SanDisk Presented With Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator Award

  SanDisk Presented With Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator Award

  SanDisk Earns Prestigious Award for Volume, Success Rate, Global Reach and
                      Influence of Its Patent Portfolio

Business Wire

MILPITAS, Calif. -- May 01, 2013

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage
solutions, today announced it has received the Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100
Global Innovator Award, recognizing it as one of the most innovative companies
in the world for the second consecutive year. The award, part of an initiative
of the IP Solutions business of Thomson Reuters, honors corporations and
institutions around the world that are at the heart of innovation as measured
by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics.

SanDisk Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Eric Whitaker, accepts
an award honoring the ...

SanDisk Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Eric Whitaker, accepts
an award honoring the company as a Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global
Innovator from Thomson Reuters representative Ray Tumacder. The award
recognizes SanDisk's achievements as one of the world's most innovative
companies. The program, an initiative of the IP Solutions business of Thomson
Reuters, honors corporations and institutions around the world that are at the
heart of innovation. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator methodology is based on four
principal criteria: overall patent volume, patent grant success rate, global
reach of the portfolio and patent influence as evidenced by citations.

“I am pleased that SanDisk has again been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a
global leader in innovation and intellectual property,” said Eric Whitaker,
senior vice president and chief legal officer, SanDisk. “Over the past 25
years, SanDisk’s inventions have paved the way for today’s digital lifestyle
and our engineers continue to innovate on technologies that will enable the
next generation of products.”

SanDisk has been at the forefront of flash memory from its early days as a
Silicon Valley start-up to its current position as a Fortune 500 and S&P 500
company. Today, the company’s flash memory technology can be found in many of
the world’s largest data centers, in products from top electronics companies,
and at approximately 250,000 retail stores across the globe.

“Innovation is the foundation for economic prosperity and technological
advancement,” said David Brown, managing director, Thomson Reuters IP
Solutions. “We congratulate SanDisk and its leaders for their important role
in global innovation.”

To view the full report on the Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator
program, go to www.top100innovators.com.

About SanDisk

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 holds more than 4,400 patents worldwide, and its patent portfolio is
consistently recognized as one of the strongest in the technology industry.

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 and the SanDisk logo
are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and
other countries. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification
purposes only and may be the trademarks of their respective holder(s).

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SanDisk Corporation
Wendy Sept Vlieks, 408-801-2903
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