SanDisk Partners with NVIDIA on Tegra 4-Powered Tablet Reference Design
SanDisk iNAND Extreme Optimized to Provide ‘Extreme’ Speed and Responsiveness
for Next-Generation Tablets
Mobile World Congress 2013
BARCELONA, Spain -- February 25, 2013
MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2013 -- SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global
leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced that the iNAND
Extreme™ Embedded Flash Drive (EFD) supports tablet reference designs based on
the NVIDIA® Tegra® 4 – the world’s fastest mobile processor^1. Optimized for
use in the tablets powered by Tegra 4, iNAND Extreme delivers an outstanding
user experience by enhancing processing performance and providing reliable,
high-quality digital storage.
SanDisk iNAND Extreme (Photo: Business Wire)
SanDisk iNAND Extreme (Photo: Business Wire)
Tegra 4-based tablet reference designs offer a technical “recipe” for mobile
device developers using the new mobile processor from NVIDIA, significantly
accelerating the process of developing powerful new tablets.
With tens of millions of mobile applications downloaded every day worldwide^2,
smartphones and tablets are increasingly an essential part of today’s smart
digital lifestyle. The demand for mobile platforms with more computing
capability, responsiveness and reliability continues to skyrocket.
“We knew we needed to offer an outstanding SanDisk flash memory storage
solution to match up to NVIDIA’s impressive Tegra 4 processor,” said Drew
Henry, senior vice president, OEM marketing, SanDisk. “Our iNAND Extreme
product provides tremendous storage performance and high reliability to the
NVIDIA Tegra 4 platform, drawing on SanDisk’s 25-year legacy of enabling the
industry’s most innovative digital devices.”
Incorporating 72 custom NVIDIA GeForce GPU cores and the first quad-core ARM
Cortex-A15 CPU, Tegra 4 delivers record-level performance, outstanding
graphics, and great battery life to mobile devices. Featuring an advanced
controller, the iNAND Extreme EFD dramatically enhances the sequential and
random performance for applications running on Tegra 4, enabling users to load
web pages faster, launch and enjoy applications at blazing fast speeds, and
store more digital content. For shutterbugs, iNAND Extreme improves
photography application performance on mobile devices with Tegra 4, allowing
even quicker multi-shot and faster image capture and store. The innovative
iNAND Extreme EFD is included in Tegra 4 tablet reference designs in
capacities ranging from 16GB to 32GB^3.
“By pairing Tegra 4 with the iNAND Extreme, smartphone and tablet makers can
create faster, quicker mobile devices with an even better consumer
experience,” said Phil Carmack, senior vice president, mobile business unit,
iNAND Extreme is built on SanDisk's 19 nanometer (nm) process technology, the
world's most advanced semiconductor manufacturing process^4, and is designed
for use in next-generation tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices.
iNAND Extreme significantly improves multimedia synchronization speeds,
file-transfer rates, and operating-system responsiveness.
About SanDisk iNAND
The SanDisk iNAND™ product family offers an embedded storage solution for
every performance segment and capacity point in the mobile market, and
includes iNAND, iNAND Ultra™ and iNAND Extreme™ products. SanDisk's iNAND
solutions, available in EFDs and MCP forms, provide tablets, smartphones,
e-Book readers, personal media players and personal navigation devices with
faster system responsiveness, improved multitasking and browsing performance,
longer battery life and an enhanced user experience. SanDisk's iNAND products
come in a variety of storage capacities, ranging from 4GB to 128GB.
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
^1 Based on the NVIDIA news release, “NVIDIA Introduces World's Fastest Mobile
Processor,” January 6, 2013.
^2 Gartner; Forecast Analysis: Mobile Phones, Tablets and Consumer
Electronics, Worldwide, 2012-2016, 4Q12 Update; January 2013
^3 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. Some capacity not available for user
^4 1 nanometer (nm) = 1 billionth of a meter.
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expectations for markets and customers that are based on our current
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forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Risks that may cause these
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