Microsoft Licenses exFat To LG Automotive, Harman, Continental, & Audiovox

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Microsoft continues to take advantage of its large patent portfolio and has recently done more patent licensing deals around its Extended File Allocation Table (exFat) file system. The latest companies Microsoft has made deals with include automotive technology companies Audiovox, Continental, Harman and LG Automotive. According to a report from Accenture, the in-vehicle infotainment and telematics global market is predicted to exceed $80 billion by 2014. exFAT supports the high-capacity SDXC memory card standard, which is increasingly used for music, pictures, videos and maps for navigation systems and USB-based storage devices.

Microsoft previously announced a similar exFAT licensing agreement with BMW, as well as with companies in a variety of other industries including Aspen Avionics, Panasonic Corp., Research In Motion, SANYO Electric Company Ltd., Sony Corp. and Canon Inc.

Source: Microsoft

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