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Tuxera exFAT Now Available for Android and Linux

Jun 02, 2010, 09:04 (6 Talkback[s])

First exFAT solution for embedded Linux based on Microsoft documentation

Taipei, Taiwan [COMPUTEX] - June 1, 2010 - Tuxera, the leading designer of Windows-compatible file systems for Linux, Mac, and other platforms, today announced the release of Tuxera exFAT for Android and other Linux systems. Developed using technical documentation provided by Microsoft Corp., Tuxera exFAT provides outstanding performance and stability, and meets the latest SDXC memory card standards.

"The wait is over. I am thrilled to tell everyone we now have the world's first exFAT implementation for Android. Thanks to our latest innovations and strong relationship with Microsoft, we can guarantee blazingly fast performance for flash drives and energy efficient consumer electronics," said Mikko Välimäki, Tuxera CEO. "Tuxera's exFAT for Android is not just the first to market, but it is also built on a very portable codebase that we will strive to make the de facto standard."

Tuxera is now forming partnerships with leading hardware, device, and operating system manufacturers to meet the growing demand for high-definition video and other embedded applications.

"exFAT is a modern file system designed to handle very large files, and we are pleased to support Tuxera's development of an exFAT file system implementation," said David Kaefer, general manager of Intellectual Property Licensing at Microsoft. "To provide necessary patent rights, Microsoft will offer a patent agreement that companies can sign if they are building a device that includes the Tuxera exFAT implementation."

Tuxera is a member of the SD Association where it works together with exFAT host device and card manufacturers to enable a smooth transition from FAT to exFAT file system technology that lifts the device and file size limits for SD cards. For example, with Tuxera exFAT new SDXC compatible devices can record normal-length, full-HD videos.

Tuxera exFAT has been successfully tested on Android and other versions of Linux. To request an evaluation version of the product, please contact sales@tuxera.com. A consumer download version will be released later.

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