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Lexar Professional Cards Win Three Coveted Awards from ColorFoto Magazine


Lexar Memory Cards Recognised as Top Professional Purchase by Respected Publication

LONDON, England – Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, is pleased to announce that its Lexar® Professional line of cards has received three awards from ColorFoto magazine. The Lexar Professional 600x 16GB CompactFlash® (CF), Professional 233x 8GB CF, and Professional 133x 4GB SDHC™ cards received recognition in the January issue (1/2010) and “Einkaufsführer 2010” (Buyer’s Guide 2010).

The Lexar Professional 600x 16GB CF card was included in a group test of eight CompactFlash cards and received a Testsieger (Test Winner) award. The cards ranged from write speeds of 35MB/s to 90MB/s and were tested in two of the latest generation DSLR cameras. The Buyer’s Guide also featured a group test of 34 cards (12 CompactFlash, 17 SDHC, and 5 Memory Stick PRO Duo™ cards) in six DSLR cameras. Within the CompactFlash category, the Lexar Professional 233x 8GB CF card won the Kauftipp (Must Buy) award for great performance at a low price point. And within the SDHC category, the Lexar Professional 133x 4GB SDHC card achieved the Testsieger award for speed.

ColorFoto is a leading monthly magazine aimed at professional and enthusiast photographers. It is one of the leading magazines for all aspects of modern photography with a comprehensive practical section, expert purchasing advice, and substantiated tests of digital cameras and accessories.

“Lexar Professional cards are designed to offer the speed, performance, and reliability required by professional and serious photographers,” said Saul Matthews, EMEA marketing director, Lexar Media. “To have been recognised with not just one but three ColorFoto awards is a real honour and a testament to the high quality associated with the Lexar brand.”

Wadim Herdt, editor, ColorFoto added, “The Lexar Professional 600x CF card drastically reduces time, and shows what is currently possible in terms of speed when used with a UDMA 6 enabled camera.”

All Lexar memory card designs are tested in the Lexar Reliability Lab, a facility with more than 750 digital cameras, to ensure quality, performance, and compatibility. Lexar performs this extensive testing in an effort to provide customers with a higher level of confidence, whether they are capturing once-in-a-lifetime memories, important events, or everyday occasions.

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About Lexar Media
Lexar Media is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of NAND flash and DRAM memory products under the Lexar and Crucial® brand names. Lexar Media offers products in all major flash and DRAM memory categories, including consumer and enterprise-level USB flash drives, industry-leading memory cards for photography, and all popular form factors of memory cards for mobile devices. For computers, Lexar Media offers more than 250,000 upgrades for 40,000 systems, including a full range of DRAM computer memory upgrades for PCs and Mac® systems, and solid state drives (SSDs). An industry leader in innovative, patented flash memory technology, Lexar Media is vertically integrated with Micron Technology, one of the largest semiconductor manufacturers worldwide.

For more information about Lexar products, visit For more information about Crucial products, visit, or Lexar Media, Inc. is a subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc. Lexar Media is a division of Micron Europe Limited, a division of Micron Semiconductor Asia Pte. Ltd., and a division of Micron Japan, Ltd.

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About Micron
Micron Technology, Inc., is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures and markets DRAM, NAND 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 NASDAQ Global Select Market under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit


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