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ExpressCard Format To Be Discontinued

siliconbits (943161) writes | more than 3 years ago

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siliconbits (943161) writes "Sources located in Taiwan's tech manufacturing community have told us that some top tier manufacturers are considering yanking the ExpressCard port on all laptops altogether in an attempt to reduce the sheer thickness of their products and bill of materials as the usage of the standard has been disappointing to say the least.
Major ODM/OEMs have confirmed that continued market research has shown that ExpressCard, which has been available since 2006, has failed to replicate the success of PCMCIA as almost all new laptops now feature onboard Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and up to five USB ports.
Data collected over the past two years within the industry shows that less than half a per cent of laptops with an ExpressCard slot are equipped with an ExpressCard device and the (now obsolete) ExpressCard resource directory lists a grand total of 55 ExpressCard modules and 64 ExpressCard components."

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