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PCMCIA's ExpressCard 2.0 standard on the way

Up to ten times the performance of 1.2
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Jun 5, 2008 5:44 am

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 The ExpressCard standard is about to be kicked up a notch with an announcement from PCMCIA that version 2.0 is currently in the works and should be completed anytime from the second-half of 2008 to early 2009.


The upcoming ExpressCard 2.0 standard is said to provide transfer rates that are two to ten times quicker than what the current 1.2 standard found in notebooks of today offers. It is without question that this new and much faster standard will be made backwards compatible.


Taipei, Taiwan (June 4, 2008) COMPUTEX 2008 -- PCMCIA, the technology trade association for PC Card(TM) and ExpressCardR technologies, today announced that the new ExpressCard Standard, release 2.0, is being developed to accommodate the significantly faster speeds increasingly demanded by today's high-performance mobile technologies. Release 2.0 of the standard is expected to be published in the second half of 2008/early 2009.


ExpressCard technology ( is the next-generation PC Card technology for high-performance I/O expansion of desktop and mobile systems. ExpressCard modules enable notebook users to add networking, communications, security, memory and multimedia functionality. ExpressCard and PC Card slots can be found on more than 95 percent of notebook computers.


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