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SanDisk Issues Statement On Lexar's October 24 Press Release

Oct 24, 2000

SUNNYVALE, CA, Oct. 24, 2000 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today issued the following statement in response Lexar Media's Oct. 23 press release. 

SanDisk believes Lexar is engaging in misrepresentation of the rulings made by Judge Breyer of the U.S. District Court of Northern California on several motions in the patent infringement lawsuit filed by SanDisk against Lexar. For example in the order, the judge made the following findings: 
To properly set the record straight, SanDisk is hereby reproducing in its entirety the Memorandum and Order issued Oct. 17, 2000 by Judge Breyer. 

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SanDisk Corporation, the world's largest supplier of flash data storage products, designs, manufactures and markets industry-standard, solid-state data, digital imaging and audio storage products using its patented, high density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is based in Sunnyvale, CA.

The matters discussed in this news release contain forward looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties as described under the caption "Factors That May Affect Future Results" in the company's annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company assumes no obligation to update the information in this release. 

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"The CFA (CompactFlash Association) did not have any written regulations that could be interpreted as requiring SanDisk to disclose its pending patent application. Accordingly, to the extent Lexar's claim is based on the CFA's written regulations, its claim fails as a matter of law." 

"No reasonable trier of fact could find that SanDisk violated the written regulations of the PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association)." 


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