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Friday September 19 12:50 PM EDT
Company Press Release
EDI Introduces Next Generation Linear Flash Card; New
Design Breaks Linear Flash 64MB Density Barrier
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Electronic Designs, Inc. (EDI) (Nasdaq
Small-Cap: EDIX), building on its established reputation as a supplier of high density and high
performance memory solutions, today announced a new generation of Linear Flash PC (PCMCIA)
EDI's new product series combines the recently announced breakthrough multiple-bit-per-cell Flash
memory technology, StrataFlash(TM), from Intel Corporation (Nasdaq:INTC), and a new
addressing method developed by EDI. Until today, Linear Flash cards have been limited to 64
megabytes (MB) due to the number of addressing lines available in the PCMCIA interface. EDI's
innovative method of expanding card capacities, through the use of a paging mechanism, allows
densities beyond this 64MB barrier. EDI's new high density Linear Flash PC-Card product family is
available in densities from 16MB to 80MB in PC-Card standard Type II packaging. EDI's 80MB
product is the highest linear flash card available in the industry.
Wieslaw Brys, Manager of Card Products for Electronic Designs, Inc., stated, ``Our innovative
design approach has enabled EDI to break the 64 megabyte barrier. In the near future, this new
technique will allow us to offer Linear Flash cards in densities of 256MB and higher. These new
cards address the increasing density requirements in the data recording markets such as Avionics
Voice/Data Recorders, Digital Maps, Medical Instrumentation and GPS systems as well as
providing a lower cost solution in the standard densities.''
EDI's Linear Flash cards are ideal for portable data collection systems, battery operated equipment,
medical instrumentation, GPS systems, printers and Datacom/Telecom systems.
EDI designs, manufactures and markets semiconductor memory and flat panel display products for
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the global commercial, industrial and military markets,
particularly telecommunications, data communications and avionics.