The SD Card Association (SDA) has approved the microSD specification. First announced in 2004 as TransFlash, the format was designed by SanDisk and Motorola.
SanDisk used the occasion to announce a 512MB card to be available in August. They also plan to release a 1GB card by the end of the year and a 2GB card in 2006.
MicroSD sales are expected to soar with 2006 seeing sales of over 250 million mobile phones with card slots, according to IDC.