Mr. Tsutomu Ando of Canon (News - Alert) and the CFA co-chairman of the board said; "As the co-chairman of the CompactFlash Association I am pleased to introduce XQD Ver.2.0 continuing our tradition of performance leadership. The higher performance provided by XQD Ver.2.0 will further increase the capabilities and value for photographers, videographers, and cinematographers. I am very pleased and proud to see the CFA creating standards that address new professional market segments for CFA."
"The XQD Ver.2.0 format will enable hardware and imaging applications to leverage the performance benefits of the well-established PCI (News - Alert) Express infrastructure allowing for many years of higher performance and backward compatible products. The Video Performance Guarantee Features of XQD Ver.2.0 will also widen its appeal meeting the needs of higher end video applications," said Mr. Koichiro Kawamura of Nikon, co-chairman of the board, CFA.
CFA has recently added several new members interested in CFA's next generation and higher performance standards. CFA invites host and media companies interested in supporting the new CFA specifications to also join CFA as members. Membership in the CompactFlash Association enables participation in CFA work groups and access to draft specifications before they are approved and available for purchase by non-members. More information can be found at http://www.compactflash.org.