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SanDisk

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.

Company Info

STOCK INFO SNDK
Revenues* $1.8 BILLION
Revenue Growth 42.5%
Return on Equity 13.7%
Total Return5.4%
Profits* $277.6 MILLION
Industry COMPUTERS AND PERIPHERALS
CORPORATE WEB SITE
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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Company Snapshot

SanDisk Corp. engages in the design, development, and marketing of flash storage card products used in various consumer electronics worldwide. Its products include flash cards, Universal Serial Bus, flash drives, and digital audio players. The company’s flash storage allows data to be stored in a compact format that retains the data for an extended period of time after the power has been turned off. Its products are used in digital cameras, feature phones, and other digital consumer devices. SanDisk Corp. sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, retailers, and distributors. The company was co-founded by Eli Harari and Sanjay Mehrotra in 1988. SanDisk Corp. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.

No. of Employees

876


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Eli Harari

Eli Harari

AGE: 59

Titles

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

CEO Bio >

Total Compensation*

$ 2.1 MILLION

Total Value of Options**

$ 53.8 MILLION

Degrees Held

Princeton University (MA, PhD), University of Manchester (BS)

* Latest available fiscal year
** The sum of the net value of options exercised and held in the latest available fiscal year

Key Executives

Eli Harari, Sanjay Mehrotra, Nelson Chan, Judy Bruner

Board Members

Eli Harari, Irwin Federman, Catherine P. Lego, Michael E. Marks, James D. Meindl, Alan F. Shugart


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