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California, CA, United States, 2015/01/07 - The WifyStation Series is a mutli-media and portable mini-computing solution that incorporates wi-fi and router capabilities. It enables users to make the most of their time.
MICRODIA Semiconductor Ltd. (MICRODIA), a world leader in flash memory technologies, revealed its mobile multi-tasking WifyStation Series. The series empowers users to use their time more efficiently. It is an on-the-go computer, server, router, power bank, cloud storage, data storage, gallery, media library and entertainment center. Its small size means it can fit into a pocket or purse.
Using Wi-Fi connectivity or the accompanying USB cable, the WifyStation is compatible with smartphones and mobile devices. The WifyStation supports Microsoft Office™ formats and Adobe Acrobat™ PDF files. As a router, it connects to a LAN or provides a secure Wi-Fi network. The WifyStation is also able to bridge iOS™ devices to other Wi-Fi Access Points.
Up to 6 users can access the device together, thus transforming it into a portable wireless media server that can stream videos and music, and display photos. As a personal cloud storage device, the WifyStation supports up to 2TB of data storage. Memory can be extended via SD and CF cards, and USB flash drives. It also stores power making this a power bank for smartphones and mobile devices.
“Mobility is everything these days; it permeates our waking. Completing our business work, or school work and enjoying time with friends and family is a challenge that inspires innovative products,” said Louis Leung, CEO of MICRODIA Ltd. “Multi-tasking on-the-go began with laptops and simple mobile functions, but multi-media and power were challenges that could not be fully overcome till now. The WifyStation Series caters to individual users and business power users.”
By 2017, IDC predict that the tablets and smartphones markets will occupy 16% and 67% market share respectively. From of 2012 to 2017, forecast growth is approximately 174.5% and 109.9% respectively. The Android™ and iOS™ operating systems for smartphones accounted for 97.5% of all smartphone shipments in the last quarter of 2013, and 93.8% of shipments for the year. Strategy Analytics also stated that global smartphone shipments had grown 33% annually to reach 285 million units in the first quarter of 2014.
At the same time, Frost & Sullivan estimate that the global data storage market for primary storage technologies will reach USD23.6 billion by 2018. Of that market, the China data storage market is forecasted to grow to over USD8.9 billion. And Global Industry Analysts, Inc. predicts market demand for SD cards to hit US$21.3 billion by 2018. Key drivers include scalability, higher speed and storage capacity, portability and ease of use.