SanDisk Corporation is a company that designs, develops and manufactures flash memory storage devices and software. San Disk is the third-largest manufacturer of flash memory in the world. In October 2015 Western Digital agreed to buy San Disk Corp in a $19 billion deal.
SanDisk has manufactured storage products used in data centers and embedded in smartphones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available at 300,000 retail stores in more than 100 countries.
The Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has offices, design centers, test and assembly plants and NAND flash memory fabs located around the world. The company has manufacturing facilities in China, Japan and Malaysia. San Disk has sales, operations, research and development, and administration in the United States, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates. More than half the company’s sales are outside the United States.
The company has more than 8,600 employees worldwide.
San Disk is publicly traded on NASDAQ. As of June 2015, its market capitalization was over US$13.3 billion.
San Disk is led by Sanjay Mehrotra, co-founder, president, and chief executive officer.
The company markets flash memory products directly to businesses, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), value-added resellers, system integrators, and consumers.SanDisk’s intellectual property portfolio includes patents in flash memory device and design, process technology, packaging, test, applications, and system-level technologies that have helped drive the wide adoption and proliferation of flash memory and expand the possibilities of storage.SanDisk holds more than 5,000 patents worldwide. The company’s patent portfolio is consistently recognized as one of the strongest in the technology industry.Multi-Level Cell stores two bits of data in each flash memory cell to double the “density” of each memory chip.