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SanDisk Corporation
Industry Storage devices
Founded 1988; 28 years ago (1988)
Founders Eli Harari, Sanjay Mehrotra and Jack Yuan
Headquarters Milpitas, California, United States
Products Memory cards
USB flash drives
Portable media players
SIM cards
Solid-state drives
Parent Western Digital

SanDisk is a Milpitas, California-based manufacturer of flash memory products, including memory cards and readers, USB flash drives, and solid state drives. As of February 2015, it is third-largest manufacturer of flash memory.[1]

On May 12, 2016, SanDisk was acquired by hard drive manufacturer Western Digital in a US$19 billion deal.[2][3]

SanDisk USB


  • In October 2005, Sandisk acquired Matrix Semiconductor.[4]
  • In July 2006, SanDisk acquired M-Systems.[5]
  • In May 2011, SanDisk acquired Pilant Technology, a manufacturer of solid state drives, for US$327 million.[6]
  • In February 2012, SanDisk acquired FlashSoft.[7]
  • In June 2012, SanDisk acquired Schooner Information Technology, developer of the flash-optimized database software SchoonerSQL and caching software Membrain.[7]
  • In July 2013, SanDisk acquired SMART Storage Systems, a producer of SSDs for the enterprise market, for US$307 million.[8]
  • In June 2014, Sandisk acquired Fusion-io, a producer of flash memory for enterprise datacenters, for $1.1 billion.[9]

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  1. ^ "Market View: NAND Flash Brand Supplier Revenue Falls 6.6% in First Quarter". DRAMeXchange. 2015-02-05. Retrieved 2015-07-23. 
  2. ^ "Western Digital to acquire SanDisk for $19B". USA Today. Gannett Company. October 21, 2015. Retrieved October 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Western Digital officially closes SanDisk acquisition". The Verge. Vox Media. May 12, 2016. Retrieved August 3, 2016. 
  4. ^ "SanDisk to acquire Matrix Semiconductor". CNET. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "SanDisk To Buy msystems". The Street. 2006-07-31. Retrieved 2006-08-21. 
  6. ^ "SanDisk Plans To Buy SSD Maker Pliant Technology". Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "SanDisk Buys Schooner, Moves Into Enterprise Software Space". Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "SanDisk acquires SMART Storage Systems for $307 million". ZDNet. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "SanDisk to Acquire Troubled Fusion-io for $1.2 Billion". Recode. Vox Media. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 

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