has joined the band of companies selling flash memory cards, with the announcement Monday that it will add CompactFlash and SmartMedia formats to its product lineup.
The new miniature storage solutions include Verbatim CompactFlash cards with capacities ranging from 16MB to 128MB and SmartMedia cards with capacities of 16MB to 64MB.
Verbatim will introduce adapter and reader product lines by the end of March and also intends to add other Flash memory form factors later in the year as the demand increases, a company statement read.
According to a recent IDC report, the Flash Memory Card market will grow from 12 million units in 1999 to 66 million in 2003 and CompactFlash and SmartMedia will continue to dominate the digital camera market. The digital camera market in North America is expected to have reached 6.7 million units in 2000, twice the 1999 number.
Verbatim is based in Charlotte, N.C. and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.