SanDisk's Music Appreciation
SanDisk (SNDK - Get Report) CEO Eli Harari joined Cramer by telephone on the show. Cramer asked Harari why his company was getting into the MP3 music player market when every company except Apple (AAPL - Get Report) has failed with it.
Harari said he believes the biggest market for music worldwide will ultimately be cell phones equipped with music capabilities.
Cramer said he agreed and asked Harari if SanDisk's competitor, Samsung, is possibly losing money on its deal with Apple to supply chips for Apple's new iPod nano given the nano's pricing.Harari said he did not believe Samsung was losing money on the deal. But, he said through the nano, Samsung was upstaging and displacing micro-hard drives with its flash memory chips, which is good news for SanDisk in that it helps open up new markets. Cramer asked Harari what percentage of cell phones will have slots for flash memory cards in 2006. Harari said 150 million out of roughly 700 million handsets produced in 2005 would have flash memory card slots, and the market would continue to grow in 2006. Music downloads should fuel that growth, he said. Commenting on its multilevel-cell (MLC) technology, Harari said SanDisk had licensed the technology to Intel (INTC - Get Report), Samsung, Toshiba and Hitachi (HIT), and his company is suing STMicroelectronics (STM - Get Report) over the technology. Cramer summed up the interview saying SanDisk "is the best-performing stock in tech," and it is going higher, he said.
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