SOURCE: Elan Digital Systems Ltd.

July 11, 2006 10:00 ET

Elan Digital Launches Express Card Custom Design Service

FAREHAM, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 11, 2006 -- Express Card is the new standard that is fast replacing PCMCIA, and for many producers of PCMCIA products the redesign of their existing cards to the new Express Card to work with the latest laptops has become a matter of urgency. Elan Digital Systems, for many years recognized as a world leader in customized PC Card design and manufacture, is today offering its extensive design and development expertise to customers for the new Express Card standard.

Elan Digital are members of PCI Special Interest Group and together with their many years of experience of PC interface design, development and manufacture, they are able to enhance and look at cost efficiency as they re-develop existing card designs into the new format.

Elan has more recently been heavily involved in USB design programmes including its own VMB5000, a very high speed bridge chip. This chip was the first of its kind in the market, and since its launch in 2004, is now in use in mass produced communications products worldwide.

With on site prototype and low volume manufacturing facilities plus mass production in China Elan can provide a fast, economic and integrated design and manufacturing service.

All products are designed and manufactured in accordance with latest RoHs requirements.

Elan has also registered and applied for a significant number of important patents for design techniques which reduce time to market and add product value, and will be using these to develop the next generation of Express Cards even more swiftly.

About Elan

Elan Digital is a specialist design house centred on interface technology. A worldwide range of clients uses their products and custom design services. Elan Digital is a privately owned company which has gained unique experience over its 30 year history and uses the latest design & manufacturing technology which makes them one of the leading PC and PDA interface design companies globally. In recent years Elan Digital has expanded its design expertise to include USB, Express Card and SD technologies as well as focusing its design efforts on unique products for the fast-growing mobile datacomms market. Elan Digital has ISO9001 (2000) approval.

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