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How SanDisk is Driving Flash-Based Storage

As flash-based storage and solid-state hard drives begin to establish a foothold in the consumer IT industry, more and more developers are racing to release the next big innovation and gain an edge on the competition within the flash memory niche. To do so, however, they'll need to tackle the team with SanDisk, who have already proven themselves not only as a flash storage pioneer, but as an industry frontrunner and mainstay.

Sanjay Mehrotra, who currently holds the roles of president, chief executive officer and co-founder of SanDisk, spoke about the potential of flash-based storage as well as his company's motivation to increase consumer accessibility to the technology. He was quoted in a recent press release as saying: "From the beginning, we knew that flash memory technology had the potential to be used in a broad range of applications. However, we didn’t realize just how big it could be. Today it is an enabling technology that is used around the world – from mobile phones and laptop computers to enterprise data centers. It has taken years of pioneering work and perseverance to make this a reality. On behalf of all our employees and valued partners at SanDisk, it is an honor to receive the prestigious recognition for our work."

The team at SanDisk has already made leaps and bounds in the way of flash-based storage and solid-state hard drives. Moreover, the company continues to expand and develop by establishing new markets, releasing new products as well as updates to existing solutions, securing new partnership opportunities and procuring new technologies. In fact, SanDisk recently acquired SMART Storage, the company responsible for FlashDIMM technology. This move alone is expected to increase efficiency and reduce latency in future SSDs.

In a separate interview, Mehrotra discussed some fourth quarter and fiscal 2014 figures. While he expressed some disappointment in his company's performance, he remained optimistic about 2015 and the future. He was quoted as saying: "We delivered record revenue in 2014 with continued progress in shifting our portfolio towards high value solutions. Our SSD solutions reached 29 percent of revenue in 2014, with strong growth from both client and enterprise SSDs. We are disappointed with our fourth quarter results, which were impacted primarily by supply constraints. We believe that NAND flash industry fundamentals are healthy, and we expect our financial results to improve as we move through 2015."

With over 25 years of experience in the IT industry to date, it's safe to say that the SanDisk Corporation is definitely here to stay. Not only that, but they'll undoubtedly continue to push the limits of IT innovation well into the 21st century with technology such as flash-based storage. In fact, SanDisk was recently recognized for obtaining their 5,000th patent, which secured them a spot in the Thomson Reuters 2014 Top 100 Global Innovator list - their fourth consecutive year receiving such an accolade.

To find out more information about SanDisk, including news on any of their latest endeavors, partnership information or a comprehensive catalog of products and services, interested parties can visit their website at www.sandisk.com.

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