20 most profitable tech companies
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15. Western Digital
Fortune 500 rank:
The hard-drive maker's profits rose 53.7% to $867 million on sales of $8 billion as it diversified beyond the desktop computer market into hard drives for mobile devices, DVRs and other consumer electronic products.
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Last updated April 29 2009: 1:31 PM ET
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