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SanDisk
SanDisk
is a manufacturer of flash memory products, including memory cards and readers, USB flash drives, and solid state drives. As of February 2015[update], SanDisk
SanDisk
is the third-largest manufacturer of flash memory.[1] On May 12, 2016, SanDisk
SanDisk
was acquired by hard drive manufacturer Western Digital
Western Digital
in a US$19 billion deal.[2][3]

Contents

1 History 2 Acquisitions 3 Awards and recognition 4 Other products and technologies 5 References 6 External links

History[edit]

SanDisk
SanDisk
founders: Jack Yuan, Eli Harari, and Sanjay Mehrotra (2010)

SanDisk
SanDisk
was founded in 1988 by Eli Harari, Sanjay Mehrotra and Jack Yuan, incorporated at the time as SunDisk.[4] SanDisk
SanDisk
co-founder Eli Harari developed the Floating Gate EEPROM
EEPROM
which proved the practicality, reliability and endurance of semiconductor-based data storage.[5] On May 10, 2000 the Toshiba
Toshiba
Corporation of Japan and the SanDisk
SanDisk
Corporation said that they would jointly form a new semiconductor company to produce advanced flash memory, primarily for digital cameras.[6] Acquisitions[edit]

In October 2005, SanDisk
SanDisk
acquired Matrix Semiconductor.[7] In July 2006, SanDisk
SanDisk
acquired M-Systems.[8] In May 2011, SanDisk
SanDisk
acquired Pilant Technology, a manufacturer of solid state drives, for US$327 million.[9] In February 2012, SanDisk
SanDisk
acquired FlashSoft.[10] In June 2012, SanDisk
SanDisk
acquired Schooner Information Technology, developer of the flash-optimized database software SchoonerSQL and caching software Membrain.[10] In July 2013, SanDisk
SanDisk
acquired SMART Storage Systems, a producer of SSDs for the enterprise market, for US$307 million.[11] In June 2014, SanDisk
SanDisk
acquired Fusion-io, a producer of flash memory for enterprise datacenters, for $1.1 billion.[12] In May 2016, SanDisk
SanDisk
was acquired by Western Digital
Western Digital
for $19 billion

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 2014, SanDisk
SanDisk
co-founder Harari won the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama
Barack Obama
for his innovations and contributions to flash memory storage solutions.[13] In 2012, the Enough Project
Enough Project
ranked SanDisk
SanDisk
the third highest of 24 consumer electronics companies on "progress on conflict minerals".[14]

Other products and technologies[edit]

Companies portal San Francisco Bay Area portal

FlashCP Secure USB Drive StartKey U3 SanDisk
SanDisk
Sansa Eye-Fi ULLtraDIMM

References[edit]

^ "Market View: NAND Flash Brand Supplier Revenue Falls 6.6% in First Quarter". DRAMeXchange. 2015-02-05. Retrieved 2015-07-23.  ^ " Western Digital
Western Digital
to acquire SanDisk
SanDisk
for $19B". USA Today. Gannett Company. October 21, 2015. Retrieved October 22, 2015.  ^ " Western Digital
Western Digital
officially closes SanDisk
SanDisk
acquisition". The Verge. Vox Media. May 12, 2016. Retrieved August 3, 2016.  ^ Harris, Scott Duke (2008-07-13). "Mercury News interview: SanDisk CEO helped launch digital revolution". The San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 2008-08-06.  ^ "Santa Clara Valley Chapter Meeting: 'Future Directions for Semiconductor Non-Volatile Memory". Santa Clara University: IEEE Electron Devices Society. January 16, 1990.  ^ " Toshiba
Toshiba
and SanDisk
SanDisk
Enter Joint Venture". New York Times. May 10, 2000.  ^ " SanDisk
SanDisk
to acquire Matrix Semiconductor". CNET. Retrieved 3 August 2016.  ^ " SanDisk
SanDisk
To Buy msystems". The Street. 2006-07-31. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2006-08-21.  ^ " SanDisk
SanDisk
Plans To Buy SSD Maker Pliant Technology". CRN.com. Retrieved 3 August 2016.  ^ a b " SanDisk
SanDisk
Buys Schooner, Moves Into Enterprise Software Space". CRN.com. Retrieved 3 August 2016.  ^ " SanDisk
SanDisk
acquires SMART Storage Systems for $307 million". ZDNet. Retrieved 3 August 2016.  ^ " SanDisk
SanDisk
to Acquire Troubled Fusion-io
Fusion-io
for $1.2 Billion". Recode. Vox Media. Retrieved 3 August 2016.  ^ Fairsmith, Christine (Oct 24, 2014). "ELI HARARI '73 RECEIVES HONOR FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA". Princeton. Retrieved 2014-10-24.  ^ Lezhnev, Sasha; Alex Hellmuth (Aug 2012). "Taking Conflict Out of Consumer Gadgets: Company Rankings on Conflict Minerals 2012" (PDF). Enough Project. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 

External links[edit]

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Official website

Business data for SanDisk
SanDisk
Corporation: Reuters SEC filings

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Major information storage companies

Companies with an annual revenue of over US$3 billion

ADATA Dell Technologies
Dell Technologies
(Dell EMC) Fujitsu Hitachi Data Systems Hewlett Packard Enterprise IBM Kingston Technology LenovoEMC NetApp Oracle Corporation Plextor Samsung Electronics Seagate Technology Silicon Power Sony Toshiba Transcend Information Western Digital
Western Digital
(SanDisk)

See also Largest IT companies Category:Computer storage companies

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Major semiconductor companies

Companies with an annual revenue of over US$3 billion

ASE Group Fujitsu Infineon Technologies Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. Intel NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors
(Freescale) ON Semiconductor Panasonic Renesas Electronics Samsung Electronics Sony STMicroelectronics Texas Instruments

Fabless

Advanced Micro Devices Apple Inc. Broadcom Marvell Technology Group MediaTek Nvidia Qualcomm VIA Technologies

Memory

Micron Technology Samsung Electronics SanDisk SK Hynix Toshiba

Foundries

GlobalFoundries TSMC United Microelectronics Corporation Samsung Foundry SMIC

Equipment

ASML Applied Materials KLA-Tencor Lam Research Tokyo Electron

See also Largest IT companies Semiconductor industry Category:Semiconductor companies

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