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SanDisk Partners With Discretix Technologies To Provide Cryptographic Engine For New TrustedFlash Memory Cards

Sep 27, 2005

Discretix CryptoFlash Technology Provides On-The-Fly Encryption Protection
Without Impacting Performance

SAN FRANCISCO , CA, SEPTEMBER 27, 2005 - SanDisk® Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today announced that the cryptographic engine core for its new TrustedFlash ™ platform was designed by Discretix Technologies. Discretix, based in Netanya, Israel, is a leader in embedded security solutions for flash memory and portable devicecs such as mobile phones, a key market for SanDisk's TrustedFlash memory cards.

Based on the company's extensive patent portfolio, Discretix offers vertically integrated security solutions such as CryptoCell and CryptoFlash, which combine hardware and firmware for the mobile device and storage markets. The CryptoFlash core was adapted to meet SanDisk's requirements for TrustedFlash cards.

"SanDisk and Discretix have cooperated extensively over the past two years to incorporate Discretix' CryptoFlash technology into SanDisk's TrustedFlash technology platform that is the foundation of SanDisk's third generation TrustedFlash cards that we are introducing today, " said Yoram Cedar, SanDisk senior vice president for engineering and emerging market business development. " The combination of SanDisk's 32-bit controller architecture and Discretix's hardware cryptographic engine design provides TrustedFlash cards with the high performance encryption of downloaded content in real time, without compromising either security or performance," he said.

"We are delighted to work with SanDisk on the launch of the TrustedFlash platform," said Edo Ganot, executive vice president of sales and business development for Discretix Technologies.
"As a leader in embedded security, our partnership with SanDisk, a world leader in flash memory, is a natural one."

Discretix is a leading provider of embedded security technology for mobile devices and flash-based storage. Discretix technology, which incorporates both hardware and software components, enables security to be incorporated into products at the chipset level so that it is transparent to the user while protecting sensitive information from malicious attacks, viruses, fraud and theft. For more information, please visit

SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the world's largest supplier of flash data storage card products using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA and has operations worldwide, with more than half its sales outside the U.S.

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