Lexar Media and Olympus sign agreement

Lexar Media will now be offering xD-Picture Cards in Lexar packaging through many of its 37,000 worldwide retailing partners. The company has also agreed to license its patents to Olympus for the xD-Picture Cards and host devices sold to Olympus’ retail customers or bundled with Olympus cameras. Lexar Media has been selling Olympus xD-Picture Cards since 2002 in capacities of 16 MB,

32 MB, 64 MB and 128 MB, and, more recently, 256 MB.

Since 1999, Olympus and Lexar Media have had a strategic alliance that has included joint development, sales, and marketing of flash products with Olympus cameras in certain retail markets internationally.