These cards promise to be the fastest currently available, we have had a selection of them on hand for a few days and have some test results inside.
Toshiba is set to consider a 'legal response' after the verdict from a Californian jury, which ordered the company to pay Lexar $465.4 m following theft of trade secrets and punitive damages, Reuters reports. The news was announced by the head of Toshiba, Tadashi Okamura, at the annual shareholders' meeting. Toshiba was found guilty in March of theft of trade secrets relating to NAND flash chips used in CompactFlash cards, Secure Digital and xD-Picture Cards. Okamura told Reuters, "We developed the NAND flash-related technology on our own. The ruling is totally unjust and we would like to consider a legal response."
Lexar has issued a customer advisory regarding its Professional 80x speed CompactFlash cards (512MB - 4GB) following the news that there was a problem, described as 'lost image condition', when used with certain Canon digital SLRs. Lexar is now proposing to replace the affected cards. Owners must fill out a Return Materials Authorization (RMA) form and once they have received an RMA number, they will be sent a replacement Lexar card with the firmware installed. It is not possible to install the firmware. Affected cameras include the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, 1D Mark II, 20D and Digital Rebel XT/350D/Kiss Digital N.
Lexar announced their LockTight technology back in February. LockTight is essentially an encryption and access control system which ensures that 'locked' CompactFlash cards can not be used in unauthorized cameras or read by unauthorized users on any computer but your own (and with the correct username and password). We've had an opportunity to test a Beta version of the LockTight software, card and card reader with our review Nikon D2X. UPDATE: We have received a clarification about how exactly the encryption is carried out. (2nd update)
On Wednesday a Californian jury found Toshiba guilty of theft of trade secrets from Lexar and issued damages of $381.4 million dollars, a day after they awarded an additional $84 million in punitive damages. The total awarded to Lexar in this case is some $465.4 million which is apparently the largest IP verdict in California history and the third largest IP verdict in the United States. This case relates to the use of Lexar trade secrets in Toshiba's NAND flash chips, CompactFlash cards, Secure Digital and xD-Picture Cards. Toshiba said that it 'believes that the verdict rendered by the jury was in error, and we plan to pursue all available legal avenues to correct it'.
PMA 2005: Lexar has expanded its Platinum Series cards to include Memory Stick Pro and Secure Digital flash media. The full range of cards, which Lexar says is ideal for digital cameras that capture video and stills, are also now speed rated at 40X, equivalent to a sustained read/write speed of 6MB per second. Lexar Platinum cards are available in capacities of 256 MB, 512MB and 1GB.
PMA 2005: Lexar Media has launched a new website aimed at digital photographers. www.lexar.com/dp has tutorials on how to get the best from Lexar products, information on photography techniques, product and services. It also will also feature professional who use Lexar products.
Feb 20, 2005 at 17:01
PMA 2005: Lexar Media has today announced that it is expanding its line up of Professional cards to include Memory Stick PRO, speed rated at 80X and and SD, speed rated at 60X. The speed of the Professional Memory Stick PRO is the equivalents to a minimum sustained read and write speeds of 12MB per second. It will ship later this month in capacities of 512MB and 1GB.
Feb 18, 2005 at 10:27
Pre-PMA 2005: Storage solutions manafacturer Lexar will preview new technology at PMA that offers more security for CompactFlash cards. The Nikon D2X is the first camera to incorporate LockTight technology. Central to the system is software that will allow the user to establish security settings on the memory card and digital camera. Digital content can only be accesed by the digital camera with the corresponding encryption key or via a PC with a valid username and password. It is expected to be available in April.
Lexar has today announced two new CompactFlash card readers, built with similar material to a digital camera, a Multi-Card Reader and single slot Card Reader. The two new Professional CompactFlash readers can be easily stacked and daisy-chained together for concurrent download of images. They offer read and write speeds in excess of 10MB per second, are available in USB 2.0 and FireWire format, and they support Lexar’s new ActiveMemory System. The four-slot Multi-Card Reader accepts Reduced-Size MultiMedia Cards (RS-MMC), Mini SD and Memory Stick Duo among numerous other media cards. The Lexar one-slot Card Reader replaces the Lexar JumpDrive Trio, and offers compatibility with Memory Stick, MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital and xD-Picture Cards.
Lexar has today announced a new technology designed to optimize digital photography workflow and enhance productivity in the studio. ActiveMemory System will allow photographers to store the owners name and image preferences on the card as well as append images with copyright information. The new technology is already supported by Professional CompactFlash cards and new Lexar Professional FireWire ad USB 2.0 card readers. Of course, to use these cards you will need to an ActiveMemory-enabled camera, which has yet to be announced.
Lexar has announced its new corporate identity which it says is to help "Reflect Expanding Innovative Product Portfolio". Jim Gustke, general manager, marketing says "By creating a new logo and evolving the name, we are aligning the corporate identity to better illustrate who we are today and how we are growing to meet the future needs of our customers."
PMA 2004: Lexar has today announced that it has doubled its highest capacity Secure Digital (SD) memory card to 1 gigabyte, speed-rated at 60X, which signifies a minimum sustained write speed capability of 9MB per second.. In a form factor roughly the size of a postage stamp, Secure Digital memory cards will now be available from Lexar Media in capacities from 32MB to 1GB. Lexars 1GB Secure Digital memory card will be available at consumer electronics stores worldwide this spring, with an estimated retail price of $499.99
PMA 2004: Lexar has today announced a new line of updated Memory Stick products that will have significantly increased read speeds. Available this spring in capacities of 64MB, 128MB and 256MB (total 128MBx2), the enhanced Memory Stick delivers data read speeds that are up to four times faster than current cards, when used with compatible (4-pin parallel), high-speed Memory Stick-enabled devices. The new Memory Stick cards are also compatible with serial interface Memory Stick-enabled products. Lexars new Memory Stick will be available with expected retail pricing of $39.99, $59.99 and $99.99 for capacities of 64MB, 128MB and 256MB, respectively.
PMA 2004: Lexar has today doubled the minimum sustained write speed capability of its Professional Series CompactFlash (CF) product line to 80X, or 12MB per second. With this introduction, Lexar Media is providing the fastest CompactFlash with guaranteed write speeds available. Lexar is offering its 80X Professional Series CompactFlash cards in five different capacities, including 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB and 4GB capacities, with expected retail prices of $99.99, $199.99 and $399.99, $699.99 and $1,499.99, respectively. Lexar Medias new 80X speed-rated Professional Series CompactFlash will be available in photo specialty stores beginning May 2004.
PMA 2004: Lexar has today announced its 8GB Professional Series CompactFlash card, the highest capacity memory card available in the world today. In addition to delivering extraordinary capacity in a matchbook-sized memory card, Lexars new 8GB CompactFlash card delivers a 40X speed-rating, signifying a minimum sustained write speed capability of 6MB/s. The new 8GB CompactFlash cards will be available at many photo specialty stores in May of this year. Pricing for the 8GB card will be released at time of shipment.
Lexar has today announced two new addtions to its card reader range. These are high speed CompactFlash devices utilising USB 2.0 and Firewire for connectivety. Serious digital photographers find speed very important, which is why Lexar Media strives to provide the fastest speeds available in its digital media and readers, said Dave Klenske, Lexar Media, director of product marketing. The FireWire (IEEE 1394a) and USB 2.0 readers are immediately available with estimated retail prices of $49.99 and $24.99, respectively. Lexar has also today introduced Image Rescue 2.0, an enhanced version of its popular image recovery software. Image Rescue 2.0 is bundled free of charge on all of Lexar Medias Professional Series CompactFlash and will also be available as a stand-alone product at retail locations nationwide this November for $39.95.
Lexar has today announced that Olympus is now supporting its Write Acceleration (WA) technology. The E-1 is the first Olympus camera to incorporate Lexar Medias WA technology. Write Acceleration technology works to reduce the overhead required to store images to memory cards and results in faster write speed performance.
Lexar has today announced that it is now shipping a 4 GB 40x Type II Compact Flash card. This card's claim to fame is the ability to store 600 RAW images taken with a 6 megapixel digital camera. It also features Lexar's WA (Write Acceleration) technology which can improve performance further with WA enabled cameras. Because this card is larger than 2 GB you will need a camera which is FAT32 compliant. This card is available now at the heady price of $1,499 ($0.37/MB).
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