Tuxera and Microsoft Strengthen Collaboration Through New exFAT Licensing
REDMOND, Wash., and HELSINKI, Finland, August 20, 2019 – Tuxera announces that Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC and Tuxera have deepened their collaboration with a new exFAT partner agreement, fostering innovative business solutions for customers worldwide. The collaboration will allow Tuxera to provide customers exFAT technology along with a patent license from Microsoft in a single competitively priced product.
“We are very happy with this arrangement. Now more than ever, customers deserve exFAT solutions that are hassle-free and intelligently priced. We are confident that with this increased cooperation, we will be able to provide these benefits even better than before,” says Szabolcs Szakacsits, President and Chief Technology Officer at Tuxera. “As a global leader in file systems, we have developed our exFAT implementation for ultimate performance and fail-safety.”
“As the demand for data storage increases, it’s more important than ever that file system software keeps pace,” says Rob Kowal, Director of exFAT Licensing at Microsoft. “By strengthening our longstanding partnership, customers can focus on innovation because by using Microsoft exFAT by Tuxera their storage needs will be met.”
Powering the future of SD capability with bulletproof performance
Microsoft’s exFAT technology remains the industry leading file system embedded into nearly any device requiring high-capacity storage support—including USB drives, In-vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems, and Secure Digital (SD) memory cards. With embedded storage needs rising among automotive systems, drones, and video content distributors, OEMs are facing a growing need for storage software able to keep up with market demands. Tackling this surge in storage demand requires first-class implementations able to get the most out of exFAT technology.
Since 2009, Tuxera has been a partner of Microsoft—their first within the domain of file system implementations. Thanks to this long-standing cooperation, Tuxera has developed a strong understanding of what’s required for a truly premium, high-capacity data storage experience for Windows-compatible file systems.
Precision-tuned for optimum performance regardless of the platform, Microsoft exFAT by Tuxera is customizable to suit your high-capacity flash storage needs. A high-performance kernel module built for speed and reliability, Microsoft exFAT by Tuxera allows you to attain the maximum I/O throughput from any device.
Tuxera is a leading provider of storage and networking technologies. From the latest flagship smartphones, to cars, cameras, routers, and drones—Tuxera’s software makes file transfers fast, and content easily accessible. The company is an active member of multiple standard organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, India, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.
About Microsoft Technology Licensing
Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC was formed in 2014 to acquire, manage and license Microsoft’s patent portfolio.