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SLIDESHOW: Top 5 NAND Flash Memory Producers

SLIDESHOW: Top 5 NAND Flash Memory Producers

In 2011, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) became the world's largest buyer of NAND flash memory.

Between the iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Apple produces several devices that use flash memory exclusively.

Not even Samsung (OTC: SSNLF) -- which actually produces its own flash memory -- uses more.

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), the former leader in flash memory purchases, became the number-two buyer after Apple took the lead.

With these and so many other companies devouring the industry's fastest storage format, investors may wonder who produces the most flash memory. Click through this slideshow to find out.

Disclosure: At the time of this writing, Louis Bedigian had no position in the equities mentioned in this slideshow.

Louis Bedigian is the Senior Tech Analyst and Features Writer of Benzinga. You can reach him at 248-636-1322 or louis(at)benzingapro(dot)com. Follow him @LouisBedigianBZ

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