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Microsoft urges Flash makers to pay fat dollar for exFAT format

Dec 12, 2009, 08:04 (20 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft said it had created a "flexible licensing program" for its exFAT file system, which is the successor to the firm's contentious FAT format and supports up to 256TB of data, following "widespread interest" from consumer flash memory device makers across the globe.

""exFAT is an ideal file system that delivers fast and reliable use of audio and video files. It is an important technology in Windows 7, and now that we are licensing this technology broadly to the industry, we want to encourage and support partners to build products that also contain this technology," said Microsoft intellectual property licensing boss David Kaefer."

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