Western Digital


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Western Digital

(Western Digital Corporation, Lake Forest, CA, www.wdc.com) A major manufacturer of storage drives, founded as a specialty semiconductor company under the name General Digital in 1970. In the following year, its name was changed to Western Digital. In 1976, the company introduced the first floppy disk controller, and later, hard disk controllers.

In the late 1980s, Western Digital introduced a line of graphics cards for the PC and also entered the disk drive business. Since then, it has kept up the pace with continual advances in drive technology, making them ever larger and faster. In 2012, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) was acquired, and a 10TB drive geared for surveillance was introduced within two years. In 2016, the company acquired SanDisk, a leader in solid state storage.
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Toshiba and Western Digital has finally settled a long-running legal dispute over the $18 billion sale of Toshiba's flash-memory business.
TechSpot reported Western Digital has invested in Tegile in the past few years, and in April, led a Series E funding round of USD 33m.
Last week, Western Digital announced that several of its SanDisk subsidiaries had sought preliminary injunctive relief in the Superior Court of California for the County of San Francisco preventing Toshiba from transferring its three NAND flash-memory joint ventures operated with Western Digital until the request of the SanDisk subsidiaries for injunctive relief in arbitration is decided by the arbitral tribunal.
The Company also indicated that the debt financing associated with this transaction has been consummated and that the previously obtained funds from this financing have been released from escrow to Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
Western Digital is an industry-leading developer and manufacturer of storage solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience and preserve data.
The transaction is the next step in the transformation of Western Digital into a storage solutions company with global scale, extensive product and technology assets, and expertise in non-volatile memory (NVM).
As Western Digital expands its effort to link your devices and the content stored on them, it has set its sights on the gadget that dominates the living room: the television set.
Both Seagate and Western Digital are engaging in mergers, Seagate with Samsung and Western Digital with Hitachi GST , which will only increase the intensity of the rivalry between the companies.
It's a hard drive, so there isn't much to say about it, but the Western Digital Scorpio Blue 750 GB is neatly designed.
Western Digital Corporation (WDC), a pioneer in data storage and a leader in the hard drive industry globally, will be officially launching their latest best-in-class internal drives and the newly revamped Branded Product line which features new technology, cool colours and larger capacities at GITEX 2009.
To date, our plan is on track, with the roll-out of regional service centres designed to give our customers peace of mind, knowing that they have easy access to local technical support," said Khwaja Saifuddin, sales director, Western Digital, Middle East and Africa.

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