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Monday, 14 May 2007 10:44

Microsoft and Sandisk builds new flash OS

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Will kill off U3


Sandisk and Microsoft are teaming up to release a new USB flash-drive operating system in the second half of 2008.

Microsoft will develop the software and Sandisk will develop compatible hardware for flash drives and flash-memory cards.Microsoft has approached several third-party hardware vendors to licence the technology and the two firms will create a new entity to license compatible hardware.

The new system will replace the U3 operating system which is backed by names such as Kingston, PNY and Imation. Software developers who wrote applications for U3 drives will be offered a migration path to modify their U3 programs for use on the new operating system.

As part of the deal, Sandisk gets to use its TrustedFlash security technology and enhanced integration with Windows.

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