A-Data pre-pays Hynix for NAND flash supply

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Making an advance payment, A-Data Technology has pocketed NAND flash supply from Hynix Semiconductor in a deal that would get through by 2010.


A-Data had early last week said that it had issued a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange that it had prepaid a certain amount for NAND flash chips, securing long-term supply from a chipmaker.

Though the amount of money paid is not known, industry watchers have their speculations. Phison Electronics had prepaid a total of US$40 million for NAND flash chips so far in 2009. According to speculations, half of the amount was spent on Hynix chips.

Meanwhile, A-Data has said that it has introduced the SDHC card, a new card part of its Turbo Series Class 10 cards. Reports added that these cards offer a transfer rate of 22MBps to SD v.3.0 compliant devices. The card has a 16GB capacity and will be great for DSLR and HD video usage.


Reviews of the product say that the card is capable of supporting HD capture at the 1920 x 1080 resolution. It is expected that that the new card will soon hit the market making HD video capture a lot more affordable. The company has not yet revealed prices.