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MILPITAS, Calif., September
14, 2011- SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global
leader in flash memory storage solutions, today unveiled a broad
lineup of new retail products and introduced a new preservation
solutions category. SanDisk's product portfolio addresses all
market segments-from mobile phones and cameras to notebooks and
tablets-and use cases ranging from entry level to professional.
"Our flash storage solutions help
consumers capture more photos, load their mobile apps faster, share
exciting moments with friends and preserve their memories for
generations to come," said Bob O'Keefe, vice president, retail
SanDisk® Memory Vault: SanDisk introduced a
new product that is tested to preserve images in their original
quality for up to 100 years1. The SanDisk Memory Vault
provides consumers with a convenient, reliable way to pass down
their images for generations to come-a photo album for the digital
SanDisk released the results from an
online survey conducted on its behalf by Harris Interactive from
July 28-August 1, 2011 among 2,294 U.S. adults aged 18 and
older2. The survey found that 79 percent of U.S. adults
who have digital photos plan on passing them down to future
generations. Photos are so precious that 64 percent of U.S. adults
would not consider destroying their family photo collection for any
amount of money, not even for one million dollars.
Valuable photos deserve reliable
storage solutions. SanDisk developed the SanDisk Memory Vault using
Chronolock™ technology, which incorporates the key elements of
advanced solid-state storage to create a proprietary memory
management solution. This allows the device to provide consumers
with peace of mind that their precious photos and videos will be
preserved for up to 100 years. The SanDisk Memory Vault comes in 8
gigabyte3 (GB) and 16GB capacities carrying MSRPs of
$49.99 and $89.99. To learn more about the online survey and the
SanDisk Memory Vault,
64GB SanDisk Extreme® Pro™ SDXC™ UHS-I Card:
SanDisk doubled the performance and capacity of its
professional-grade imaging lineup to create a new SD card based on
the latest SD 3.0 specification's Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus
architecture. The card offers the fastest write performance of any
SD card in the world to date and is ideal for imaging enthusiasts
using UHS-enabled cameras.
The card's up to 90 megabyte per
second (MB/sec)4 write speeds let photographers capture
a series of RAW images using burst mode, and its UHS Speed Class 1
rating can record Full HD videos5. The card features up
to 95MB/sec read speeds capable of supporting transfer of photos to
a computer in half the time. SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC™ and SDXC™
UHS-I cards come in 8GB to 64GB capacities with MSRPs starting at
64GB SanDisk® Mobile Ultra™ microSDXC™ Card:
SanDisk's new 64GB microSDXC card can double the capacity of even
the most advanced smartphones and tablets. The UHS-based,
high-capacity card features up to 30MB/sec4 transfer speeds and
offers the Class 6 performance needed to capture Full HD videos.
The card is compatible with any tablet or smartphone equipped with
a microSDXC card slot.
Mobile phone sales are expected to
reach 1.7 billion in 2014, and the majority of these handsets will
include microSDXC card slots, according to Strategy Analytics,
Slotted Phone Shipments Forecast, 12/10. Mobile phones allow
consumers to create and enjoy an increasing amount of digital
content, ranging from user-generated Full HD videos to full-length
feature films and videogames. High-capacity mobile memory cards
provide the storage expansion consumers need to keep up with the
explosion of digital content.
SanDisk Mobile Ultra cards come in
capacities ranging from 4GB to 64GB to meet a variety of needs,
with MSRPs starting at $24.99.
Cruzer® Fit™ and Cruzer® Switch™ USB Flash
Drives: SanDisk's new Cruzer Fit USB flash drive is
about the size of a dime, fitting easily into USB-compatible
tablets and notebooks for convenient storage expansion. The drive
comes in 4GB to 16GB capacities with MSRPs starting at $24.99.
Cruzer Switch USB flash drive features a cap-less, slider-less,
flip-top design for easy portability and comes in 2GB to 32GB
capacities with MSRPs starting at $19.99.
SecureAccess™ Software: SanDisk offers encryption and
online backup features (up to 2GB optionally available*) on almost
all of its retail USB drives. The software creates a
password-protected** private vault on the drive that lets consumers
share the files they want while protecting sensitive data.
ImageMate® All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader/Writer:
Based on USB 3.0 interface transfer performance of up to
500MB/s***, this card reader/writer reduces transfer time when
downloading data from a card to a computer. Outfitted with four
card slots, this compact solution supports all major card formats
and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0-enabled devices. Its sleek
vertical design and small footprint makes this a great choice for
stylish and fast photo and video transfer. The reader/write carries
an MSRP of $49.99.
The new products are available now at www.sandisk.com and will reach
retailers next month.
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.
1 To learn more, visit www.sandisk.com/preserve.
2 Survey Methodology: This survey was conducted online
within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of SanDisk
from July 28- August 1, 2011 among 2,294 adults ages 18 and older.
This online survey is not based on a probability sample and
therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be
calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting
variables, please contact email@example.com.
3 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. Some capacity not
available for data storage.
4Based on SanDisk internal testing; performance may be
lower depending upon host device, OS and application. 1 megabyte
(MB) = 1 million bytes.
5Compatible device required. Full HD (1920X1080X30fps)
HD (1280x720x30fps) & 3D video support may vary based upon host
device, file size, resolution, compression, bit rate, content and
other factors. See www.sandisk.com/HD.
*Registration required. Terms and conditions apply.
** Password protection uses 128-bit AES encryption and is
supported by Windows® XP, Windows® 7 and Mac OS X10.5+ (software
download required for Mac, visit www.sandisk.com/secureaccess)
*** Based on USB 3.0 specification; performance may vary depending
upon use case. 8 bits = 1 byte. 1 megabyte (MB) = 1 million
SanDisk's product and executive images can be downloaded
SanDisk's web site/home page address: http://www.sandisk.com
SanDisk, the SanDisk logo, Cruzer,
ImageMate and SanDisk Extreme are trademarks of SanDisk
Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries.
SanDisk Extreme Pro, Cruzer Fit, Cruzer Switch, SanDisk Mobile
Ultra, Chronolock and SanDisk SecureAccess are trademarks of
SanDisk Corporation. The microSDXC, SD and SDXC marks and logos are
trademarks of SD-3C, LLC. Windows is a registered trademark of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Mac
OS is a trademark of Apple Inc. Other brand names mentioned herein
are for identification purposes only and may be the trademarks of
their respective holder (s).
This press release contains certain
forward-looking statements, including expectations for new
products, applications, features, markets, 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: the market demand for our
products may grow more slowly than our expectations, our products
may not be available in the prices or the capacities that we
expect, or our products may not perform as expected and the other
risks detailed from time-to-time in our Securities and Exchange
Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our
quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and our annual report on Form 10-K.
We do not intend to update the information contained in this press
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