SUNNYVALE, CA, May 2, 2000--- SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today introduced new additions to the family of ImageMate™ card readers for CompactFlash™ (CF™), SmartMedia™ and MultiMediaCards.
SanDisk first introduced the ImageMate product line in 1998. Since then, it has proven to be very popular with consumers who use the readers for the easy and quick transfer of digital images, audio and data between a wide variety of devices including digital cameras, camcorders, internet music players, audio recorders, smart phones, PDAs and computers.
"The new ImageMate family reaffirms SanDisk's commitment to the consumer by continuing to innovate and improve its products," said Nelson Chan, senior vice president of worldwide marketing. "The new ImageMates are even easier to set-up, are lower-priced and have a better performance. For example, the new CF ImageMate is priced at only $30.00 and is nearly 25% faster than its predecessor."
The new SanDisk CF ImageMate is the first CompactFlash reader on the market that supports the emerging Linux operating system. SanDisk's CF ImageMate (which also reads CompactFlash Type II and MicroDrive cards) is USB compliant and supports Windows 2000. A parallel port CF ImageMate that supports Windows '98 and NT 4.0 is also available.
In addition to the new CF ImageMate, SanDisk also introduced two new ImageMates for SmartMedia and MultiMediaCards and a new FlashPathTM floppy disk adapter for MultiMediaCards. Both ImageMates are available in USB and parallel port versions and will soon support Windows 2000.
SanDisk Corporation, 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.