SanDisk is Western Digital’s brand for flash memory products, including memory cards and readers, USB flash drives, and solid-state drives. The company was acquired by Western Digital in 2016.

As of March 2019, Western Digital is the fourth-largest manufacturer of flash memory having declined from third-largest in 2014.

SanDisk was founded in 1988 by Eli Harari, Sanjay Mehrotra, and Jack Yuan, incorporated at the time as SunDisk. SanDisk co-founder Eli Harari developed the Floating Gate EEPROM which proved the practicality, reliability and endurance of semiconductor-based data storage.

In 1991 the comapny produced the first flash based SSD in a 2.5-inch hard disk drive form factor for IBM with a 20 MB capacity priced at about $1,000.

On May 10, 2000, the Toshiba Corporation of Japan and the SanDisk Corporation said that they would form a new semiconductor company to produce advanced flash memory, primarily for digital cameras.

In 2005 the company entered the digital audio player market with the release of its first flash-based MP3 player, named Sansa e100.

SanDisk was acquired by hard disk drive manufacturer Western Digital on May 12, 2016 in a US$19 billion deal.

In 2016, SanDisk was awarded with Enterprise Storage Award under the category of Cloud & Infrastructure.

It has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Admired Brand of the year 2016 according to VARIndia IT Magazine.

The company has been recognized as the Best Removable Flash Storage Brand.
It was awarded under the category of Media Storage conducted by Asian Photography magazine.

Bestowed with CES Innovation Honoree Award 2016.

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