Amsterdam, 26. November 2004: DIWA (Digital Imaging Websites Association), a world-wide organisation of collaborating websites, today has the pleasure of announcing that the DIWA Innovation Award is granted to the new Extreme III series of SanDisk flash memory cards. The Extreme III cards use the newly developed ESP (Enhanced Super-Parallel Processing) technology. This is a groundbreaking development that provides the world’s highest read and write speeds up to a minimum of 20 megabytes per second (MB/sec.). High-end photographers are in constant search for fast storage products and SanDisk Extreme III is designed to fulfil this need. Beside significantly improved speed, the new cards also feature extended operating temperature range, enabling them to work under virtually any condition.
The ESP technology combines NAND Flash memory chips and 32-bit RISC processing controller chips. The new ESP has super-parallel write and read operations that are coupled with accelerated flash data bus architecture, allowing twice the transfer speed of an average card on today's market. Thanks to this new technology, the flash card will no longer be the bottleneck during data storage, which was often the case in the past.
The DIWA organization recognises the importance of this new technology and is therefore pleased to honour SanDisk's Extreme III product line