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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.

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CES 2002

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.NET, the newest version of the Miscrosoft(R) Windows(R) CE operating system. Windows CE.NET is a robust real-time operating system for rapidly building the next generation of smart mobile devices such as handheld computers, 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 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 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.

The matters discussed in this news release contain forward looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties as described under the caption, "Factors That May Affect Future Results" in the company's annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The companies assume no obligation to update the information in this release.

SanDisk's web site/home page address: http://www.sandisk.com

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