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SanDisk licenses ARC 600 Processor Core


Dennis Hissink : 2004-08-13 09:30:53
ARC International, a world leader in configurable RISC CPU/DSP processor cores and application platforms, announced that SanDisk, the world's largest supplier of flash storage products, has licensed the ARC 600 RISC processor core and MetaWare development tools for use in their next generation of flash storage products. SanDisk, the leading supplier of flash data storage card products, designs, manufactures and markets digital imaging and audio storage products using its patented high density flash memory and controller technology. As an ARC licensee since 2000, SanDisk products are sold under the SanDisk label and by OEMs for use in products ranging from portable music players and digital cameras to smart phones and handheld computers.


SanDisk Cruzer Titanium wins 2 Editors' Awards


Dennis Hissink : 2004-08-02 03:51:29
SanDisk Corporation announced that its new Cruzer Titanium portable USB flash drive has been honored with two coveted Editors' Choice Awards, one from consumer electronics website CNET (www.cnet.com), a leading resource for consumer electronic product reviews and information, and the other from Laptop mobile computing magazine. In giving Cruzer Titanium a 9.0 ("Excellent") out of a possible 10 rating, CNET senior associate editor Justin Jaffe said the drive has "a trinity of useful utilities and superior durability at a competitive price per megabyte." Cruzer Titanium comes in a single capacity of 512 megabytes, has a USB connector that retracts into the body, and carries three software applications that provide on-the-road productivity.


New Sony Memory Stick media pricing


Dennis Hissink : 2004-07-27 02:14:56
Sony Electronics is making it easier and less expensive to capture and store high-quality digital video and high-resolution digital images by lowering the suggested retail price of Memory Stick PRO and Memory Stick PRO Duo flash media. Beginning today the 512MB full-size Memory Stick PRO media will be priced around $180. The 256MB Memory Stick PRO card will be available for about $90. Memory Stick PRO media provides high-capacity storage for a variety of digital files. Sony has also reduced the price of its 512MB Memory Stick PRO Duo media to about $250 and the 256MB Memory Stick PRO Duo media has been reduced to about $95. The media has one-third of the volume and half the weight of a standard-size Memory Stick card.


SanDisk Extreme taken to Extremes in expeditions!


Dennis Hissink : 2004-07-21 00:05:38
From the searing heat of the Sahara Desert to the piercing cold of the North Pole, two recent American expeditions have demonstrated that SanDisk's Extreme line of digital photographic flash memory cards can withstand brutal temperatures to safeguard precious images, even when humans are pushed to the limits of physical endurance. Designed for harsh weather and rapid-fire shooting, SanDisk Extreme cards, with their rugged construction and fast write and read speeds, have become the flash memory cards of choice for many outdoor photographers and adventurers. They have been tested to operate in climates that range from a low of -13 degrees Fahrenheit (-25 degrees Centigrade) to a high of +185 degrees Fahrenheit (+85 degrees Centigrade).


Sony expands Micro Vault line


Dennis Hissink : 2004-07-13 18:00:43
Addressing the needs of today's expanding mobile workforce, Sony Electronics is introducing the Micro Vault PRO, a new USB-enabled device that provides 2 GB storage capacity (about 1.85 in user capacity) and "Auto Sync" file synchronization software, all in an ultra-portable form factor about the length and width of a business card. The Micro Vault PRO utilizes a 1-inch hard disk drive in a striking, brushed-silver design, which measures 2 x 2.75 inches, is only ½ inch thick, and features a swivel USB connector that swings out to plug into a PC's USB port and then folds back to be "hidden" inside the device. With its high-speed USB 2.0 digital interface, the device quickly transfers data without the need for cables or driver software.


SanDisk and SiliconSystems sign cross license


Dennis Hissink : 2004-06-28 14:00:23
SanDisk Corporation and SiliconSystems, Inc., announced that they have signed a cross license agreement covering flash memory patents. According to the terms of the agreement, SanDisk and SiliconSystems will be cross-licensed to use flash system patents of both companies for specifically defined product applications. Details of the agreement are confidential. Richard Chernicoff, vice president of business development at SanDisk, said, "This license agreement is tailored to SiliconSystems' exclusive focus on the enterprise system OEM market. We are pleased with the agreement and look forward to future business cooperation with SiliconSystems." SiliconSystems' website homepage address: http://www.siliconsystems.com


Distribution SanDisk Shoot&Store Flash grows fast


Dennis Hissink : 2004-06-25 09:00:00
SanDisk announced that it has passed the 10,000-store threshold in its rapidly expanding efforts to offer inexpensive Shoot & Store flash memory cards to consumers in places where they shop frequently. Rite Aid and Kmart are among the latest retailers to begin selling the line, joining hundreds of other drug and grocery storefronts. Rite Aid Category Manager Steve Lund said that sales of Shoot & Store cards have been "very encouraging. They are part of our strategy to build consumer awareness of Rite Aid as a one-stop center for digital cameras, flash memory cards and print processing." At Kmart, the line expands the retailer's ongoing commitment to digital photography products. Also adding the cards are several major supermarket chains.


Kingston invests in Multimediacard 4.0 Technology


Dennis Hissink : 2004-06-16 01:44:28
Kingston Technology, the independent world leader in memory products, announced a technology breakthrough with its development of the first high-performance MultiMediaCard 4.0 (MMC 4.0). Popular in mobile phones and digital cameras, MultiMediaCards are small, removable non-volatile memory cards that store photo images, digital music, games, and various other types of data. Initially, Kingston Technology will be manufacturing MMC 4.0 cards in 256MB and 512MB capacities, later on to be followed by capacities up to 2GB. "Kingston Technology is breaking new ground with the development of our MMC 4.0 card and leading the way with MMC technology," said Richard Bull, Director of Marketing, Kingston Technology.


Pretec claims world's fastest MultiMedia Card


Dennis Hissink : 2004-05-31 11:23:15
Pretec is demonstrating the world's first MMC 4.0 flash memory card with Read speed about 150X (22.5MB/s) and Write speed greater than 120X (18MB/s), which is the highest speed small form factor flash memory card in the world today, at COMPUTEX TAIPEI Pretec Booth Hall 4, # 101A at World Trade Center. Compatible with most Secure Digital (SD) slots used by mobile phones, digital cameras, and other portable digital devices, MMC (MultiMediaCard) is one of the most popular memory cards in the world today. Version 4.0 is the most recent release of MMCA, with maximum transfer speed up to 20 times of today's MMC, and 4 times faster than today's SD card without any royalties for the high-speed interface.


SanDisk introduces its Mobile products line


Dennis Hissink : 2004-05-26 08:15:00
SanDisk Corporation announced the introduction of its Mobile products line, a complete family of small flash memory cards for the newest generation of mobile phones. The Mobile products line allows retailers in the mobile phone segment offer all of the small-size memory cards for aftermarket sales to the high-growth segment of mobile phones that use memory cards to store personal files, video games, music, digital images, video and other storage-intensive content. SanDisk's new Mobile products line includes TransFlash, SD, miniSD, MultiMediaCard, RS-MMC, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD Wi-Fi cards. The announcement was made at the Digital Experience media conference in New York.


SanDisk ships 256MB + WiFi SD combination card


Dennis Hissink : 2004-05-25 06:30:00
SanDisk Corporation (Nasdaq:SNDK) announced today the availability of the SanDisk 256 megabyte(MB) + Wi-Fi(R) SD Combination card, the world's first card to include both memory and WLAN (802.11b) communications in a single SD card. The new card is compatible with handheld devices that feature an SDIO-enabled slot and use Microsoft(R) Pocket PC 2002, Pocket PC 2003 or Windows Mobile(TM) 2003 operating environments. Availability of the SanDisk Combination SD card, with shipping planned in the next 30 days to worldwide markets, was announced at the Digital Experience media conference in New York. SanDisk's 256MB+Wi-Fi SD card has already received a 2004 Mobility Award from MobileTraxx.


SanDisk demonstrates use of USB Flash Drives


Dennis Hissink : 2004-05-21 16:00:00
SanDisk announced its participation in a demonstration that shows the compatibility and interoperability of the Continuity of Care Record (CCR) on a SanDisk Cruzer Mini USB flash drive. The CCR standard is aimed at creating a transportable set of basic health information that contains the most relevant data about a patient's condition at a particular point in time. The demonstration is being conducted at TEPR '04, the 20th annual conference and exhibition of the Medical Records Institute, where SanDisk is an exhibitor at Booth #1623. "As the use of portable electronic patient records becomes more popular, we envision patients carrying their medical records as two files," said Ed Cuellar, director of marketing at SanDisk.


Rob Galbraith: SanDisk Extreme and Ultra II test


Dennis Hissink : 2004-05-17 01:00:00
SanDisk Corporation announced that its Extreme and Ultra II CompactFlash and SD cards took top honours in speed and performance tests in 9 out of 13 professional digital single lens reflex (SLR) cameras from Canon, Fuji, Kodak, Nikon and Pentax. According to performance tests conducted by Rob Galbraith, a renowned photojournalist and industry consultant, the Extreme and Ultra II cards earned the fastest speed rating in the majority of cameras actively being tested including the Canon EOS-1D Mark II, which can record 8.2 Megapixel images at up to 8.5 frames per second, and the EOS Digital Rebel, 10D, and 1D. SanDisk's cards also received the highest scores on the Nikon D70, D100 and D2H models.


SanDisk adds extras to its Cruzer Titanium USB


Dennis Hissink : 2004-05-05 00:01:00
SanDisk today announced that it is bolstering its top-of-the-line Cruzer Titanium USB portable flash drive with two powerful software programs that allow users to carry their important Microsoft Outlook information, access and edit it from other Microsoft Windows-based personal computers, and efficiently back up their files from any source. The programs were designed exclusively for SanDisk and are available only on Cruzer Titanium USB flash drives. CruzerSync is an advanced Outlook data management software system that synchronizes with an office or home PC. It enables a user to download e-mails, attachments, contacts, notes, calendar items and tasks to a Cruzer Titanium, merely by inserting it into the computer's USB port.


SanDisk opens first retail distribution in China


Dennis Hissink : 2004-04-27 10:30:00
SanDisk announced that it has opened its first distribution center in China, in the Futian Free Trade Zone of Shenzhen near Hong Kong. The facility, located in a five-floor, 59,203-square-foot building, will house packaging and shipping operations for Asia and the Pacific Rim. Managed by Modus Media, Inc., an international fulfilment company headquartered in Westwood, Mass., the center will supply SanDisk retail products to China, India and Southeast Asia, as well as to Australia and New Zealand. Products will be shipped to Shenzhen direct from manufacturing plants in China and Taiwan. Previously, they were sent to SanDisk's distribution center in Raleigh, North Carolina, which facilitated shipment to Asia.


SanDisk to offer miniSD Cards at retail in Taiwan


Dennis Hissink : 2004-04-21 12:21:10
SanDisk announced that it will start to sell miniSD memory cards through retail stores in Taiwan starting in May. SanDisk miniSD cards will be offered in capacities that range from 32 megabytes (MB) to 256MB. SanDisk miniSD cards are used to store digital images, video, MP3 files and other data in camera phones and multimedia mobile phones. The announcement was made today in Taipei, where SanDisk and its retail distributor in Taiwan, Princeton Technology C&C Corporation (PTC), held a joint press conference. "The number of mobile phones with miniSD slots is growing rapidly since removable storage is a key advantage for mobile phones that feature storage-intensive features such as digital cameras, MP3 players and games"


SanDisk sells Extreme Flash line in the Far East


Mark Peters : 2004-04-13 07:59:17
SanDisk announced that it will sell its Extreme line of digital flash storage cards in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, giving professional photographers and photo enthusiasts fast read and write speeds and dependable operation in punishing conditions. The announcement was made at a SanDisk press conference in Beijing. Sold exclusively through photo retail specialty stores, the Extreme line of cards, which will begin shipping this quarter, are available in three formats: CompactFlash, SD and Memory Stick PRO. The CF version will be shipped in capacities of 256 megabytes (MB), 512MB, 1 gigabyte (GB) and 2GB. Extreme SD cards will be available in 256MB and 512MB, and Extreme Memory Stick PRO will come in 256MB, 512MB and 1GB.


SanDisk introduces 4Gb single-die MLC Flash chip


Dennis Hissink : 2004-04-06 09:56:46
It seems like yesterday we all had a 64MB card to capture our moments. Today SanDisk reinforcing its leadership in the development and fabrication of high capacity NAND flash memory chips, today introduced a 4-gigabit (Gb) single-die, multi-level cell (MLC), NAND flash memory chip with double the capacity of its present largest single-die NAND flash memory chip. Advanced design concepts implemented in the new 4Gb NAND flash device and its associated next generation SanDisk controllers enable faster MLC write speeds necessary for increasingly demanding digital consumer electronic devices. SanDisk also announced a 8Gb NAND flash memory chip that stacks two of the 4Gb NAND flash memory chips in a single package.


SanDisk Transflash memory for Motorola V710 mobile


Dennis Hissink : 2004-03-31 03:53:43
SanDisk announced that its new TransFlash (formerly introduced as T-Flash) storage device will be used in Motorola's new V710, a Megapixel multimedia mobile phone that was introduced at the annual CTIA (Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association) Show. The new Motorola CDMA phone has an integrated MP3 player and a 1.2 megapixel camera with video capture and playback and will include a TransFlash slot for memory upgrades. Consumers will have the option to upgrade their phone memory with 32, 64 or 128MB TransFlash memory modules. Rex Sabio, TransFlash OEM product manager at SanDisk, said, "TransFlash was designed for full-featured, storage-intensive multimedia phones such as the Motorola V710."


Lexar Media introduces JumpDrive Traveler 2.0


Dennis Hissink : 2004-03-24 10:10:47
During the CeBIT 2004 show in Hannover, Germany, Lexar Media introduced a software enhancement for its popular JumpDrive Traveler USB flash drive. JumpDrive Traveler 2.0 offers expanded product capabilities including support for Microsoft Outlook. For customers purchasing the original JumpDrive Traveler, a software upgrade will be available for download from Lexar's web site free of charge in April. According to Dave Klenske, Director of Product Marketing, "JumpDrive Traveler delivers a unique set of features to users who require professional-level portability. Our customers appreciate knowing that their information goes with them when they leave a remote location."






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