Secure memory cards coming next year
Several of the largest tech firms in the memory world have announced that they are teaming up to from The Next Generation Memory Initiative. The five firms in the initiative include Panasonic, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony, and Toshiba. The firms are designing a new content protection system for memory cards like SD cards and other storage devices.
The firms are getting ready to license SD cards using the security tech and the tech will be usable in smartphones and tablets too. The security tech developed will allow different HD applications like HD Network downloads, broadcast content to go, and the copy and management of content from Blu-ray discs.
The new technology is expected to land next year. "Panasonic has always been an innovator in providing the best possible content viewing experience in the living room through development of Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3DTM technologies and products" said Yoshiyuki Miyabe, Corporate CTO, Panasonic Corporation. "With our new secure memory solution, we are excited to create a strong link between the living room experience and the mobile experience. Now consumers can enjoy watching premier content, such as movies, on the go with their smartphones and tablets."