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e.Digital's Portable Internet Music Player Design to Support Secure 
Digital --SD-- Memory Card

LAS VEGAS, Jan 7, 2000 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Company Joins New Secure 
Digital (SD) Association 

Formed by Matsushita, Toshiba, and SanDisk   e.Digital Corp. 
(OTCBB:EDIG) announced today that its portable Internet music player 
design will be one of the first to feature compatibility with the new, 
Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card announced in August 1999 by SanDisk, 
Toshiba, and Matsushita, best known by its Panasonic brand name. 

e.Digital is also an inaugural member of the newly-formed SD 
Association announced during a Matsushita/Toshiba/SanDisk press 
conference yesterday at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2000. 

Fred Falk, president and chief executive officer of e.Digital, said, 
"We are happy to be part of the newly-formed SD Association, as one of 
its stated goals is to provide improved protection for copyrighted 
content, including but not limited to music files. The SD Memory Card 
is another valuable tool we can use in our endeavors to offer our OEM 
customers designs that will support SDMI standards for secure Internet 
music." He added, "For years we have built compatibility into our 
designs for SanDisk memory products, which have become the de facto 
standard for portable devices." 

Nelson Chan, senior vice president of marketing for SanDisk added, "We 
are very proud of the SD Memory Card, especially its security features 
which are becoming more and more important to our customers. Digital 
security is being pursued on many levels, and the SD Memory Card is 
there to support these efforts in portable devices of all kinds." He 
continued, "We are pleased to have e.Digital join the SD Association as 
an inaugural member, as they are one of the first to incorporate 
compatibility for SD Memory into a portable product design." 

e.Digital's portable multi-codec Internet music player design is 
available for licensing by consumer electronics manufacturers and other 
OEM partners. The flexible design can be adapted to customer 
specifications and includes support for multiple music codecs, 
removable memory, and security features. The design is SDMI compatible. 


     About Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card(TM)

  The flash-memory based removable storage card provides a compact, 
reliable and easy-to-use medium to store high volumes of audio, visual, 
and other data for digital music players, cameras, personal digital 
assistants (PDAs), video cameras, cellular phones, GPS systems and 
other digital consumer electronics products. Its strong copyright 
protection capability meets the requirements of artists and content 
owners and offers greater data security for users. 


     About e.Digital

  e.Digital Corp. offers an engineering partnership for the world's 
leading electronics companies to link portable digital devices to PCs 
and the Internet. Engineering services range from the licensing of 
e.Digital's patented MicroOS(TM) file management system to custom 
software and hardware development, design and manufacturing services. 
For more information on the company, visit www.edig.com. 

Safe Harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform 
Act of 1995: This press release contains forward-looking statements 
relating to future performance, technology and product development that 
may impact on future results and the future viability of the company. 
Actual results could be affected or differ materially from those 
projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of risk factors 
such as: future products and results; technological shifts; potential 
technical difficulties that could delay new products; competition; 
general economic conditions in the markets in which the company 
operates; the ability of the company, its customers, and suppliers to 
become Year 2000 compliant; pricing pressures; and the uncertainty of 
market acceptance of new products by OEM's and end-user customers. 

Note to Editors: e.Digital and MicroOS are trademarks of e.Digital 
Corp. SanDisk, SD Memory Card, CompactFlash and MultimediaCard are 
trademarks or registered trademarks of SanDisk Corp. All other product, 
company, or service names are the property of their respective owners. 


Copyright (C) 2000 Business Wire.  All rights reserved.


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CONTACT:       e.Digital Corp.
               Robert Putnam or Wendy Ravenel, 858/679-1504
               [email protected] or [email protected]
               or
               The MWW Group (for e.Digital)
               Matt Messinger, 201/964-2377
               [email protected]
               or
               SanDisk
               Bob Goligoski, 408/542-0463
               [email protected]
 
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