PCMCIA introduces ExpressCard Standard 2.0


PCMCIA has introduced the next-generation ExpressCard technology, Standard 2.0, which is claimed to support transfer rates ten times faster than the current Standard 1.2 protocol utilized in a wide range of notebooks.

PCMCIA claims the adoption rates for its technology are increasing faster than projected. Several manufacturers, however, have eliminated ExpressCard ports from notebook models. Apple’s new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros provide an SD card slot, USB ports and FireWire connections instead.

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