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PNY Signs License Agreement with SanDisk to Settle Patent Litigation

SanDisk Corp said it signed a patent cross-license agreement with PNY Technologies to settle patent cases it filed against PNY last year in Federal District Court and the International Trade Commission, regarding flash memory products. Under the terms of the cross-license, PNY will pay SanDisk royalties on flash memory products that were not previously licensed. The agreement allows PNY to continue marketing and selling USB drives and CompactFlash cards, now as SanDisk licensed products. Other specific terms of the cross-license are confidential.Source: SanDisk

SanDisk Adds Automated Online Backup to Flash Drives

SanDisk Corp. unveiled a Universal Serial Bus flash drive that automatically copies files to an online backup service when plugged into any PC with an Internet connection. The new Cruzer Titanium Plus flash drive is priced at $59.99 with 4GB of memory. It will be available in March, replacing the older Cruzer Titanium line. The online backup capability is priced at $29.99 per year, after the first six months of the service which are offered without charge. The files will be copied to Tel Aviv-based BeInSync Ltd.'s online backup service under an arrangement with SanDisk. The backup service will store up to 4GB for each product, effectively mirroring the capacity of the USB drive. Any new or changed files copied to the USB flash drive while a PC is offline will be backed up during the next connection. Any files deleted from the flash memory product will be kept online for approximately 30 days. The backup service currently supports PCs running Microsoft Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4), Windows XP and Windows Vista. SanDisk has no plans to provide online backup support to Macintosh- and Linux-based systems.

Source: Computerworld

SanDisk Offers New Flash-Based PCI-e SSD Accelerator Card

SanDisk Corporation today unveiled a solid-state storage solution that works in conjunction with a PC's hard drive to store and launch the computer's operating system and software applications when needed. The new SanDisk Vaulter Disk, which is a flash-based PCI Express module, tag-teams with your laptop or desktop computers' hard drive to provide enhanced performance and lower load times. Both Vaulter and the hard drive are integrated into the PC and operate simultaneously, while maintaining a low cost per gigabyte. The SanDisk Vaulter Disk will be offered to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) early next year in capacities from 8GB to 16GB.

Source: SanDisk

SanDisk Suing 25 Companies for Patent Infringement

SanDisk, a company well known for developing and manufacturing flash-based storage solutions, is suing 25 companies including LG Electronics for allegedly infringing patents used in removable flash storage products such as MP3 players and USB flash drives. The company has filed two lawsuits, one for five patent infringements and the other for two patent infringements, as well as filing a complaint with the US International Trade Commission asking to have the companies being accused barred from exporting their products to the USA. Other companies involved include Buffalo, Apacer Technology and Kingston, and if the case is successful it could see a rise in the price of flash-based storage such as CompactFlash cards.Source: InfoWorld

SanDisk Intros ExpressCard Adapter

SanDisk Corporation today launched the SanDisk Multi Card ExpressCard 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. The new adapter fits into the ExpressCard slot now found in most new notebook computers, and accepts six card formats: SD, SDHC, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo. The SanDisk Multi Card ExpressCard Adapter is expected to 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.

Source: VR-Zone

SanDisk to Release 8GB Cruzer Micro USB Flash Drive

Flash memory manufacturer SanDisk has announced a new high-capacity addition to its Cruzer Micro line-up. The new 8GB flash drive doubles the capacity of the existing Cruzer Micro drives, while maintaining the same dimensions. The Cruzer Micro 8GB ships with U3 smart technology. Co-Invented by SanDisk, U3 technology features embedded password manager and AVAST antivirus software in drive's memory. The drive is set to become available from mid-September and will cost $129.99 in the US.

Source: TechConnect Magazine,SanDisk

SanDisk Launches 64 Gigabyte Solid State Drives

MILPITAS, CALIF., June 4, 2007 – Reaching for the “sweet spot” of memory storage for laptop computers, SanDisk® Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today expanded its line of solid state drive (SSD) products with the introduction of a 64-gigabyte (GB)1 SSD aimed at both enterprise users and early adopter consumers such as gamers. SanDisk 1.8-inch UATA 5000 and 2.5-inch SATA 5000 SSD products, which already are available in a 32GB capacity, are compatible as drop-in replacements for hard disk drives in most mainstream notebook computers.

Sandisk and Sony Work on Another Flash Memory Standard

Sandisk and Sony are now partnering up to push their SxS standard. The new flash based cards will be made for Sony’s upcoming XDCAM EX high-def camcorders. Both companies claim the cards will have a normal transfer rate of 800 megabits per second and will be able to burst to a maximum speed of 2.5Gb/sec. The new SxS standard will also be compatible with the ExpressCard industry standard, which means that it can be easily used in notebook computers with an ExpressCard slot. Sandisk and Sony say the SxS cards will be available later this year. No pricing has been announced.

Source: TG Daily

SanDisk Launches 32GB 2.5" SSD for 350US$ to Replace Hard Disks In Notebooks

MILPITAS, CALIFORNIA, MARCH 13, 2007 – SanDisk® Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today broadened its solid state drive (SSD) product line for the portable computer market with the introduction of a 32-gigabyte (GB)1, 2.5-inch Serial ATA (SATA) interface model, compatible with most mainstream notebook designs. Coming just two months after SanDisk introduced a 1.8-inch SSD for ultraportable notebooks, the 2.5-inch SSD is now available to PC manufacturers as a drop-in replacement for hard disk drives.
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