Flash Card Readers are USB 1.1 compliant.

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USB 6-in-1 Card Reader, and USB Portable 6-in-1 Card Reader, with 4 slots each, are compatible with MultiMediaCard(TM), CompactFlash(TM), SmartMedia(TM), Secure Digital(TM), Memory Stick(TM), and MicroDrive(TM). Hideaway USB extension cable is included for easy access to desktop or notebook. Both readers allow drag-and-drop data transfer between memory cards. USB Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard Reader and USB CompactFlash Reader are compact and lightweight for easy transportation.



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Crucial Technology Introduces Flash Card Readers



Online memory leader adds 6-in-1 and single USB 1.1-compliant card readers to flash memory card line

Meridian, Idaho, March 4, 2003 - Crucial Technology, a division of Micron and one of the world's largest direct memory upgrade providers, introduced today a new line of stationary and portable flash memory card readers to complement its existing CompactFlash(tm) and MultiMediaCard(tm) flash memory line. Crucial's new USB 1.1-compliant readers make it easy to transfer digital data from flash memory cards directly to a desktop computer or notebook. "Crucial's card readers are the ideal way to shuttle data from your digital camera, digital music player, handheld computer, or other electronic device directly to your PC," said Crucial Technology Product Marketing Manager Scott Heimgartner. "Many of our customers use multiple electronic devices and multiple flash memory card formats in their home or professional life. Crucial's card readers host either single or multiple flash storage card formats, addressing the needs of the mobile professional and desktop user alike."

Crucial now offers the following card readers:

Crucial(r) USB 6-in-1 Card Reader
o Four slots, compatible with six memory cards
o MultiMediaCard, CompactFlash, SmartMedia(tm), Secure Digital(tm), Memory Stick(tm), and MicroDrive(tm)
o Sturdy design and stop pads to prevent sliding during operation
o USB 1.1-compliant for faster transfer rates
o Drag-and-drop data transfer between memory cards
o Currently priced at US$49.99

Crucial USB Portable 6-in-1 Card Reader
o Four slots, compatible with six memory cards
o MultiMediaCard, CompactFlash, SmartMedia, Secure Digital, Memory Stick, and MicroDrive
o Lightweight and compact for easy mobility
o USB 1.1-compliant for faster transfer rates
o Hideaway USB extension cable for quick and easy access to desktop or notebook
o Drag-and-drop data transfer between memory cards
o Currently priced at US$39.99

Crucial USB Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard Reader
o Compatible with Secure Digital and MultiMediaCard memory cards
o Lightweight and compact for easy transportation
o USB 1.1-compliant for faster transfer rates
o Currently priced at US$29.99

Crucial USB CompactFlash Reader
o Compatible with CompactFlash memory cards
o Lightweight and compact for easy mobility
o USB 1.1-compliant for faster transfer rates
o Currently priced at US$19.99

Crucial card readers offer a plug-and-play solution for today's latest operating systems. The reader appears as a removable drive once it is plugged in to the USB port, eliminating the need to restart your system. The readers also come with installation software and a USB cable to accommodate a wide range of systems. Bus powered, the Crucial card readers require no external power source. All Crucial readers are available on Crucial's Web site at www.crucial.com and come with a limited lifetime warranty, free second-day shipping within the contiguous US on qualified orders, and Crucial's renowned customer service and technical support. About Crucial Crucial Technology is a division of Micron Semiconductor Products, Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc. Crucial sells high-quality RAM upgrades, flash memory cards, and video cards on its Web site at www.crucial.com. Crucial offers over 95,000 upgrades for more than 19,000 desktops, notebooks, servers, routers, printers, and electronic devices.

Micron Technology, Inc., is one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions used in today's leading-edge computing, consumer, networking, and communications products. Micron Technology, Inc., and its subsidiaries manufacture and market DRAMs, very fast SRAMs, Flash memory, TCAMs, CMOS image sensors, other semiconductor components and memory modules. Micron's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange
(NYSE) under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit its web site at www.micron.com.

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