sandisk corp (SNDK) Key Developments
Investors Eyes Stake In SanDisk
Jun 5 15
CLSA Limited still doubts an acquisition of SanDisk Corp. (NasdaqGS:SNDK) is imminent, but said potential acquirers include Western Digital Technologies, Inc., Seagate Technology Public Limited Company (NasdaqGS:STX), Micron Technology, Inc. (NasdaqGS:MU) and SK Hynix Inc. (KOSE:A000660). The firm said deal accretion may not be compelling for an HDD acquirer, but multiple expansion would likely occur from an improved growth profile. CLSA believes a potential takeover of SanDisk is most accretive for SK Hynix or Western Digital.
SanDisk Corp. Unveils New Flash Drives for Mobile Devices
Jun 2 15
SanDisk Corp. announced new flash drives for mobile devices including the company's first USB flash drive designed specifically for iPhone and iPad. SanDisk's iXpand Flash Drive lets users to quickly transfer photos and videos from an iPhone or iPad to a Mac or PC through the iXpand sync app. Users can store their favorite movies on the iXpand Flash Drive and instantly play them directly on their iPhone or iPad. Most popular movie formats, including non-native and PC-friendly ones, like AVI and WMV, are supported. The iXpand sync app also enables cross-platform encryption, offering consumers the ability to transfer and access their sensitive files from iPhone, iPad, PC and Mac computers. Files can also be password-protected on the drive directly from an iPhone or iPad and then easily decrypted on a Mac or PC and vice versa. The iXpand Flash Drive retails for PHP 3,800 (16Gb), PHP 5,500 (32Gb), PHP 8,000 (64Gb), and PHP 12,000 (128Gb). It is compatible with iPhone and iPad devices that have lightning connectors. SanDisk also announced the 200Gb SanDisk Ultra microSDXC, which the company claims to be the high capacity microSD card (slated for roll out in third quarter this year) and the Dual USB drive with Type C connector (designed for Type C-ready connected devices).
SanDisk Corporation Delivers New 2TB SATA SSD Optimized for Cloud Data Services
Jun 1 15
SanDisk Corporation at Computex Taipei 2015 announced its new CloudSpeed Eco™ Gen. II SATA SSD, a purpose-built storage device for cloud service providers with up to 2TB capacity. This new SSD is now sampling with select hyperscale customers. Based on 15nm NAND flash, the new CloudSpeed Eco Gen. II SSD delivers greater storage density with 3x the streaming bandwidth vs. hard disk drives (HDDs). Designed as a drop-in replacement for HDDs, CloudSpeed Eco Gen. II provides datacenters with a lower cost-per-square-foot for hyperscale applications such as analytics, media streaming and content repositories.
SanDisk Corporation Introduces Breakthrough USB 3.0 Flash Drives
Jun 1 15
SanDisk Corporation launched two new, USB 3.0 flash drives the 128GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive, the smaller USB 3.0; and the 256GB SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive, SanDisk higher capacity USB flash drive to-date. The new offerings enhance SanDisk’s USB line-up with impressive capacities and performance, delivering speeds up to 10 times faster than a standard USB 2.0 drive1. With these higher capacities, consumers can now save more of their favorite videos, photos and music on their laptops, TVs, gaming consoles or other entertainment systems. With remarkable USB 3.0 speed and compact designs, the company’s new high-capacity USBs let users enjoy even more of their favorite content without having to even think about running out of space. SanDisk is constantly engaging in new ways to leverage the company's flash memory expertise and deliver innovative, reliable solutions that really make a difference in consumers daily lives. 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive: The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive now comes in capacities up to 128GB, capable of storing up to 16 hours of Full HD video2 in a package smaller than a dime. Featuring a low-profile, plug-and-stay design, this tiny flash drive delivers impressive capacity combined with high transfer speeds for media enthusiasts who want to expand storage of their notebook, tablet, TV, in-car audio system, gaming console and more. SanDisk doubled the capacity of the SanDisk Ultra Fit USB product within a year from its initial launch of the 64GB capacity, to meet growing consumer demand to keep more content on their systems. The new drive also delivers exceptional performance. The 128GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive provides blazing speeds of up to 130MB/s. This speed allows users to move content up to 10 times faster than with standard USB 2.0 drives1, such as transferring a full-length movie in less 40 seconds3. SanDisk’s Higher Capacity USB Flash Drive Ever: The sleek SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive, a popular choice for moving massive files quickly, now comes in capacities up to 256GB. SanDisk first-ever USB offering to achieve 256GB capacity was designed to meet consumers demand for more digital storage. They can now carry all of their favorite media, including high-resolution photos, MP3s, videos, presentations, and graphic files, in one small, portable device. With transfer speeds of up to 100MB/s, the SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive reduces the time spent waiting for files to move from the flash drive to the computer. Similar to the SanDisk Ultra Fit 3.0 Flash Drive, it can move large files up to ten times faster than a standard USB 2.0 drive1. SanDisk new USB 3.0 offerings feature a five-year warranty4; include SanDisk SecureAccess software to keep private files safe with password protection and 128-bit encryption5, and come with a year’s subscription to RescuePRO software6 to recover lost or corrupted files.
SanDisk Expands into the External Storage Market with World’s High- Performing Portable SSD
Jun 1 15
SanDisk Corporation entered the portable SSD market with a family of high-performance drives, including the SanDisk Extreme® 900 Portable SSDs, the line of Type C-based portable SSDs; and the SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSDs, the company’s new pocket-sized, rugged drives. The SanDisk Extreme 900 drives feature speeds of up to nine times faster than a portable hard drive, while the SanDisk Extreme 500 drives offer speeds up to four times faster. These powerful solutions are ideal for photographers, videographers, creative professionals and tech enthusiasts looking to move massive files at phenomenal speeds, helping them save time and simplify work processes at the office or out in the field. The SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSDs are all about performance and capacity. Available in up to 1.92TB, the new drives features transfer speeds nine times faster than a portable hard drive, giving users a significant advantage when they are working with 4K video, taking detailed high-res photos or creating large graphics files. With its compact, durable aluminum case, professionals can take the SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSD with them wherever they go, allowing them to carry a massive digital portfolio they can access and share in just seconds. With superfast speeds of up to 850MB/s, the SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSD dramatically reduces wait times, instantly accelerating user work flow regardless of file size. These new drives come with both USB Type-C and Type-A cables to provide the ultimate flexibility when working between systems. The SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD is less than half the size of smartphone and delivers more than four times the speed of a portable hard drive. The new pocket-sized drive allows users to transfer big videos and photo libraries at up to 415MB/s. Available in up to 480GB capacity, this light-weight yet durable drive is a high-performance solution suitable for anyone looking for a fast, reliable storage on the go. Designed for ultimate portability and durability, the SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSDs feature a sleek black finish with unique rubber bumpers, and a metal ring that easily clips into a bag. The SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSDs will be available worldwide in capacities of 120GB, 240GB and 480GB, at MSRPs of $99.99, $149.99 and $239.99 respectively. The SanDisk Extreme 900 SSDs will be available worldwide in capacities of 480GB, 960GB and 1.92TB at MSRPs of $399.99, $599.99 and $999.99, respectively. Both new SSD lines feature a three-year warranty.