Microsoft has positioned exFAT as a key technology helping to drive new digital multimedia experiences for users, especially as device manufacturers create products designed to deliver more than just traditional content. Customers running Panasonic products in the future will be able to enjoy the added multimedia capabilities synonymous with the inclusion of the new extended file allocation table (exFAT) file system available from licensing
since early December 2009, through Microsoft Intellectual Property Licensing
. Panasonic and Microsoft have penned an intellectual property licensing agreement which covers both exFAT and the traditional FAT32 (File Allocation Table) file systems.