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|Sandisk Corporation was incorporated in Delaware in June 1988 under the name SunDisk Corporation and changed its name to SanDisk Corporation in August 1995. The Company design, develop and manufacture data storage solutions in a variety of form factors using flash memory, proprietary controller and firmware technologies. Its solutions include SSDs, removable cards, embedded products, universal serial bus, or USB, drives, digital media players, wafers and components. The SSD products are used in both client computing platforms and enterprise data centers and provide high-speed, high-capacity storage solutions that can be used in lieu of hard disk drives. The removable cards are applied in a wide range of consumer electronics devices such as mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, gaming devices and personal computers. The Company’s embedded flash products are used in mobile phones, navigation devices, gaming systems, imaging devices and computing platforms. For computing platforms, it provides high-speed, high-capacity storage solutions known as SSDs that could be used in lieu of hard disk drives in a variety of computing devices. Its products are manufactured by combining NAND flash memory with a controller chip. It purchases the vast majority of its NAND flash memory supply requirements through its flash venture relationships with Toshiba Corporation, which produce and provide the Company with leading-edge, low-cost memory wafers. From time-to-time, it also purchases flash memory on a foundry basis from NAND flash manufacturers including Toshiba, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. The Company’s products are sold in a variety of form factors and include removable cards, embedded products, USB drives, digital media players and wafers and components. The Company sells its products globally to retail and OEM customers. It relies on a combination of patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secret laws, confidentiality procedures and licensing arrangements to protect its intellectual property rights. The company had more than 1,100 patent applications pending in the U.S., and had foreign counterparts pending on many of the applications in multiple jurisdictions. Its primary competitors currently include, among others, Kingston Technology Company, Inc., Lexar, PNY Technologies, Inc., Samsung, Sony and Transcend Information, Inc.|
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