Lexar XQD memory cards update

Here is an update on the Lexar XQD memory cards situation (currently still listed as discontinued) – a reader recently contacted the company and this is the answer he got:


Thank you for contacting Lexar. We are still in transition of new ownership so we are not manufacturing our products at this time and I do not have an estimated time of when we will start manufacturing our products in the future. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thom Hogan provided some additional information on his website:

Meanwhile, over at (the new) Lexar I’m pretty sure that the question you wanted me to ask them is “where are the XQD cards?” Here’s your answer straight from the VPs: Lexar is now out of stock of all XQD gear they inherited from Micron (including work in progress inventory), and so is B&H and Adorama, et.al. Lexar’s new owners have now dealt with all the licensing issues with Sony and have restarted production in China. According to Lexar, they didn’t get any of the tooling from Micron, so they’ve had to build out their factory new for XQD support. But it won’t be until at least June that you see new inventory show up. Apparently this is just-off-the-press news. They weren’t going to invest in and start a new XQD production line until they had the licensing deal in place. They’ve got the licensing now, so they have started the new line.

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