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November 8, 2012 at 6:15 AM

Five more companies sign exFAT licensing agreements with Microsoft

Microsoft announced that five more companies — Sharp, Sigma, NextoDi, Black Magic and Atomos Global — have signed licensing agreements for the use of Microsoft’s Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) technology.

The agreements cover Sharp Android tablets, Sigma and NextoDi high-end cameras and accessories, and Black Magic and Atomos Global broadcast-quality video-recording devices, according to Microsoft.

exFAT is a file system that facilitates large files for use in audiovisual media. Microsoft has already reached patent licensing agreements over the use exFAT in products from companies including RIM, Sharp, Panasonic, Sanyo, Sony and Canon.

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