SanDisk Announces the Availability of 4GB Memory Stick Micro (M2) Card at Retail

    Worldwide Launch of Highest Capacity 4GB M2 Card for Use with Digital
Cameras, Hand-Held Game Players and Sony Ericsson Mobile Phones

    MILPITAS, CALIF., June 27 /CNW/ - SanDisk(R) Corporation (NASDAQ:  SNDK)
today announced the availability of the 4-gigabyte (GB)(1) Memory Stick
Micro(TM) (M2) card. With the capacity to hold up to 1,000 MP3 songs, 9,600
high-resolution photos or up to 20 hours of MPEG4 video(2), the 4GB M2 is
compatible with Sony Ericsson's latest generation of slim line, multimedia
mobile handsets such as the Cyber-shot(TM) and Walkman(R) series.

    "Music, video, photos, games--these are the types of content driving the
need for higher capacity cards such as the 4GB M2," said Jeff Kost, vice
president and general manager of the Mobile Consumer Solutions division at
SanDisk. "This trend is expected to grow as consumers embrace the mobile
lifestyle and demand more storage-intensive features from a single mobile

    The M2 format was co-developed by SanDisk and Sony Corporation to meet
the growing storage needs of highly compact, multimedia mobile phones. The M2
measures 0.59" long x 0.49" wide x 0.05" high, or 15mm x 12.5mm x 1.2mm,
making it the second smallest flash memory media in the world, behind the
microSD(TM) format, which SanDisk pioneered.

    The SanDisk M2 card line is designed for use with mobile handsets that
have an M2 slot as well as all Memory Stick PRO Duo(TM) slotted devices. When
accompanied by the included Memory Stick PRO Duo adapter, M2 cards are fully
backwards compatible with all digital cameras and hand-held game players such
as the Sony PlayStation(R) Portable that have a Memory Stick PRO Duo slot.

    The 4GB M2 card has a suggested Canadian retail price of $119.99 The new
card is expected to be available worldwide in mid-June at many of the more
than 210,000 consumer electronics stores and retail outlets where SanDisk
products are sold.

    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) 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. 2 Approximations based on 4-minute
songs at 128 kbps MP3 (music), 1-minute clips at 384kbps (video), and
compressed JPEG images from a 2-megapixel camera (photos). Actual numbers may

    SanDisk's web site/home page address: SanDisk's
product and executive images can be downloaded from SanDisk and the SanDisk logo are
trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other
countries. microSD is a trademark. Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick micro
are trademarks of Sony Corporation. All brand names mentioned herein are for
identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective

    This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including
expectations for new product introductions, specifications, applications,
markets, pricing, product availability, 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 at the prices, dates or in the geographies we anticipate, 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, Form 10-K and our quarterly reports on Form
10-Q. We do not intend to update the information contained in this press


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