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SanDisk Corporation Successfully Concludes Patent Case

Oct 29, 2001

Viking Components Agrees To A Permanent Injunction In Favor Of SanDisk

SUNNYVALE, CA, Oct. 29, 2001 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) announced today that it has settled its litigation with Viking Components, Inc., and obtained a permanent injunction enjoining Viking from selling in the United States CompactFlash cards manufactured by Viking that incorporate Lexar Media, Inc.'s 1140, 1145, 1175 and 1250 controllers.

On May 10, 2001, SanDisk filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California for infringement of SanDisk's United States Patent No. 5,602,987 by CompactFlash cards manufactured by Viking that contain Lexar Media's 1140, 1145, 1175 and 1250 controllers. These controllers were found in Lexar Media's CompactFlash cards that were held by the same Court to infringe the '987 patent in a previous litigation between SanDisk and Lexar Media. Viking also provided an undisclosed payment to SanDisk as part of the settlement.

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.

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