Apple's (AAPL) reported interest in acquiring flash memory controller vendor Anobit is giving a...

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Apple's (AAPL) reported interest in acquiring flash memory controller vendor Anobit is giving a lift to solid-state drive makers OCZ (OCZ +2.7%) and STEC (STEC +6.6%). Sandisk (SNDK +1.1%) is also up, though Anobit's chips indirectly compete with Sandisk's controllers, which tend to be bundled with its flash memory. Bernstein sees Apple's rumored move as an attempt to turn flash vendors into mere suppliers of commodity chips.