Looks like Western Digital’s acquisition of SanDisk is moving forward, as the hard drive maker’s shareholders have given a green light to offer common stock as part of the SanDisk deal. In turn, SanDisk’s shareholders have also approved of the Western Digital acquisition, making the transaction a done deal thus far. Western Digital’s shareholders held a special meeting on Tuesday. Around 90% of the shareholder group voted in favor of the stock issuance in the SanDisk deal. However, that number is merely a preliminary account, as the company will release the actual numbers in a Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed with the
Computex 2015: SanDisk Launches Dime-Sized 128GB Flash Drive
SanDisk’s 128GB flash drive is only the size of a dime.
SanDisk Reveals 200 GB MicroSD Card at MWC 2015
It’s 56% bigger than a 128 GB card.
SanDisk Reports Lukewarm Earnings for Q3 2014
SanDisk reported record revenues for the third quarter of 2014, but disappointed on profit, showing a quarterly and year over year decrease.
SanDisk Rolls Out World’s First 512GB SD Card
SD cards are getting more data jam packed every few months, and SanDisk is ready to extend the limits of SD cards yet again, as it launches the world’s very first 512GB SD card. The Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I is designated as a rugged, standard use SD card, but don’t let its appearance fool you. With a whopping 512GB storage space, it beats out most of the latest and recently released standard SD cards by at least twice or even four times as much. As SanDisk advertises it, the new SD card will be perfect for saving lots of high resolution media, the type data
SanDisk rolls out world's first 512GB SD card
SD cards are getting more data jam packed every few months, and SanDisk (NASDAQ: SNDK) is ready to extend the limits of SD cards yet again, as it launches the world’s very first 512GB SD card. The Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I is designated as a rugged, standard use SD card, but don’t let its appearance fool you. With a whopping 512GB storage space, it beats out most of the latest and recently released standard SD cards by at least twice or even four times as much. As SanDisk advertises it, the new SD card will be perfect for saving lots of high resolution media, the type
SanDisk to buy FusionIO for $1.1 billion, Consolidation Continues
SanDisk and FusionIO have entered into an agreement where SanDisk will purchase all of FusionIO and its assets to the tune of $1.1 billion in cash, once again continuing the consolidation of the NAND flash market into fewer bigger companies. This announcement is likely a response to Seagate’s recent acquisition of the NAND flash division of Avago which included the SandForce controller division. However, the real truth is that FusionIO is not anywhere near a consumer flash storage company and most of their customers are professionals or enterprise while most of SandForce’s products are consumer focused. I’m sure SanDisk would have loved to buy both
Seagate Buys LSI Flash Business for $450 Million from Avago
So, its starting to get a bit confusing how many times SandForce has changed hands by this point, but the short of it is that they were bought by LSI in 2011 to beef up the company’s flash business, and then LSI as a whole was purchased by Avago last year which included the SandForce division. And now, Avago, a company mostly known for their components (not necessarily entire products) has sold the solid state flash business of LSI to Seagate to the tune of $450 million. This includes both LSI’s own line of PCIe based SSDs as well as their SSD controller business which produces
SanDisk Launches World's First 2.5" 4TB SSD
There is no denying that SSD capacities have been steadily increasing with each generation of NAND improvements and with newer and newer controllers. But the holy grail has always been how much capacity can you fit into a 2.5″ drive since that is the most commonly used form factor for more enterprise drives nowadays. As such, it was astonishing to hear that SanDisk was able to cram 4TB of solid state storage into a single 2.5″ drive, which supposedly isn’t the end of SanDisk’s innovation. The SanDisk Optimus MAX SAS SSDs are specifically designed to replace spinning 10k and 15k RPM 2.5″ HDDs and to do