MILPITAS, Calif., July 9, 2013 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced the SanDisk Extreme® microSDHC™ and microSDXC™ UHS-I memory cards, the ideal companions for users who want fast expanded memory for the newest smartphones, tablets and cameras.
“The SanDisk Extreme microSDXC card allows users to do more with their devices,” said Susan Park, director, retail product marketing, SanDisk. “Our high-performance and high-capacity microSD cards enable consumers to take advantage of the high-quality HD video and imaging capabilities in the latest 4G smartphones, tablets and action cameras.”
The microSDXC card is equipped with the fastest speeds available on the market1, with up to 80MB/sec read and up to 50MB/sec write speeds2, allowing faster shot-to-shot performance, rapid data transfer, fast action photography, continuous burst mode and quick file transfers. Additionally, this memory card is an ideal choice for Android™-powered devices with 64GB3 of capacity, providing an instant storage upgrade for capturing and keeping data.
Also compatible with the latest cameras and sport/action Full HD4 camcorders, the card’s extreme speed allows users to capture amazing pictures and videos. The card’s UHS Speed Class 1 (U1)5 and Speed Class 10 video recording ratings ensure users will enjoy higher performance than ordinary memory cards can deliver for Full HD and even 4K HD video recording and playback.
“Most high-end smartphones are now driven by high-speed quad-core processors, which deliver Full HD content and applications to large, high-resolution external displays," said Stuart Robinson, director, handset component technologies service, Strategy Analytics. “Such applications require high memory bandwidth which is ideal for the SanDisk Extreme microSDXC card, the world's fastest microSDXC memory solution.”
The SanDisk Extreme microSDHC and microSDXC UHS-I cards are built for and tested in harsh conditions6. They are waterproof, shockproof and resist x-rays. In addition, the new cards include:
SanDisk Extreme microSDHC and microSDXC cards are available worldwide now and on www.sandisk.com in 16GB to 64GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $59.99 to $199.99.
SanDisk is the inventor of the microSD™ card format and offers a full portfolio of microSD cards for retail and commercial customers. SanDisk microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC cards deliver the speed and capacity consumers need to get the most out of their mobile devices.
Retail products include SanDisk microSD/microSDHC cards, the perfect, everyday choice in affordable expanded memory for basic feature phones; SanDisk Ultra® microSDHC/microSDXC cards, which are twice as fast as ordinary cards9 and offer Full HD video recording and advanced photo capture, ideal for Android powered smartphones; the new SanDisk Extreme microSDHC/microSDXC cards; and SanDisk Extreme Pro® microSDHC cards, which provide unparalleled data speeds for the microSDHC capacity.
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) is a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, from research and development, product design and manufacturing to branding and distribution for commercial and retail channels. Since 1988, SanDisk's innovations in flash memory and storage system technologies have provided customers with new and transformational digital experiences. SanDisk's diverse product portfolio includes flash memory cards and embedded solutions used in smart phones, tablets, digital cameras, camcorders, digital media players and other consumer electronic devices, as well as USB flash drives and solid-state drives (SSD) for the computing market. SanDisk's products are used by consumers and enterprise customers around the world.
SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.
© 2013 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved. SanDisk, SanDisk Ultra, SanDisk Extreme, SanDisk Extreme Pro and RescuePro are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the U.S. and other countries. The microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, SD, SDHC and SDXC marks and logos are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
1 64GB capacity read and write speeds only; based on internal testing.
2 Card only. Up to 80MB/sec read; up to 30MB/s write (16GB only); Up to 80MB/sec read; up to 50MB/s write (32GB and 64GB). Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending upon host device. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes.
3 1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less.
4 Full HD (1920x1080x30fps) support may vary based upon host device, file attributes and other factors. See www.sandisk.com/HD
5 UHS Speed Class 1 designates a performance option designed to support real time video recording in UHS-I enabled host devices.
6 See product packaging and www.sandisk.com/proof for additional information and limitations.
7 Registration required; terms and conditions apply.
8 Card only. 30 year warranty in Germany, Canada, and regions not recognizing lifetime limited warranty. See www.sandisk.com/wug
9 Ordinary memory cards with up to 5MB/s write speed. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes.
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including expectations for new products, applications, features, 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: the market demand for our products may grow more slowly than our expectations or our products may not perform as expected, or our products may not be available in the geographies or the capacities or the prices that we anticipate, and the other risks detailed from time-to-time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our annual report on Form 10-K and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. We do not intend to update the information contained in this press release.