Advanced New Handheld Computer Has Expansion Slots For Both Types Of Popular Flash Memory Cards
SUNNYVALE, CA, April 15, 2002 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) announced today that it will supply Fujitsu Siemens Computers with CompactFlash® (CF) and Secure Digital™ (SD) flash memory cards for the new Pocket LOOX, an advanced, high-performance handheld computer with built-in Bluetooth capability and a module attachment for full mobile phone functionality. The Pocket LOOX was introduced last month at the CeBIT trade show in Germany.
The new computer, which runs on Microsoft's Pocket PC 2002 operating system, has expansion slots for both CompactFlash and Secure Digital cards. SanDisk will provide Fujitsu Siemens Computers with CompactFlash and Secure Digital memory cards which will either be bundled for sale with the computer or sold separately as accessories.
Heinz Schulte, managing director, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) OEM sales for SanDisk, said, "The Fujitsu Siemens Computers Pocket LOOX computer was one of the most exciting new product introductions at CeBIT, and we are delighted that Fujitsu Siemens Computers selected SanDisk as its memory card supplier. Our CompactFlash and Secure Digital memory cards will provide expandable storage options for data, digital images, digital music, digital video and other valuable content such as contact lists, e-books and e-maps. The cards can also be used with a variety of SD and CF-enabled consumer products including printers, digital cameras and MP3 players."
Ingbert Kornmayer, Vice President Mobile Group, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, said, "We evaluated several possible suppliers of memory cards and selected SanDisk because it has a solid reputation for manufacturing rugged and reliable flash cards with the most advanced flash technology available. Customers who buy the new Pocket LOOX computer will expect top-quality memory cards to use with their computer, and we believe that SanDisk provides cards of that caliber. In addition, as the world's largest supplier of flash cards, SanDisk has the manufacturing capability to fulfill our requirements."
SanDisk flash cards are available at more than 40,000 retail outlets around the world including 17,000 stores in Europe. Its CompactFlash cards range in capacity between 8MB and one gigabyte while Secure Digital cards are sold in capacities from 16MB to 256MB.
SanDisk, 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.
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About Fujitsu Siemens Computers:
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the leading European computer company. Serving the needs of large corporations, small to medium-sized enterprises and consumers, the company operates in all key markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It offers a unique choice of world-class computer technology and innovative IT infrastructure solutions. Embedded in a global cooperation, Fujitsu Siemens Computers takes advantage of the strengths and the innovative power of its parent companies Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG.
"Powering the Information Age" is the company's vision. Fujitsu Siemens Computers will enable people to freely access information and services anywhere and at any time with world-leading products, services and solutions, thus ensuring people's success within a knowledge-based society. The strategic direction is focused on Mobility and Business Critical Computing as the key drivers of the Information Age in the 21st century.
The company offers everything for enterprise computing, ranging from best-in-class Intel and Unix-based servers to mainframes and enterprise storage solutions. It is also one of the leading providers of notebooks, PDAs, workstations and PCs to business customers, and is the No. 1 supplier of computers for home users in Europe.
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