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INTEL DEVELOPERS FORUM, Sept.
13, 2011-SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global
leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced that it
is driving an industry initiative with other industry leaders that
will enable OEMs to offer SSDs with SATA performance at
significantly lower power consumption than current offerings. The
initiative, called SATA DEVSLP, has the support of companies such
as Intel, Samsung and Microsoft. Implementation is planned in
future devices, chipsets and operating systems.
Today's best-in-class SSDs support
low power consumption of 50mW. Under the new SATA low power
innovation, SATA storage remains in a low power state the majority
of the time, improving power consumption by an order of magnitude
compared to previous solutions.
"Mobile computing platforms such as
Ultrabook™ devices and tablets are challenged to deliver the high
performance and long battery life demanded by consumers," said Jeff
Janukowicz, research director, solid state drives, IDC. "The intent
of this initiative is to extend the SATA high-performance standard
to better address these low power mobile applications. It's
encouraging to see industry-wide support by key vendors in the
mobile ecosystem and this is a big step toward widespread use of
"Intel is aligned and supportive of
low power SATA to reduce the total power budget," said Erik Reid,
general manager, mobile client platforms, Intel. "We are pleased to
join SanDisk in leading this initiative and are very excited about
its implications for the future of mobile computing. Innovation in
ultra portable designs is dependent on important efficiency gains.
By supporting SATA DEVSLP standardization, we'll be enabling
innovative designs for countless future mobile devices."
"As the industry trends toward
creating ever thinner and faster truly mobile computing products,
the performance versus power demand tradeoffs will have even
greater influence in the design process," said Kevin Conley, senior
vice president, client storage solutions, SanDisk. "Anticipating
this growing challenge, we set to work on the SATA DEVSLP
technologies to offer considerably more power-efficient options to
anyone designing in the mobile space. We're pleased to be working
closely with our partners to enable the next generation of low
power SATA computing devices."
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) is a global leader in flash
memory storage solutions, from research and development, product
design and manufacturing to branding and distribution for OEM and
retail channels. Since 1988, SanDisk's innovations in flash memory
and storage system technologies have provided customers with new
and transformational digital experiences. SanDisk's diverse product
portfolio includes flash memory cards and embedded solutions used
in smart phones, tablets, digital cameras, camcorders, digital
media players and other consumer electronic devices, as well as USB
flash drives and solid-state drives (SSD) for the computing market.
SanDisk's products are used by consumers and enterprise customers
around the world.
SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based
S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, with more than half its sales
outside the United States. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.
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ATA International Organization. Other brand names mentioned herein
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