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Global HDD shortages to peak in 1Q12

Nov 2, 16:00

Hard disk drive shortages are expected to peak in the first quarter of 2012, and the global supply chain will resume normal production the following quarter at the earliest, according...

HDD supply disruption to impact 4Q11 revenues, says GBM

Nov 1, 16:15

Global Brands Manufacture (GBM), which makes PCBs and also provides assembly services for the boards, has warned that its fourth-quarter revenues will be dragged down by sales of...

Digitimes Research: Thailand flood to create 12% HDD supply gap in 4Q11 and may enlarge in 1Q12

Nov 1, 14:00

According to Digitimes Research senior analyst Joanne Chien, most hard drive and related key component makers are currently unable to fully control their plants that were affected...

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Acer expects 4Q11 notebook shipments to slip 5-10% due to HDD shortages

Oct 31, 11:35

Acer originally expected its notebook shipments to remain flat in the fourth quarter of 2011, or rise by up to 5% from the preceding quarter, but now has lowered the fourth-quarter...

Firms raise external HDD prices

Oct 26, 15:17

Companies have recently raised prices for their external hard drives by 10-20%, amid speculation that recent flooding in Thailand might cause tight supply for HDDs and related components,...

Seagate expected to be global largest HDD supplier in 4Q11 due to Thailand flooding, say Taiwan makers

Oct 24, 11:19

Seagate Technology has downward adjusted its global shipment forecast for the fourth quarter of 2011 from 55 million hard disk drives to 40-50 million units because its production...

Prices for 2.5-inch HDDs rise by 5-10% due to Thailand flooding

Oct 21, 16:42

The serious flooding in Thailand has forced hard disk drive (HDD) assembly and HDD component factories in the area to stop production and consequently a global shortage of HDDs is...

HDD prices to rise in November due to flooding in Thailand

Oct 19, 01:20

International suppliers of hard disk drives (HDDs) are expected to raise prices as component costs will rise and demand from PC ODM/OEM makers has significantly increased due to the...

Thai flooding likely to constrain HDD supplies, says IHS

Oct 18, 10:00

Thailand has experienced its worst floods in more than 50 years, potentially leading to a shortage of HDD supplies during the current quarter that may last into the first quarter...

Ultrabook players to adopt hybrid HDD to save cost

Oct 18, 01:10

Hybrid hard disc drives (HDD) have recently become a popular choice among notebook brand vendors for their ultrabook models, according to sources from ultrabook players.

Flooding in Thailand may cause global short supply of HDDs in December, say Taiwan makers

Oct 17, 10:57

Suppliers of hard disk drives (HDDs) have lowered inventory levels from 20-25 days to 10-15 days due to weak demand, according to industry sources. The decreased inventory volumes...

Market for hard drives and other storage devices expands despite challenges, says IHS iSuppli

Oct 13, 14:21

Shipments of storage devices for computers rose across the board during the second quarter, resulting from the March earthquake in Japan after panicked manufacturers strove to replenish...

Seagate, WD update impact of Thai flooding

Oct 13, 11:02

Seagate Technology and Western Digital (WD), the two biggest companies in the global HDD market, have provided updates to their operations in Thailand in light of the current flooding...

HDD industry impacted by Thailand floods

Oct 13, 01:25

HDD players Western Digital, Seagate, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) and Toshiba have all been impacted by the floods in Thailand amid power shortages and a breakdown...

Global HDD shipments to grow only 3% sequentially in 3Q11

Sep 27, 01:10

Global hard disc drive (HDD) shipments are expected to grow slightly by 3% in the third quarter, up from 165 million units in the second, while shipments in the fourth quarter are...

HDD shipments rise 4% in 2Q11, says IHS iSuppli

Sep 7, 16:42

Despite the impact of the Japan earthquake, shipments of hard disk drives (HDD) edged up in the second quarter, according to a new IHS iSuppli Storage Space Market Brief from information...

Cal-Comp expects to ship 18 million external HDDs in 2011

Aug 10, 10:52

Cal-Comp Electronics, a Thailand-based EMS (electronics manufacturing service) provider belonging to the Taiwan-based Kinpo-Compal Group, expects to ship 18 million external hard...

Can Seagate thin HDD stave off the threat of SSDs? asks IHS

Aug 5, 01:20

Seagate Technology's introduction of a super-slim hard disk drive (HDD) could help the HDD industry stave off the incursion of solid-state drives (SSDs) in the notebook and tablet...

Taiwan memory module firms expanding portable HDD lines

Jul 20, 16:41

The market for external HDDs is expected to boom buoyed by the growing popularity of mobile computers such as thin and lightweight notebooks, and tablet PCs. Taiwan-based memory module...

JMicron lands USB 3.0 chip orders from Samsung

Jul 15, 10:50

JMicron Technology has grabbed orders for USB 3.0 hard drive (HDD) controllers from Samsung Electronics, with shipments slated for August, according to market sources.

Pressure to be lifted on rare earth element pricing, says Information Network

Jul 7, 15:27

Manufacturers of a broad spectrum of high-tech products have been feeling the impact of price hikes in rare earth element-based processing materials because of China's embargo in...

Global HDD supply short by 10 million units in 2Q11

Jun 22, 10:23

Global demand for hard disk drives (HDDs) in the second quarter is estimated at 160 million units while total supply by the five main international vendors is expected to be 150 million...

Global short supply of HDDs expected in 2H11

Jun 20, 10:47

Although Texas Instruments and Renesas Electronics, the global suppliers HDD chips, have resumed operations at their Japan factories damaged by the earthquake on March 11, 2011, demand...

Commentary: HDD market consolidates as players keep their eyes on the cloud

Jun 3, 15:51

The year 2011 has been a volatile one for the hard drive disk (HDD) industry. With Western Digital having bought Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) for US$4.3 billion and...

VIA USB 3.0 HDD device controller certified by USB-IF

Newswatch - May 9, 17:03

VIA Labs' new USB 3.0 device controller, dubbed VL701, has been certified by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), according to the company.

Seagate to control 40% of HDD market with Samsung acquisition, says IHS iSuppli

May 4, 16:54

Seagate Technology's recent buyout of Samsung Electronics' hard disk drive (HDD) business will considerably boost the newly merged entity's overall standing, with combined shipments...

HDD component maker Min Aik expects flat shipments in 2Q11

Apr 26, 01:10

Taiwan-based hard disc drive (HDD) maker Min Aik Technology is expected to see its component shipments remain flat on quarter as several key hard drive components such as aluminum...

Samsung to sell HDD division, expand partnership with Seagate

Apr 20, 13:51

Samsung Electronics has announced it entered into a strategic deal with Seagate Technology to expand their strategic relationship. The agreement covers the sale of its hard disk drive...

Seagate buying Samsung HDD department rumor unlikely to occur shortly

Apr 19, 01:45

Rumor about hard drive maker Seagate may purchase Samsung Electronics' hard drive business has been spreading in IT market after report about Samsung considering selling its hard...

Memory module firm Silicon Power to deal out dividend of NT$2.50 for 2010

Apr 12, 15:55

Memory module maker Silicon Power Computer & Communications will hand out total dividends of NT$2.50 (US$0.09) - NT$1.50 in cash and NT$1 in shares - for 2010, according to a...

HDD prices for OEM market to increase 5-10% in 2Q11

Apr 1, 01:50

Due to a shortage of controller chips for motors used in hard disk drives, prices of HDDs in the OEM market are likely to increase by 5-10% in the second quarter. Prices in the channel...

HDD components grow 25% in 2010, says Information Network

Mar 24, 11:21

While the hard disk drive (HDD) market recorded disk drive unit shipment growth of 17.1% in 2010, component manufacturers such as heads and suspensions grew 24.7%, according to The...

Digitimes Insight: Japan earthquake to affect HDD industry

Mar 21, 10:50

The global hard disk drive (HDD) industry, already facing challenges from solid state drives (SSDs), cloud computing and limitation of vertical read-write technologies, is expected...

Japan earthquake to affect HDD industry

Digitimes Insight: WD buys HGST to increase HDD market share

Mar 11, 10:42

Japan-based Hitachi on March 7 announced that it has sold subsidiary Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST), a top three hard disk drive (HDD) maker globally, to Western Digital...

Western Digital to become dominate HDD maker with Hitachi acquisition, says iSuppli

Mar 8, 12:03

With its purchase of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST), hard drive maker Western Digital (WDC) will pad its lead in the global hard disk drive (HDD) market, giving...

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    Samsung 1TB mSATA SSD

    Samsung Electronics has launched its 840 EVO mSATA SSD line-up, including a one terabyte (TB) version. The Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD is an extension of the 840 EVO line-up which...

    Photo: Company, Dec 18.

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    Toshiba MQ02ABF slim HDD

    Toshiba has announced the launch of slim 7mm-height 2.5-inch, two-platter, 5,400 RPM SATA hard disk drives (HDD). The new MQ02ABF series, Toshiba's first two-platter 7mm-height HDD...

    Photo: Company, Oct 28.

  • Western+Digital+3%2E5%2Dinch+4TB+Red+hard+drive

    Western Digital 3.5-inch 4TB Red hard drive

    Western Digital has announced the expansion of its WD Red line of SATA hard drives specifically designed for home and small office network attached storage (NAS) systems with one-...

    Photo: Company, Sep 13.

  • Toshiba+MQ01ACF+series+HDD

    Toshiba MQ01ACF series HDD

    Toshiba has announced that it will expand its family of small form factor 2.5-inch hard disc drives (HDDs) with a new series that packs up to 500GB of data storage into a unit with...

    Photo: Company, Aug 26.

  • Cubic+Computing+%2D+Cubicom

    Cubic Computing - Cubicom

    - Supports Intel/Gigabyte NUC series M/Bs - Supports internal 2.5" HDD that can be used for boot-up for cost saving purpose (with selected models) - Multiple ID design available -...

    Photo: Company, Jul 17.

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