Price of SD cards drops
By Natalie Weinstein
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
July 10, 2001, 1:25 p.m. PT
Panasonic on Tuesday slashed the price of its Secure Digital Memory Cards and plans this fall to more than double its output of the cards, which are postage-stamp-sized pieces of flash memory used in digital cameras, handheld computers and MP3 players.
The 16MB card has dropped from $70 to $40; the 32MB card from $100 to $60; and the 64MB card from $160 to $100. Panasonic plans to release a 256MB card by the holiday shopping season and a 512MB card in early 2002.