Nov 21 (Reuters) - Greenlight Capital President DavidEinhorn said he has taken a stake in Micron Technology Inc because the chipmaker stands to benefit from industryconsolidation, and defended his investment in Apple Inc by citing the company's software sales.
Einhorn made the comments in an interview on Thursday airedon CNBC, after speaking at an investor conference in New Yorkthat was closed to the media. Reports of his earlier remarks hadsent shares in Micron Technology climbing.
In the CNBC interview Einhorn also said he remains short onGreen Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc and Chipotle MexicanGrill Inc.
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