PNY Announces USB Smart Drives That Carry Software, Files and PC Settings for Use on Any PC

DIGITALLIFE, N.Y., Oct. 12 // -- For a completely mobile and personalized computing experience, PNY Technologies(R), Inc. announced today at DigitalLife (Booth #622) that it will incorporate the U3(TM) smart drive computing platform into its Attache(R) line of USB flash drives. PNY's U3 smart drives allow users to securely transport not only their documents and files, but also popular Windows(R) software applications, personal preferences and PC settings wherever they go. U3 smart drives are ideal for consumers, students and workers who use multiple computers in offices, private homes, dorm rooms, hotel business centers, Internet cafes, libraries and other public places.

Consumers simply plug a U3 smart drive, roughly the size of a pack of gum, into any PC's USB port to access personalized e-mail programs, Web browsers, productivity tools, multimedia applications, games and more. When they unplug their U3 smart drive, they take their personal information with them. Moreover, password authentication is built in on PNY's U3 smart drives, protecting against unauthorized access, so users can feel confident that their information remains private and secure.

"Our relationships with technology partners like U3 allow PNY to offer 'smarter' solutions and bring additional value to our customers," said Dean Delserro, senior marketing manager, flash, for PNY Technologies. "Small, lightweight, convenient and affordable, PNY's U3 smart drives make any PC temporarily your own. The device's ultimate portability can eliminate the need to carry a laptop, power adapter and accessories -- allowing users to be productive wherever they have access to a computer. This is particularly valuable for the frequent traveler in light of recent changes to airport security policies."

Every U3 smart drive features an intuitive interface, the U3 Launchpad, for easy access to software programs and features. "Consumers can download U3 smart applications, including popular titles like Mozilla Firefox, OpenOffice, Skype, Yahoo! Widgets, Roboform, Shutterfly and Sudoku, at U3 Software Central, which can be access directly from the U3 Launchpad or by visiting

"PNY U3 smart drives will make it possible for consumers to plug in their drive on any PC and access all of their files and applications -- even those not installed on a borrowed or public computer," said Kate Purmal, U3 chief executive officer. "Students in particular, will find PNY U3 smart drives affordable and essential when working on multiple computers. Not only will they be able to securely store assignments and presentations on their U3 smart drives, but with hundreds of U3 smart applications available, including e-mail programs, instant messaging, Web browsers, productivity tools, multimedia applications and games, students can have a personalized computing experience on any computer. That's powerful and smart."

PNY's Attache U3 smart drives are compatible with any PC running on Windows(R) XP or Windows 2000. U3 smart drive capabilities will be introduced on the Attache and Mini Attache USB Flash drives in 1GB* and 2GB* capacities, and will be available from major retailers and e-tailers in early 2007.


Established in 1985, PNY Technologies(R), Inc. is a leading supplier and marketer of flash media, USB flash drives, portable hard drives and flash peripherals. The company also offers a full line of high-end memory upgrade modules, NVIDIA Quadro(R) by PNY Technologies professional graphics boards and Verto(R)-brand consumer graphics cards. Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., PNY maintains facilities in North America (Santa Clara and Orange County, Calif., Miami, Fla. and Parsippany, N.J.), Europe (Benelux, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom,) and Asia (Taiwan and China). For more information, please visit

About U3

U3 LLC of Redwood City, Calif., licenses an innovative USB smart drive platform to manufacturers who want to make U3 smart drives for consumers. Eighteen companies worldwide are making U3 smart drives and more than 10,000 software developers are creating U3 smart Windows applications. U3 is backed by USB flash drive market leaders msystems(TM) and SanDisk(C) Corporation. For more information see

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* For flash media devices, 1 megabyte=1 million bytes; I gigabyte = 1 billion bytes. Actual useable capacity may vary. Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions, and thus is not available for data storage.

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