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PRESS RELEASE: SanDisk Announces 4-Gigabyte Memory Stick Pro Duo Cards For Digital Photographers
Ability To Take Thousands Of High-Resolution Images Lets Photographers Concentrate On Their Subject
ORLANDO, FL, Feb. 26, 2006 - With increasing sales of high-resolution digital cameras, video camcorders and other electronics devices that require more memory capacity and speed, SanDisk ® Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today announced the 4-gigabyte (GB) SanDisk Ultra ® II Memory Stick PRO Duo ™ card. The addition of this card to its high-speed SanDisk Ultra II line of flash memory cards represents a doubling of its highest capacity card in this card format. The announcement was made at the Photo Marketing Association trade show where SanDisk is demonstrating products in booth #2741.
The Ultra II cards are primarily targeted to advanced digital photographers with high-resolution digital cameras that require fast, large-capacity digital film cards to quickly shoot many high resolution images. Each SanDisk Ultra II card features a minimum write speed of 9 megabytes per second (MB/sec.) and a minimum read speed of 10MB/sec. These fast write speeds are designed to take advantage of advanced digital camera features such as rapid fire, continuous-shooting modes or to capture digital video clips.
"Sony and other manufacturers continue to introduce cameras and other consumer electronics products that can leverage the fast SanDisk Ultra II Memory Stick PRO Duo cards," said Tanya Chuang, senior retail product marketing manager at SanDisk. "Memory Stick PRO Duo continues to be a key format among flash memory cards and we continue to find an eager market for these faster and higher-capacity cards."
Pricing and Availability
The SanDisk Ultra II Memory Stick PRO Duo has the following suggested retail prices and availability:
|Ultra II Memory Stick PRO DUO||512MB - 2GB||$59.99- $119.99||Now|
SanDisk Ultra II cards include an adapter for use in full size Memory Stick slots. The cards are available at most of the 150,000 consumer electronics stores and other retail outlets where SanDisk products are sold worldwide.
SanDisk, the world's largest supplier of flash memory data storage card products, designs, manufactures and markets industry-standard, solid-state data, digital imaging and audio storage products using its patented, high density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is based in Sunnyvale, CA.
SanDisk's web site/home page address: http://www.sandisk.com .
Images of SanDisk products are available at http://www.sandisk.com/corporate/media.asp
SanDisk, the SanDisk logo and SanDisk Ultra are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the and other countries. Memory Stick PRO Duo is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective holder(s).
 1 megabyte (MB) = 1 million bytes; 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes
 Performance based on internal SanDisk test data
(First posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 at 22:45 EST)