SanDisk-Developed Driver for Flash Memory Products Included in New Windows CE.NET Operating System; Usage Of Flash Memory Expected To Broaden In Portable Electronic Devices.
Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2002
SanDisk Corporation (Nasdaq:SNDK) announced today that Microsoft Corp. has selected a software driver developed by SanDisk to be included in Windows CE (Windows Consumer Electronics) Microsoft's version of Windows for handheld devices and embedded systems that use x86, ARM, MIPS and SHx CPUs. Windows CE .NET superseded Windows CE 3.0. .NET, the newest version of the Miscrosoft(R) Windows(R) CE operating system operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. . Windows CE.NET is a robust real-time operating system (operating system) Real-Time Operating System - (RTOS) Any operating system where interrupts are guaranteed to be handled within a certain specified maximum time, thereby making it suitable for control of hardware in embedded systems and other time-critical applications. for rapidly building the next generation of smart mobile devices such as handheld computers A computing device that can be easily held in one hand while the other hand is used to operate it. The Palm devices are a popular example. See Palm, smartphone and palmtop. , digital cameras, cell phones and other portable products.
The announcement was made at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) where SanDisk is showing products at booth No. 11511.
Bo Ericsson, SanDisk's vice president of OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and marketing, said, "This is great news for SanDisk because it means Microsoft now provides native and direct support for our Secure Digital flash storage cards in its next generation Windows CE operating system. When companies build new products using the new Microsoft operating system, they can quickly and easily add support for SD cards, a rapidly growing card format for flash storage. Beyond SD, the SanDisk driver also supports MultiMediaCard and TriFlash, two other popular flash storage formats."
Keith White, senior director of marketing for the Embedded Inserted into. See embedded system. and Appliance Platforms Group at Microsoft, said, "Flash data storage products have become very popular as the number and range of Windows Powered mobile devices continues to grow. The inclusion of the SanDisk driver in Windows CE.NET will help OEMs more easily meet this continued demand as they build their next generation of smart mobile devices."
SanDisk, 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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