SanDisk First to Offer 6- and 8-Gigabyte microSDHC Cards -- World's Smallest Flash Cards for Mobile Phones

    New Capacities Unleash Feature-Rich Multimedia Functionality in Mobile

    MILPITAS, CALIF., June 27 /CNW/ - SanDisk(R) Corporation (NASDAQ:  SNDK)
today announced that it is has begun sampling 6- and 8-gigabyte (GB)(1)
microSD(TM) High Capacity (microSDHC(TM)) flash memory cards to major phone
manufacturers and mobile network operators (MNOs) for testing and evaluation.
The new cards are ideal for the growing number of feature-rich multimedia
handsets that bring together phones, music players, hand-held computers,
digital cameras and more. An 8GB microSDHC card can store more than 2,000
digital songs, or more than 5,000 high-resolution pictures, or up to 5 hours
of high-quality MPEG 4 video(2).

    Retail release of the cards and availability to phone manufacturers and
network operators are planned for later in 2007. Pricing has not yet been

    "With these new cards, any mobile phone with a compatible microSDHC slot
will have just as much storage as the largest-capacity iPhone," said Jeff
Kost, vice president and general manager of the Mobile Consumer Solutions
division at SanDisk. "What's more, removable cards make it easy to share
content you create with friends, 'sideload' files from a computer, and add
more storage simply by purchasing more cards. By offering capacities of 6GB
and 8GB, SanDisk is poised to enable people to enjoy more photos, more map
data for navigation, more videos, more games and more music, wherever they go,
on any phone with a compatible microSDHC slot."

    SDHC is the designation for any SD(TM) or SD-based card that is larger
than 2GB and adheres to the new SD 2.00 specification required for cards and
hosts to support 4GB to 32GB capacities. The specification was developed by
the SD Association, an industry standards board, which has also created three
classes to define minimum sustained data transfer speed. These cards adhere to
the SD Speed Class 4 Rating.(3)

    In addition to microSDHC, SanDisk offers a broad range of both embedded
and removable storage solutions for mobile handset manufacturers and mobile
network operators. Product lines include iNAND(TM) and mDOC(TM) embedded flash
drives and microSD(TM), miniSD(TM), Memory Stick Micro(TM) M2 and MegaSIM(TM)

    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, Calif., and has operations worldwide, with more
than half its sales outside the U.S.

    (1) 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes.

    (2) Approximations based on JPEG images on 5 MP camera with average file
size of 1.5 megabytes (for pictures); 4 minute songs at 128 kbps MP3 (for
songs) and 5 hours of MPEG 4 video (30 frames per second, 640x480, 3Mb/sec.
for video). Actual numbers may vary.

    (3) Based on SanDisk internal testing.

    SanDisk and the SanDisk logo are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation,
registered in the United States and other countries. iNAND, mDOC and MegaSIM
are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, and/or its subsidiaries. microSD,
microSDHC and miniSD are trademarks. Memory Stick Micro M2 is a trademark of
Sony Corporation. All brand names mentioned herein are for identification
purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective holder(s).

    This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including
expectations for new product introductions, applications, 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, 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


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