Profile: SanDisk Corp (SNDK.OQ)
27 May 2015
SanDisk Corporation, incorporated on June 1, 1988, designs, develops, markets and manufactures data storage solutions in a variety of form factors using its flash memory, controller, firmware and software technologies. The Company’s solutions include solid state drives (SSDs), removable cards, embedded products, universal serial bus (USB), drives, digital media players, wafers and components. The Company’s subsidiaries include SanDisk Manufacturing, Ireland; SanDisk International Limited, Ireland; SanDisk Limited, Japan; SanDisk SemiConductor (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., China; SanDisk (Ireland) Limited, Ireland; SanDisk (Cayman) Limited, Cayman Islands; SanDisk Enterprise IP LLC, Texas; SanDisk IL Ltd., Israel; SanDisk Storage Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia; SanDisk Flash B.V., Netherlands and SanDisk Technologies Inc., Texas.
The Company offers SSDs for the client computing and enterprise data center markets. Client computing includes desktop computers, notebook computers, tablets and other computing devices. The Company’s SSDs include removable, embedded and custom form factors. The Company’s removable cards are available in a variety of applications and consumer devices. The Company’s CompactFlash and Secure Digital (SD), removable cards are primarily used in digital cameras and camcorders. The Company’s ultra-small microSD removable cards are designed primarily for use in mobile products such as smartphones, tablets and eReaders. The Company offers removable cards through SanDisk Ultra, SanDisk Extreme and SanDisk Extreme PRO product lines.
The Company’s embedded products include iNAND embedded flash product line, multi-chip packages or MCP iNAND, solutions which combine NAND and mobile DRAM in an integrated package, and custom embedded solutions. The Company’s USB flash drives provide the user with the ability to carry files and application software in a portable format. USB flash drives are used in the computing and consumer markets. The Company offers flash-based digital media players under the brand Sansa and wireless media and flash drive products under the brand SanDisk Connect. The Company’s Sansa line of products includes features such as frequency modulation (FM) radio, voice recording and support for a variety of audio and video formats. The Company connect line of products allows wireless streaming of high-definition movies, photos, music and documents on tablets, smartphones and computers. The Company also sells memory wafers and memory components to customers who package the memory under their own brands or embed the memory in other products.
The Company’s products are sold through the channels, such as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators and resellers which bundle or embed the Company’s data storage solutions in a variety of products, including mobile phones, tablets, notebooks, gaming devices, enterprise storage solutions, servers and other computing devices. It also sells its data storage solutions to OEMs that offer the Company’s products under their own brand name in retail channels. The Company sells directly and through distributors to consumer electronics stores, office superstores, photo retailers, mobile phone stores, mass merchants, catalog and mail order companies, e-commerce retailers, drug stores, supermarkets, convenience stores and kiosks. The Company sells to retail channel through direct sales representatives as well as through independent manufacturers’ representatives in Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific.
The Company competes with Hynix, Intel, Micron Technology, Inc., Samsung, Toshiba, Kingston Technology Company, Inc., Lexar Media, Inc., PNY Technologies, Inc., Samsung, Sony, Transcend Information, Inc., Verbatim Americas, LLC, Seagate Technology LLC, Western Digital Corporation, Fusion-io, Inc., LSI Corporation, Apple, Coby Electronics Corporation, Digital Products International, Inc., Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., Mach Speed Technologies, LLC and A-DATA.
951 SanDisk Drive
MILPITAS CA 95035