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SanDisk's SmartMedia to PC Card adapter. Courtesy of SanDisk. SanDisk announces new PC card adapters!
(Wednesday, June 27, 2001 - 12:28 EDT)

New adapters rount out SanDisk's line with support for SmartMedia, MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital...

Flash card manufacturer SanDisk has announced two new flash card adapters at the PC Expo show... The adapters allow Secure Digital and MultiMediaCard or SmartMedia flash cards to be used in a PC Card (PCMCIA) slot. The image below shows the SD/MMC adapter:

SanDisk's Secure Digital / MultiMediaCard to PC Card adapter. Courtesy of SanDisk. Click for a bigger picture!

Both adapters will ship to retail stores in the US next month, at a cost of $60. The new announcements round out SanDisk's line of PC Card adapters; the company already had a PC card adapter for CompactFlash cards.

SanDisk is showing its new products in the Palm Pavilion at PC Expo, in booth #3722. Our friends at LetsGoDigital.nl in Holland are attending PC Expo, and have an English language news item detailing the announcement, which includes a picture of SanDisk's booth.

The SmartMedia adapter is shown below:

SanDisk's SmartMedia to PC Card adapter, shown in-hand for size comparison. Courtesy of SanDisk. Click for a bigger picture!

Original Source Press Release:

SANDISK INTRODUCES Pc card adapters for secure digital, Multimediacards and smartmedia storage cards

Lightweight Adapters Are Ideal for Fast and Convenient Data Transfer or Backup to a Laptop

NEW YORK, NY, June 26, 2001-SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today introduced two PC Card adapters for its postage stamp-sized Secure Digital (SD) cards, MultiMediaCards and SmartMedia(tm) cards. The announcement was made at the PC Expo trade show where SanDisk is demonstrating its products in the Palm Pavilion (#3722).

The new credit card-sized adapters fit into the PC Card slot found on many laptop and notebook computers. They are an ideal way for weight-conscious laptop owners to share digital photos, audio music files, video clips and data that may have been created on a wide variety of devices such as digital cameras, camcorders, Internet music players, audio recorders, smart phones or PDAs. They can also be used to transfer large files between laptops or to back up important files.

The new PC Card adapters are expected to be available in retail stores in July. The adapters are each expected to sell for $60.

SanDisk already sells a PC Card adapter for CompactFlash(tm) (CF(tm)) cards and a complete line of readers for CF, MultiMediaCards, SD and SmartMedia cards. They are available in more than 20,000 retail outlets in North America, Europe, Canada, South America, Japan and Asia.

SanDisk Corporation, the world's largest supplier of flash data storage 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.

The matters discussed in this news release contain forward looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties as described under the caption "Factors That May Affect Future Results" in the company's annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.

All trade names are either registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.

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