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China to Release Memory Card Standard in 2008

Sina Tech, 12/05/07

An official with the China Electronics Standardization Association (CESA)'s National Memory Card Standards Working Group has revealed that China's standard for memory cards is currently undergoing revisions and will be released next year.

Leading Chinese firms including Putian, Lenovo, Huaqi (Aigo) have submitted 44 patent applications for smart memory card technology, along with registering copyright for two software applications.

LENS: On the same day this news was released, Putian announced it had developed the first memory card to be entirely based on Chinese intellectual property. So far, Chinese memory card manufacturers have had to pay roughly 6% in licensing fees to overseas patent holders.

The card, which supports portable terminals, including mobile phones and digital TVs, allows mobile and non-contact payments and can automatically recharge itself. It is currently undergoing testing, with mass production and sales expected next year.

Keywords: China Electronics Standardization Association National Memory Card Standards Working Group Chinese technology standard memory card Putian Lenovo 0992.HK Huaqi Aigo smart memory card storage wireless hardware television

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