The product launch is scheduled for April in the Japanese market, followed by distribution elsewhere in the world starting in May. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices will be Euro499 in Germany and $499.99 in the United States. The Panasonic 1GB SD Card not only satisfies such needs for larger capacity, but also provides the high speed necessary to easily record and replay high-quality video images.
Panasonic’s proprietary high-density packaging technology helped the company reach the large 1GB capacity in its new SD Memory Card and has allowed mounting of eight 1 GB flash memory chips together for certain applications, such as broadcast video. In line with the capacity increase from megabyte to gigabyte levels, the card label and the package design have been restyled.