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I am interested in the possibility of SanDisk as a candidate Gorilla but am having a hard time getting data. Their flash memory products are gouped with memory storage devices which includes disk drive mfgrs like Seagate, etc. This tends to obscure SNDK's real share of the burgeoning flashdisk market. Any sources for data to answer the following questions would be appreciated:1. What share of the CompactFlash market does SNDK currently have? 2. Who are the competiton?(Lexar Media,SSTI are two I know of) 3. How much of a threat are the competing flash card technologies such as SmartMedia (Microtek Intl, Peripheral Enhancements and others) or Sony's Memory Stick? 4. What about Samsung and Casio, two monsters waiting to pounce? It would seem that we are already in the tornado and if there is a stampede by the digital camera, MP3 player and Palm manufacturers to SNDK's format they may be in a great postion to be a Gorilla. They have been movers in the CopmactFlash Association (mfgrs and users group) but I do not know if their architecture is proprietary. Thanks Reveille (time to wake up)
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