Microsoft, SanDisk Enter Joint Venture

Microsoft is charged with developing the software, which will allow users to bring personal computing settings, applications, and data on a USB flash drive or flash memory card. SanDisk will develop the hardware capabilities, based on its U3 smart technology. SanDisk plans to incorporate TrustedFlash security features and other encryption technology. SanDisk will produce the jointly developed solution on removable flash cards and Cruzer USB drives starting in the second half of 2008. The companies plan to offer migration paths to modify existing U3 applications.

(May 14, 2007) FREMONT and SAN JOSE, CA &#151 The German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) approved KLA-Tencor’s bid to purchase Therma-Wave shares, completing the regulatory approval process for the metrology equipment company’s acquisition.


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