SanDisk, Arrow to Jointly Market Commercial Flash Storage Solutions
*SanDisk and Arrow Expand Distribution Agreement to Include New Regions and
a Wider Portfolio of SanDisk Solutions for the Mobile and Industrial
*Expanded Partnership Addresses Rising Demand for Flash Around the World
MILPITAS, Calif. & ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- May 7, 2014
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage
solutions, and Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), a leading global
technology distributor, announced that the two companies have signed an
expanded distribution agreement, under which Arrow will offer a wide variety
of SanDisk commercial flash storage solutions to its more than 100,000
customers worldwide. Building upon select regional agreements between the two
long-standing partners, this new global partnership enables SanDisk to
leverage Arrow’s worldwide distribution model and engineering resources,
making it even easier for system architects and design engineers to transform
their systems with SanDisk flash technology.
“Flash storage has become one of the most highly disruptive technologies in
the commercial market today,” said Henri Richard, senior vice president,
Worldwide Commercial Sales and Support, at SanDisk. “Arrow’s strong
distribution network and customer-centric services complement SanDisk’s
commitment to delivering trusted, next-generation flash storage solutions to
the mobile and industrial sectors worldwide.”
The combination of SanDisk’s flash storage solutions and Arrow’s deep service
offerings simplifies the process for industrial customers to implement and
benefit from SanDisk’s trusted flash storage in every region around world.
With this agreement, Arrow becomes part of the rapidly growing SanDisk
Commercial Business Channel, which provides client and enterprise-grade
solid-state drives and embedded flash computing products through channel
“From transportation, to the field of medicine, to exciting new applications
in mobile, customers in the commercial market are recognizing the significant
performance, reliability and cost-saving benefits of flash storage,” said
David West, vice president of semiconductor marketing and engineering for
Arrow Electronics. “Our partnership with SanDisk enables Arrow to enhance its
line card with highly sought-after commercial flash solutions from one of the
most trusted technology brands in the world.”
About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services
and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and
enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for
more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and
commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations in 58
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a
global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 25 years, SanDisk has
expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and innovative
products that have transformed the electronics industry. Today, SanDisk’s
quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of many of the world's
largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smart phones, tablets and PCs.
SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail
stores worldwide. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.
All brands and trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks, and are
the properties of their respective owners. Arrow disclaims any proprietary
interest in marks other than its own.
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SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries.
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