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September 22, 1999
Sony Announces "MagicGate Memory StickTM|
IC Recording Media with "MagicGate" copyright protection technology
Tokyo, Japan- Sony Marketing (Japan) Inc. today announced plans to launch "MagicGate Memory Stick", a compact IC recording media equipped with "MagicGate" copyright protection technology. Two products, the [MSG-32A (32MB)] and [MSG-64A (64MB)] will be released on the Japanese market this December.
"MagicGate" is a copyright protection technology that consists of an authentication technology and an encryption technology. Authentication technology ensures that protected content is only transferred between compliant devices and media, and protected content is recorded and transferred in an encrypted format to prevent unauthorized copying or playback.
*"MagicGate Memory Stick" and "Memory Stick Walkman [NW-MS7]" will comply with the SDMI (Secure Digital Music Initiative) specification to enable the storing and playback of music contents to protect the rights of copyright holders.
*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
|MagicGate Memory Stick|
|Dec. 21, 1999|
Main Specifications of MSG-32MB and MSG-64A
|Connector Type||10 Pin Connector|
|Clock Speed||Max. 20MHz|
|Write Speed||Max. 1.50 MB/s|
|Read Out Speed||Max. 2.45 MB/s|
|Power Source (Voltage)||2.7V to 3.6V|
|Power Consumption||Average: Approx. 45mA, Standby: Max. 300uA|
|Outer Dimensions||Approx. 21.5 X 50 X 2.8mm (W/L/T)|
Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its music, pictures and computer entertainment operations make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of over $56 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999. Sony's Home Page URL: http://www.sony.co.jp/