SanDisk Corporation recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of flash memory.
Companies such as SanDisk have increased the capacity of flash memory by 30,000 times while decreasing its cost by 50,000 times over the past two decades. SanDisk’s first product, a 20 megabyte solid state drive (SSD), sold for $1,000 in 1991.
The 25-year anniversary of flash memory arrives as the consumer demand for powerful mobile devices reached record levels. SanDisk envisions a world where flash memory fuels every interaction with digital content, from capturing photos on a smartphone to sharing those images via the cloud powered by SSDs.