BARCELONA, Spain—(BUSINESS WIRE)—February 12, 2007— SanDisk(R) Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today introduced a new, JEDEC (Joint Electron Device Engineering Council) standard version of the iNAND(TM) embedded flash drive (EFD). This new version of iNAND, soon to be available in capacities of up to 8 gigabytes (GB)*, was unveiled at the 3GSM World Congress, where SanDisk is showcasing its storage technologies and solutions for the mobile world in Hall 8, Booth 8C74 and at Hall 7, Booth 7C62 at Spain's Fira de Barcelona exhibition grounds.
iNAND is a reliable, high-capacity and high-performance NAND flash
storage device that is now JEDEC JC-64.1 package and ball-out
compatible.** This new JEDEC compatibility, which allows iNAND to more
readily connect to applications using this common standard, should
help to reduce integration efforts for handset vendors and other
mobile device manufacturers.
iNAND, which is compatible with the SD(TM) bus and commands, is
designed to support mobile TV, multimedia downloading and other
storage-hungry applications on portable systems such as mobile
handsets, digital audio/MP3 players, gaming applications, GPS
applications, personal media players and PDAs. With the new JEDEC
standard hardware interface, the leading industry standard
SD-compatible interface and smart flash management software integrated
into its controller as firmware, iNAND is especially suited for these
types of small portable devices. iNAND facilitates lower integration
efforts and seamless access to the most cost-effective high-capacity
MLC NAND flash technology available. EE Times recently named the iNAND
EFD as an "Ultimate Product of the Year" finalist for its third Annual
Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Award.
"JEDEC ball-out compatibility makes integration easier for our
customers using iNAND as their mobile storage solution," said David
Tolub, vice president and co-manager of the Mobile Handset Vendor
business unit at SanDisk. "At 8GB, iNAND, with its new JEDEC standard
ball-out which is also supported by a wide range of other consumer
electronics products, opens up a new range of opportunities for iNAND
beyond the millions of mobile handsets and consumer electronics
products where it is already used."
Engineering samples of the new, JEDEC standard compatible iNAND
embedded flash ddrive are available for testing and evaluation, with
mass production planned for the Q3 2007. More information about iNAND
can be found online at www.sandisk.com/OEM/Default.aspx?CatID=1294.
Pricing information is not yet available.
JEDEC, more formally known as the JEDEC Solid State Technology
Association (once known as the Joint Electron Device Engineering
Council), is the semiconductor engineering standardization body of the
Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), a trade association that
represents all areas of the electronics industry. More information
about JEDEC is available online at www.jedec.org
SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the
world's largest supplier of flash data storage card products, using
its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology.
SanDisk is headquartered in Milpitas, California, and has operations
worldwide, with more than half of its sales outside the U.S.
* 1 megabyte (MB) = 1 million bytes; 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion
** Ball-out describes how an electrical connector is wired. An
electrical connector typically consists of several electrical contacts
or pins that can be used to carry electrical power or signals.
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iNAND is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. SD is a trademark. Other
brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and
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This press release contains certain forward-looking statements,
including expectations for new product introductions, applications,
cost reductions, 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: market demand for our products may grow more slowly than
our expectations or there may be a slower adoption rate for these
products in new markets that we are targeting, we may not be able to
reduce flash memory costs 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, Form 10-K and our
quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. We do not intend to update the
information contained in this press release.