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SanDisk Wins 2015 IEEE Corporate Innovation Award

Feb 11, 2015

Award Recognizes the Role of Flash Memory Technology in Today’s World

MILPITAS, Calif., February 11, 2015 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced that the company has been honored with the 2015 IEEE Corporate Innovation Award for pioneering innovation, development, and deployment of Flash Memory Technology, which has profoundly changed the world.

IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technology for humanity. The Corporate Innovation Award was established to recognize outstanding innovation by organizations across the world and recipients are honored for their resolve to discover, extend, or complement technological advancements in education, industry, research, and service.

“From the beginning, we knew that flash memory technology had the potential to be used in a broad range of applications,” said Sanjay Mehrotra, co-founder, president and chief executive officer at SanDisk. “However, we didn’t realize just how big it could be. Today it is an enabling technology that is used around the world – from mobile phones and laptop computers to enterprise data centers. It has taken years of pioneering work and perseverance to make this a reality. On behalf of all our employees and valued partners at SanDisk, it is an honor to receive the prestigious recognition for our work.”

Since SanDisk’s founding in 1988, the company has been focused on advancing flash memory technology, and that dedication has enabled new markets and devices that people use everyday — from digital photography to USB drives to smartphones, wearables, tablets and thin-and-light notebooks. Today, SanDisk is also bringing flash memory to enterprise storage and transforming the data center.

SanDisk has a long history of technology innovation. Last November, SanDisk’s co-founder and retired CEO, Dr. Eli Harari, received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation – the United States’ highest honor for scientific achievement.

SanDisk will receive the 2015 IEEE Corporate Innovation Award at the IEEE Honors Ceremony on June 20th, which is being held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

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About SanDisk

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 25 years, SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry. Today, SanDisk’s quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of many of the world's largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smart phones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit

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