ExpressCard Adapter expands host computer connectivity.

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Fit into 54 mm ExpressCard slot on host computer, RoHS-compliant ExpressCard/54 adapter for CompactFlash(TM) and Microdrive(TM) supports type I and II drives and does not require any software drivers for operation. Targeted for laptops, rugged, portable unit draws 3.3 V for operation.



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Hagiwara Sys-Com Announces Release of RoHS Compliant ExpressCard Adapter for CompactFlash(TM) and Microdrive(TM)



IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 18 -- Hagiwara Sys-Com Co., Ltd. (HSC), the industry leader in semiconductor application products for the cutting-edge consumer and industrial electronics -- today announced the availability of the RoHS compliant ExpressCard/54 adapter for CompactFlash(TM) and Microdrive(TM).

The ExpressCard Adapter for CompactFlash(TM) and Microdrive(TM) fits into standard 54mm ExpressCard slot found on many new laptops. Providing 5x speed over previous 16-bit PCMCIA adapters and requiring no software drivers to operate, it's sure to be a "must have in your bag" item for anyone who uses CompactFlash(TM) and Microdrives(TM). The ExpressCard Adapter supports both type I and type II drives and consumes very little power requiring only 3.3v to operate.

The ExpressCard slot is a new modular expansion standard finding its way on to most popular laptops from manufacturers such as Dell, HP, Toshiba and many others.

"We had released the ExpressCard Adapter in the summer of 2005 and received many inquiries from Digital SLR camera users worldwide," said Toshitaka Saito, Hagiwara Sys-Com Japan Overseas Sales Manager. "Unfortunately because the ExpressCard Adapter was not RoHS compliant at the time, we were limited to selling the card in Japan and the United States only. We are very pleased that we are now able to provide this product to Europe as well."

As an environmentally conscious manufacturer, Hagiwara Sys-Com also produces Flash Memory cards that are also RoHS compliant.

Key Features

-- Compatible with type I and type II CompactFlash(TM) and Microdrive(TM).

-- Rugged and portable

-- No software drivers required

-- 5x faster than previous 16-bit PCMCIA adapters

Compatibility

-- Requires ExpressCard/54 slot on host computer. Please check with your manufacturer for compatibility.

-- Support only for storage CompactFlash(TM) and Microdrive(TM).

[Note] The ExpressCard Adapter will not support any communication cards such as; wireless modems, mobile broadband cards, Bluetooth, GPS cards and etc.

Pricing and Availability
Suggested retail price is US$59.95. Memory cards sold separately.

Available directly at www.hsc-us.com/ and through select e-tailers & retail stores in North America.

European distributor inquiries welcome. Please contact sales@hsc-us.com

About Hagiwara Sys-Com

Hagiwara Sys-Com Co., Ltd. designs, manufactures and markets highly innovative and versatile semiconductor application products for diverse market ranging from digital consumer to industrial / embedded computing. Hagiwara is known for its high quality and reliability of their products of industrial and consumer applications.

CONTACT: Hagiwara Sys-Com Co., Ltd., +1-949-756-2028, mediarelations@hsc-us.com

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