Toshiba Corp. will later this year put on sale worldwide new microSD and SDHC memory cards, the company said Wednesday.
The microSD cards will be available in 256M byte, 512M byte and 1G byte capacities and go on sale in July and August. MicroSD is the smallest commercial memory card format and as such is finding favor with makers of cell phones and other portable devices where space is a premium.
The SDHC cards correspond to the new SD Memory Card version 2 specification, which allows a faster data transfer rate, and extends the maximum possible capacity of a card from 2G bytes to 32G bytes. Toshiba's first SDHC card will be available in September at a 4G-byte capacity. It can only be used with devices that support the version 2 format so users should confirm the compatibility of their products before purchasing.
Pricing for the new cards was not announced.