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Lexar Unveils 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card

Capturing High Resolution Images in RAW Format (February 27, 2006)

Lexar Media, Inc. (Nasdaq:LEXR), a world leader in advanced digital media technologies, today announced that it has doubled the speed rating of its popular Professional 8GB CompactFlash(R) memory card to 90X. Furthering the company's lengthy heritage in delivering cards with market-leading performance, the new 8GB card is one of the fastest high-capacity CompactFlash cards available. On display at the Photo Marketing Association International (PMA) show, Lexar's new card is capable of a minimum sustained data write speed of 13.5 MB per second. In addition to increased speed and performance, the new high-speed card will be available in CompactFlash Type I flash memory card format, the most popular format for today's SLR digital cameras.

Like all Lexar professional flash memory cards, the new 8GB CompactFlash includes the full version of Lexar Image Rescue(TM) 2.0, the company's award-winning image recovery software, and Paint Shop Pro(R) 9, the image editing and management software program from Corel, and a trial version of Photo Mechanic(TM), the popular image browsing software application by Camera Bits.

Lexar's new Professional 8GB CompactFlash Type I card will be available in April.


Lexar will display its new 8GB CompactFlash card along with its full line of professional photography products at PMA in booth #4140.

About Lexar Media, Inc.

Lexar is a leading marketer and manufacturer of NAND flash memory products including memory cards, USB flash drives, card readers and ATA controller technology for the digital photography, consumer electronics, industrial and communications markets. The company holds over 94 issued or allowed controller and system patents, and licenses its technology to companies including Olympus Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SanDisk Corporation and Sony Corporation. Lexar sells its memory cards worldwide and through an exclusive agreement, also sells memory cards under the Kodak brand. Headquartered in Fremont, California, Lexar has operations in countries around the world. More information is available at www.lexar.com.


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