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MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, HALL 8, Booth 8B91,
Barcelona, February 15, 2010 - SanDisk Corporation
(NASDAQ: SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, today
introduced the new SanDisk® iNAND™ Embedded Flash Drives (EFD) with
support for the e.MMC 4.4 specification. Based on 3-bit-per-cell
(X3) NAND flash technology, the drives offer up to 64 gigabytes
(GB)1 of capacity in a single device, and can be used for boot,
system code and mass storage functions.
An increasing number of mobile
phones offer a wide array of applications and storage-intensive
content such as movie and music playback, imaging capabilities,
gaming, GPS map data, business applications and more. SanDisk iNAND
EFDs are specifically designed for these advanced smartphones and
provide high capacity and reliable storage in a power-efficient
package with a small footprint.
SanDisk's X3 Technology Enables High Capacity Embedded
SanDisk's advanced X3 technology
enables the development of high capacity embedded solutions that
are robust and power-efficient with minimal package complexity. The
successful development and wide distribution of many X3-based
products through OEM and retail channels in recent years
demonstrates both the technology's maturity and SanDisk's ability
to bring to market reliable yet innovative solutions.
SanDisk's memory management
expertise and X3 controller technology allow for the continued
cost-effective growth of mobile storage solutions. 64GB iNAND EFDs
meet the reliability and performance requirements of OEMs for
mobile system grade storage. The new 64GB iNAND EFD is based on an
eight flash die stack design using SanDisk's advanced X3 32nm
flash, and is offered in a 16x20x1.4mm form factor with a standard
ball grid array (BGA) for quick integration into smartphone
"The maturity of SanDisk's X3 flash
technology together with innovations in flash management are what
allow us to continue making higher embedded storage capacities,
such as 64GB, a practical solution in the market," said Oded Sagee,
director, mobile product marketing, SanDisk. "We understand the
highly competitive environment in which our customers operate. By
leveraging the substantial experience gained with our X3 NAND and
significant advancements made in flash management technology, we
offer our customers a very high return on their investment."
Optimized For Maximum Efficiency
SanDisk iNAND EFDs consolidate
system code and user storage into a single embedded device in order
to conserve precious board space, simplify smartphone design,
reduce power consumption and save OEMs the cost of an otherwise
needed separate boot device. In addition, the drives utilize a
unique state-aware architecture that grants the mobile host
additional degrees of control over the storage device, enabling
optimal resource utilization and improved system
iNAND devices based on X3 technology
fully comply with the e.MMC 4.4 specification and range in
capacities from 4GB to 64GB.
SanDisk Corporation is the global
leader in flash memory cards, from research, manufacturing and
product design to consumer branding and retail distribution.
SanDisk's product portfolio includes flash memory cards for mobile
phones, digital cameras and camcorders; digital audio/video
players; USB flash drives for consumers and the enterprise;
embedded memory for mobile devices; and solid state drives for
computers. SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 company,
with more than half its sales outside the United States.
11 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes.
SanDisk and the SanDisk logo are
trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States
and other countries. iNAND is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation.
Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes
only and may be the trademarks of their respective holder(s). ©
2010 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved.
This press release contains certain
forward-looking statements, including expectations for new product
introductions, specifications, applications, markets, customer
acceptance and customers that are based on our current expectations
and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these
forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Risks that may cause
these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include among
others: market demand for our products may grow more slowly than
our expectations, there may be a slower adoption rate for these
products in new markets that we are targeting, our products may not
be available when we anticipate, our products may not perform as
expected, and the other risks detailed from time-to-time under the
caption "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in our Securities and Exchange
Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our
most recent annual report on Form 10-K/A and our subsequent
quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. We do not intend to update the
information contained in this press release.
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