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SanDisk Will Supply Canon U.S.A. With Flash Memory CompactFlash And MultiMediaCards For Its New Digital Video And Still Cameras

Apr 23, 2001

SUNNYVALE, CA, April 23, 2001 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) announced today that it is supplying Canon U.S.A, Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ) with flash memory MultiMediaCards for its new Elura 2MC, a pocket-size hybrid digital video camcorder with still, motion and multimedia image capture capabilities. SanDisk is also supplying Canon with CompactFlash™ cards for its IXUS 300, PowerShot A10 and PowerShot A20 digital still camera models. A SanDisk 8 megabyte (MB) MultiMediaCard or CompactFlash card will be included with the sale of these cameras.

Nelson Chan, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, SanDisk, said, "Canon is leading the trend towards smaller digital cameras and camcorders. We have worked closely with Canon to provide ultra-small, high-capacity storage with our CompactFlash and MultiMediaCards. Canon is clearly raising the bar when it comes to offering style, miniaturization and functionality in digital camcorder and still camera technology."

Yukiaki Hashimoto, vice president and general manager, Photographic Products Group, Canon U.S.A, Inc., said, "Canon continues to push the limits of compactness and functionality with its digital video and digital still cameras. SanDisk has a deep history of developing rugged, industry-standard removable storage cards that help us to design products that suit the demands of our customers for miniaturized products."

SanDisk CompactFlash cards are sealed, reusable, matchbook-sized storage cards that are available in capacities that range from 8 to 512MB. SanDisk MultiMediaCards are about the size of a US postage stamp and are available in capacities ranging from 8 to 64MB.

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.

Canon U.S.A., Inc. is an industry leader in professional and consumer imaging solutions and, through its parent company, Canon Inc., is a top patent-holder of imaging technologies. The company's comprehensive product line includes networked multifunction devices; digital and analog copiers (color and black and white); printers, scanners, image filing systems, and facsimile machines; camcorders, cameras and lenses; and semiconductor, broadcast and medical equipment. Canon employs 12,000 people at more than 30 facilities throughout North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

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.

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