Timeline

  • 2017

    Longsys acquires Lexar branding and trademark rights from Micron and retains Lexar as a separate subsidiary.

  • 2016

    Lexar celebrates its 20th year anniversary of “Memory, Technology and Innovation” with announcements of numerous new products, including high-endurance microSD cards specifically designed for extended video monitoring.

  • 2015

    Lexar announces a new Professional 2933x XQD 2.0 card – the fastest flash card on the market.

  • 2014

    Lexar introduces Professional 200x SDHC/SDXC – the world’s fastest SD UHS-II cards on the market

  • 2013

    Lexar introduces the industry’s first Professional Workflow reader solution that transfers images from up to four memory cards at once.

  • 2012

    Lexar introduces several industry innovations:

    • The first 256GB Compact Flash Card to extend capture of 1080p full-HD video and high-quality images
    • The first 256GB SDXC UHS-I memory card
    • The first 1000x memory card
    • The first 128GB SDXC™ UHS-I memory card
  • 2007

    • Lexar extends its agreement with Kodak and begins to develop and market Kodak-branded flash memory products worldwide.
    • Gemalto and Lexar launch Microsoft Vista-compliant security device for protecting digital identities and sensitive data storage.
  • 2006

    Micron Technology acquires Lexar and subsequently merges the company with Crucial Technology under the name Lexar Media, Inc.

  • 2004

    Lexar signs an exclusive agreement with Eastern Kodak Company to manufacture and distribute Kodak-branded memory cards.

    Lexar announces its Active Memory System aimed at improving professional photographer workflow.

  • 2003

    Lexar trademarks the name “JumpDrive” for a line of its portable storage devices, leading “jump drive” often to be used as a synonym referring to any USB flash drive

  • 1996

    Petro Estakhri and Mike Assar establish Lexar Media, Inc. (Lexar) as a spin-off from Cirrus Logic.