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Barbra Streisand, eat your heart out. These days no one sings "Memories" louder than SanDisk. Lots of people are taking the company's advice to "store your world in ours," with its memory cards for digital music players, PDAs, flash ThumbDrives, cameras, photo viewers, and more.
And while Apple may rule the roost with its iPod digital music players, guess who's a surprising No. 2? If you said SanDisk, you're right. This year, the Sunnyvale, Calif., company shows no signs of slowing after a few blockbuster years of sales and profit growth. Now, the co-creator of the secure-digital memory card is moving into cellular phones with smaller form-factor memory cards such as miniSD and TransFlash. That puts the company on track to top $1.8 billion in sales this year, up from $1.77 billion in 2004.
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All figures are for the most recent available 12 months.
* Latest available data for the 12-month period ended Dec. 31, Jan. 31, Feb. 29, Mar. 31, or Apr. 30. For companies that do not report quarterly, the most recent annual data were used.
Data provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat, BusinessWeek
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