Company Name: SanDisk Corporation
Sector: App Infrastructure Component Suppliers
SanDisk Corporation is an American multinational corporation that designs and manufactures flash memory card products. SanDisk was founded in 1988 by Dr. Eli Harari and Sanjay Mehrotra, non-volatile memory technology experts. SanDisk became a publicly traded company on NASDAQ in November 1995. In October 2010 its market capitalization was US$8.9 billion. SanDisk produces many different types of flash memory, including various memory cards and a series of USB removable drives. SanDisk markets to both the high-end and low-end sector demand for premium quality flash memory, and markets to other equipment makers as well as direct to consumers.
Manufacturing processes are often underrated because most people never care or ask about the "how" and instead just focus on the "what" but this time, we're giving a shout out to the incredibly underrated manufacturing process making it easy to stack incredibly tiny chips into a small vertical space, completely optimizing on space to double how much storage capacity you could have without increasing the size of your memory card.
SanDisk can do it by a combination of shaving down chips until they're very thin, and then assembling them and wiring them up in packages that take up no more space than ordinary, single-layer chips.
SanDisk uses the technique to put 8 memory chips in a 1mm thick microSD card, enabling them to cram 32GB into a space the approximate size and thickness of your pinkie fingernail. As App's continue to grow and fit into smaller mobile devices, SanDisk is ready to fill the memory void.
Closing Price as of February 4, 2011 - $48.03
2 Year Projection: +142%