SanDisk Launches Multi Card ExpressCard Adapter for Fast and Easy Data Transfer in Notebook Computers



    Compact Plug-And-Play Adapter, Compatible With Many Popular Memory Card
Formats, Works In Notebook Computers With ExpressCard Slots

    BERLIN, August 31 /CNW/ - SanDisk(R) Corporation (NASDAQ:  SNDK) today
launched the SanDisk Multi Card ExpressCard(TM) Adapter, offering fast
transfer speeds from memory cards to notebook computers without the need to
carry cables or external card readers. The announcement was made at IFA, the
world's largest consumer electronics show, where SanDisk is exhibiting at
Booth 130, in Hall 15.1 of Messe Berlin, through Sept. 5.

    The new adapter fits into the ExpressCard slot now found in most new
notebook computers, and accepts six card formats: SD(TM), SDHC(TM),
MultiMediaCard(TM), MMCplus(TM), Memory Stick Duo(TM), Memory Stick PRO
Duo(TM) and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo(TM). Many competing ExpressCard adapters
only accept the full size Memory Stick format, running counter to the swing in
market momentum toward the smaller Duo form factor.

    "With the SanDisk Multi Card ExpressCard Adapter, we're supporting the
rise of the ExpressCard slot in notebook computers," said Matthijs Hutten,
Senior Product Marketing Manager at SanDisk. "We expect ExpressCard to
completely replace the PC Card standard in the near future, so offering an
ExpressCard adapter which integrates many popular card formats is a natural
move for SanDisk."

    For notebook computers without embedded memory card slots, the SanDisk
Multi Card ExpressCard Adapter is an easy system upgrade. Users only need to
pop the card into the ExpressCard slot - there is no software to install, with
no external cables or hardware required. To transfer data, users simply take a
memory card out of a device such as a digital still or video camera, an MP3
player, a portable game player or a mobile phone and insert the card into the
adapter.

    Even for notebook computers with embedded memory card slots, the SanDisk
Multi Card ExpressCard Adapter can be useful. Embedded slots today don't
always support the new SD High Capacity (SDHC) format or the Memory Stick PRO
Duo form factor, requiring users to carry an external reader. SanDisk's new
adapter offers native SDHC and Memory Stick PRO Duo support.

    Pricing and Availability

    The SanDisk Multi Card ExpressCard Adapter is expected to be available in
North America and Europe in September, with a manufacturer's suggested retail
price of $29.99 in the United States. Suggested retail pricing in Europe is
yet to be announced.

    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 its sales outside the U.S.

    SanDisk's web site/home page address: http://www.sandisk.com

    SanDisk's product and executive images can be downloaded from
http://www.sandisk.com/corporate/mediakit/

    SanDisk and the SanDisk logo are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation,
registered in the U.S. and other countries. ExpressCard is a trademark of the
PCMCIA. The SD and SDHC trademarks and logos are trademarks. MultiMediaCard
and MMCplus are trademarks of the MultiMediaCard Association. Memory Stick
Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo trademarks and logos are
trademarks and registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. Other brand names
mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of
their respective holder(s). All trade names are either registered trademarks
or trademarks of their respective holders.

    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, there may be a slower adoption rate for these
products in new markets that we are targeting, these products may not perform
as expected, these products may not be available when expected or at the
prices 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 Form 10-K and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. We do not
intend to update the information contained in this press release.

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