TOKYO After tapping a Chinese operation to assemble its CompactFlash cards, SanDisk Corp. has moved the assembly of its Multimedia Card, a stamp-size flash device, to Taiwan. With the move, SanDisk has entrusted the production of its volume flash-cards to Asian assembly and test facilities.
SanDisk will rely on two Taiwan companies Siliconware Precision Industries Co. Ltd. and Siliconware Corp. to package, test and assemble the Multimedia Card, ensuring low-cost production capacity.
SanDisk will offer a 32-Mbyte Multimedia Card in May. The company is developing a 256-Mbit flash memory on a 0.28-micron process; it will hit the market in the second half of this year. SanDisk intends to offer a 64-Mbyte Multimedia Card using two of the 256-Mbit parts.