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09-09-2008, 12:20 PM   #1
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Samsung Plans On Buying Out SanDisk

Samsung Electronics considers buying SanDisk - Austin Business Journal:

I think the growth of Samsung is generally good news for K-Mount. No matter what brand.

Imagine when Pentax or Samsung comes out with a Super Fast shutter speed Dslr (say 15-20 fps at full resolution),and there is a 30gb sandisk SD card to match
that speed without delay at all...

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I saw this a few days ago and I was wondering if it would have any affects on Pentax. Samsung is a very large company so I doubt it would do much. Except what you say that the general growth of Samsung is good.
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It's almost like a SSD / Flash memory monopoly. I dont know how good that would be.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Okami Quote
It's almost like a SSD / Flash memory monopoly. I dont know how good that would be.
In fact Sandisk has a couple patents licensed by Samsung (and others) when they build flash. It means Samsung is fed up paying Sandisk and the buyout of Sandisk could be pretty quickly paid for.

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I actually like Samsung products in general, and did before ever having a Pentax.

This is cool news, and hopefully Samsung works wonders with SanDisk products
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cool news. I too like their products, well their SD is better IMO than lexar, but their tradeshow booth staff are rather rude to the average person I have noticed... once you get behind the closed doors than your set
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Sounds good to me, Samsung is aiming to be a serious player in the market.


QuoteOriginally posted by ryan s Quote
I actually like Samsung products in general, and did before ever having a Pentax.

This is cool news, and hopefully Samsung works wonders with SanDisk products
I've always been fond of Samsung products too. Great design, and seem very functional.
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Sorry guys but this deal is more about all devices that use flash memory than anything specific about digital cameras. And least of all I don't see how it helps digital cameras by give you less choice for flash memory providers.

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Sorry guys but this deal is more about all devices that use flash memory than anything specific about digital cameras. And least of all I don't see how it helps digital cameras by give you less choice for flash memory providers.
Sandisk isn't a flash cell manufacturer. It is not realted to flash cells manufacturing but patents/economies of scale.
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I'm using Sandisk Etreme III cards, perhaps if these buyout goes ahead, on proving your a Pentax owner (sort of Samsung ish in parts) I'll get huge discounts on cards.
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