Press release - 2005-09-06

Swissbit's new memory miracle

the grand entrance of a "little black box"

Its compact exterior certainly does not point to this kind of power: The new SWISSMEMORY™ MiniTwist USB 2.0 delivers data storage capacities of up to 1GB in the smallest imaginable device along with high-speed data transfer thanks to its USB 2.0 port. The design principle, which is based on the proven SWISSMEMORY™ USB TWIST technology features a foldable cover that protects the stick from contamination and prevents the loss of the protective cover. The device comes with Travel-it-easy™ software for perfect synchronization of personal user data on your computer with the USB-Stick - and offers a wealth of other functions!

The compact dimensions (60mm x 16mm x 9mm) of the SWISSMEMORY™ MiniTwist and its negligible weight of less than six grams make the device the ideal carrier for all data formats. The slim-line design allows the parallel use of neighboring USB interfaces thanks to the fact that no port is being blocked. Depending on the user's personal needs, the tiny memory miracle is available in capacities of 128MB, 256MB, 512MB or 1GB, delivering excellent price-performance ratios in all capacities. The data transfer via the USB 2.0 port achieves speeds of 8MB when reading and 7MB when writing. It goes without saying that SWISSMEMORY™ MiniTwist is compatible with all widely used operating systems under Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

The Travel-it-easy software, which is preinstalled on the SWISSMEMORY™ MiniTwist, offers a whole range of benefits that turn mobile data management into a convenient and fun task. The software allows partitioning and also synchronizes all personal user data on the computer with the USB-memory. This enables users to access e-mails in Outlook Express, transfer Internet favorites or process data from his/her own files from any computer. Third parties cannot trace the Internet offers used on the MiniTwist thanks to the securitization of the temporary Internet files and cookies. In addition, the software protects data on the device from unauthorized access through password protection. The only file accessible without a password is the HTML Lost&Found file - a form that contains the personal contact data of the stick's owner in case it is lost.

Swissbit offers a two-year factory warranty on the USB-Stick.

Company Profile
With over 4 million memory products manufactured per year, the Swissbit Group is Europe's leading manufacturer of memory modules for desktops, servers, workstations and notebooks in the PC and Mac sector, as well as USB Flash Memories. Its core competencies also comprise job production for renowned customers from all over the world. In-house test and control laboratories, certification in compliance with ISO 9001-2000 and production in Switzerland and Germany guarantee high quality products. Consistent investments in research and development ensure a permanent lead in technology. The Swissbit Group was established in 2001 through a Management buy-out from Siemens Schweiz AG and has over ten years of experience in the design and manufacter of DRAM and Flash memory products. The company currently employs a staff of 171 specialists with headquarters in Bronschhofen/Switzerland and additional facilities in Berlin/Germany, New York and Texas in the USA and Tokyo/Japan as well as sales agents throughout Europe. In 2004 the Swissbit Group turned over about 165 million CHF resp. 140 million US dollars.


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