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Dec 22, 2008

16GB microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro (M2) Mobile Phone Memory Cards Selected As Standouts in the Wireless Handsets Accessories Category

CE_innovationMilpitas, Calif., Dec 22, 2008 - SanDisk Corporation {NASDAQ: SNDK} today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its 16 gigabyte (GB)1 microSDHC™ and Memory Stick Micro™ (M2)™ mobile phone memory cards. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade press in order to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products.

16GB-mobilecardsPencilTipHiResSanDisk's 16GB microSDHC and M2 mobile memory cards are the world's largest removable storage capacity for mobile phones. These fingernail-sized memory cards allow consumers to take advantage of the many storage-intensive features offered by today's portable handsets, such as music and video playback, photo and video recording functions, gaming and GPS applications. In addition to mobile phones, consumers can use the 16GB microSDHC and M2 memory cards in a variety of other devices, including video cameras, GPS receivers, or MP3 players with microSD™ slots such as SanDisk's Sansa® players.

SanDisk's 16GB microSDHC and M2 mobile phone memory cards will be demonstrated at the 2009 International CES in South Hall # 30659, which runs January 8-11, 2009 in Las Vegas. The Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase will also feature displays and honorees by product category at the Sands Expo and Convention Center Booth #72062, where SanDisk will give a presentation on its 16GB mobile phone memory cards on Friday, January 9 at 3 p.m.

The widely renowned Innovations Design and Engineering Awards recognize achievements in product design and engineering. This awards program is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, which produces the International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow.

The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
  • Aesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided
  • The product's intended use/function and user value

Unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive

Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured at, For more information about SanDisk's mobile phone memory products, see

About SanDisk:
SanDisk Corporation, the inventor and world's largest supplier of flash storage cards, is a global leader in flash memory - from research, manufacturing and product design to consumer branding and retail distribution. SanDisk's product portfolio includes flash memory cards for mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders; digital audio/video players; USB flash drives for consumers and the enterprise; embedded memory for mobile devices; and solid state drives for computers. SanDisk ( is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States.

1 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes.

SanDisk's product and executive images can be downloaded from

SanDisk, the SanDisk logo and Cruzer are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. Memory Stick Micro (M2) is a trademark of Sony Corporation. The microSD and microSDHC marks and logos are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be the 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: there may be a slower adoption rate for these products in new markets that we are targeting or market demand for these products may grow more slowly than our expectations, these products may not perform as expected or may not be available at the prices, in the regions, in the capacities or at the time 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 most recent annual report on Form 10-K and our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. We do not intend to update the information contained in this press release. 

Rachel Polish
SanDisk Corporation



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