MicroSD cards to become mainstream in Q2 2006, says Silicon Motion

MicroSD cards will become mainstream in the memory card market in the second quarter of this year due to increased popularity of MicroSD-supported handsets and a rise in the number of MicroSD card makers, stated Wallace Kou, president and CEO of Taiwan-based IC design house Silicon Motion Technology. About 20% of the projected global shipments of 900 million handsets for 2006 will come with a memory slot, as compared to 10% in 2005, Kou noted, citing market data.

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