USB Flash Card Readers offer data transfer rates to 480 Mbps.

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Compatible with USB 2.0 specification and 1.1 USB systems, peripherals, and cables, plug-and-play readers transfer digital data from flash memory cards to desktop computer or notebook. Crucial® Hi-Speed USB 7-in-1 Card Readers permit drag-and-drop data transfer between memory cards and include 4 slots compatible with 7 flash memory cards. Other models include Crucial® Hi-Speed USB CompactFlash/IBM Microdrive Readers and Crucial® Hi-Speed USB Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard Readers.



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Crucial Technology Introduces Hi-Speed USB Flash Card Readers



Online memory leader enhances card reader line with Hi-Speed 7-in-1 and single-slot card readers

Meridian, Idaho, September 10, 2003 - Crucial Technology, a division of Micron and one of the world's largest direct memory upgrade providers, today introduced three new Hi-Speed USB flash card readers. Crucial's new Hi-Speed USB readers make it easy to transfer digital data from flash memory cards directly to a desktop computer or notebook at speeds up to 480 megabits per second (Mbps), 40 times faster than original USB card readers.

"Many companies call their card readers Hi-Speed USB, however few offer true Hi-Speed USB products with data rates as fast as 480Mbps," said Crucial Technology Director of Marketing Rafe VanDenBerg. "If customers want to take full advantage of their Hi-Speed USB-enabled computer systems, Crucial's new readers give them significant performance gains."

The following card readers are now available on Crucial's Web site at www.crucial.com.

Crucial ® Hi-Speed USB 7-in-1 Card Reader

Four slots, compatible with seven flash memory cards - MultiMediaCard(TM), CompactFlash(TM) Type I and II, IBM Microdrive, SmartMedia, Secure Digital, Memory Stick, and Memory Stick Pro.

Hi-Speed USB, compatible with the USB 2.0 specification and original (1.1) USB systems, peripherals, and cables.

Drag-and-drop data transfer between memory cards.

Active LED, indicating flash card usage.

Hideaway USB extension cable for quick and easy access to desktop or notebook.

Currently priced at US$25.99.

Crucial® Hi-Speed USB CompactFlash/IBM Microdrive Reader

Compatible with CompactFlash(TM) Type I and Type II, and IBM Microdrive.

Hi-Speed USB, compatible with the USB 2.0 specification and original (1.1) USB systems, peripherals, and cables.

Active LED, indicating flash card usage.

Currently priced at US$19.99.

Crucial® Hi-Speed USB Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard Reader

Compatible with Secure Digital and MultiMediaCard.

Hi-Speed USB, compatible with the USB 2.0 specification and original (1.1) USB systems, peripherals, and cables.

Active LED, indicating flash card usage.

Currently priced at US$16.99.

Crucial Hi-Speed USB card readers offer a true Plug and Play solution, appearing automatically as a removable drive when plugged in to a USB port. To achieve maximum speed capabilities, the card readers require a 2.0 USB port and an operating system supporting USB 2.0. If the operating system and computer's USB port do not support USB 2.0, the card reader operates at original USB speeds.

All Crucial card readers come with a multilingual user guide, CD software driver, an extension cable, Crucial's limited lifetime warranty and 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 110,000 upgrades for more than 20,000 desktops, notebooks, servers, routers, printers, and electronic devices.

Micron Technology, Inc., is one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures and markets DRAMs, Flash memory, CMOS image sensors, other semiconductor components and memory modules for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking, and mobile products. 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.

Micron, Crucial and Crucial Technology are registered trademarks of Micron Technology, Inc. Micron Technology, Inc., is an authorized licensee of the CompactFlash(TM) and MultiMediaCard(TM) trademarks. All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.

Contact: Erin Duckhorn
Crucial Technology
(208) 363-5621
emduckhorn@micron.com
http://www.crucial.com

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