Apple has confirmed their acquisition of Anobit, a technology company that creates parts for flash-based storage drives. Apple currently consumes over 20 percent of the flash memory produced worldwide, so the acquisition will allow them to have finer control over the storage solution found in most of their mobile products, and will make it possible to reduce their dependence on other companies.
Steve Dowling, a spokesman for Cupertino, California-based Apple, said today that the purchase had been made, while declining to elaborate. The statement confirmed a December report from in the Israeli newspaper Cacalist. “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” Dowling said in a telephone interview.