Mini memory cards set for capacity boost

Two of the smallest memory card formats on the market will be getting a capacity boost in the coming months, according to card makers at the Computex trade show, last week.

ATP Electronics Taiwan said it would start mass production of 256MB and 512MB capacity Reduced Size MMC (RS-MMC) and MiniSD cards during July.

The lower-capacity card was expected to cost between $US200 and $US250 and the price for the higher capacity card has not yet been decided, a sales director for ATP, Henry Lin, said.

The Taipei company was showing samples of both cards on its booth at the Computex trade show.

Neither was shown in operation although Lin said the cards were working samples.

Another memory card maker, Kingmax Semiconductor, was also showing prototype 512MB capacity cards for both formats. It will be ready to begin mass production of the cards in June and started production of 256MB capacity versions last month, senior marketing specialist for the company, Vera Chien, said.

The RS-MMC and MiniSD card formats are smaller versions of MultiMediaCard and Secure Digital cards and designed for use in devices in which space is a premium, such as cellular telephones.

Samsung, Nokia and Siemens were using RS-MMC in phones for the European market or would add support in new phones scheduled to be released during the fourth quarter of this year, Lin said.

To date MiniSD had been most widely adopted by cell phone makers for models sold in Japan and South Korea, he said.

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Martyn Williams

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill


I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?