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SanDisk Appoints Dan Guterman and George Samachisa Engineering Fellows.

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 4, 1996--Dan Guterman and George Samachisa, two internationally renowned solid-state scientists, have been named engineering fellows at SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), the world's largest supplier of flash data storage cards. The engineering fellow position is newly created at SanDisk and is the company's highest technical position.

Guterman retains the position of director of advanced technology at SanDisk, as well as the newly appointed title of engineering fellow. He joined the company in 1989, bringing with him over 20 years of professional experience in semiconductor memory development. Previously, Guterman was manager of high density EEPROM memory development at Xicor and project manager at Mostek, Inc. and Texas Instruments. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with focus on device physics and a M.A., both from Princeton University. Guterman is responsible for the development and introduction of advanced data storage technologies for SanDisk's proprietary flash data storage products.

In addition to being named engineering fellow, Samachisa also retains his post as director of device physics and reliability at SanDisk. Samachisa joined SanDisk in 1989. Previously he held the positions of flash EEPROM product development manager at SEEQ Technology and professor of device physics at Politechnica University, Bucharest, Romania. He holds both a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering with focus on device physics from Politechnica University. Samachisa is responsible for flash EEPROM product development and performance and reliability improvement.

Dan Auclair, SanDisk senior vice president of operations/technology, said, "Dan and George each bring to SanDisk more than 20 years of non volatile memory device physics experience and expertise. They work closely with the company's entire engineering team to ensure that all products released are the most advanced and the most reliable data storage products on the market. These appointments are in recognition of the tremendous contributions that George and Dan have made to every product generation developed by SanDisk since our inception."

SanDisk designs, manufactures and markets industry-standard, solid-state data storage products using proprietary, high density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk ATA data storage PC cards are "plug and play" in almost all desktop, notebook, subnotebook and handheld computers. SanDisk has strategic alliances with Seagate Technolgoy, Matsushita Electronic Corp., NEC Corp, and LG Semicon. Seagate holds a 25 percent equity stake in SanDisk. The company is based in Santa Clara, CA. -0-

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