Tuxera and Microsoft strengthen collaboration through new exFAT licensing

August 28, 2019

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Tuxera and Microsoft strengthen collaboration through new exFAT licensing

The collaboration allows Tuxera to provide their proprietary exFAT file system implementation along with a patent license from Microsoft in a single competitively priced product.

REDMOND, Wash., and HELSINKI, Finland - August 14, 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.

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