PNY Technologies, Inc. announced upcoming availability of their 4GB Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory card, on Monday.

The company said the new cards can sustain 4MB per second write speeds, making the memory suitable for data heavy applications, such as video recording and playback.

As manufacturers continue to introduce host devices with requirements to capture more data at higher speeds, early adopters will be able to take advantage of next-generation features with PNY’s 4GB SDHC cards, said Dean Delserro, senior marketing manager, flash, for PNY Technologies.

The media will be available at e-tailers in this month and offline retailers during the first quarter of 2007.

The announcement comes two weeks after an announcement by Toshiba that it would be releasing an 8 GB SDHC memory card. That unit, which is capable of 6MB second write speeds, is expected to go on sale in January along with 4GB memory card products the company introduced in September.

The SDHC format was created to support capacities between 2GB and 32GB at optimal performance. The standard categorizes memory cards based on performance, or the minimum write speed the medium can sustain.