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Toshiba agrees to sell memory-chip unit to Bain Capital-led consortium

Sep 21, 10:33

Toshiba has agreed to sell its memory-chip business to KK Pangea, a special purpose acquisition company formed by a Bain Capital Private Equity-led consortium. The decision was made...

Toshiba signs MoU to sell memory business to Bain Capital-led consortium

Sep 13, 15:22

Toshiba announced on September 13 that the company has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bain Capital Private Equity, the lead member of a consortium currently...

NAND flash market to top US$65 billion in 2020, says report

Sep 12, 10:45

The NAND flash market is forecast to top US$65 billion in 2020, up from US$40 billion in 2017, according to data from a ChinaFlashMarket.com report.

CFMS (China Flash Market Summit) 2017

Toshiba says talks to sell Toshiba Memory continue

Sep 1, 14:55

Toshiba has disclosed negotiations with three potential buyers for its memory chip business, Toshiba Memory, continue.

Western Digital to acquire Tegile Systems

Aug 30, 13:44

Western Digital has announced plans to acquire Tegile Systems, a provider of flash and persistent-memory storage solutions for enterprise data center applications. Financial terms...

Global 2Q17 NAND flash market posts 8% growth, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 22, 10:51

The worldwide NAND flash memory market posted revenues of US$13.22 billion in the second quarter of 2017, up 8% sequentially, according to DRAMeXchange.

Toshiba says court order will not affect memory operations

Aug 16, 13:50

Toshiba has been ordered by a US court to resume Western Digital's access to certain Toshiba's databases, but this order will not affect the operations of its memory chip unit - Toshiba...

Toshiba to invest in new fab without SanDisk

Aug 4, 10:00

Toshiba will invest in Fab 6 of its Yokkaichi operations in Mie (Japan) alone, after failing to reach an agreement with manufacturing partner Western Digital (formerly SanDisk) on...

Toshiba transfers Phison shares to memory unit

Jul 26, 14:39

Toshiba has transferred its partial stake stake in Phison Electronics to its memory unit, Toshiba Memory (TMC), according to the Taiwan-based memory device controller supplier.

WD comments on Toshiba bid on flash JV

Jun 21, 20:38

Western Digital has issued a statement regarding Toshiba's selection of a consortium led by Korea-based SK Hynix and Bain Capital Japan, with funding provided by the government in...

Phison looking to maintain tie with Toshiba memory-chip business

Apr 10, 23:48

Phison Electronics will be seeking to maintain its tie with Toshiba's flash memory business even if the ownership of the business is transferred, according to Khein Seng Pua, chairman...

Global HDD shipments in 2016 estimated at 425.8 million units, says IDEMA Japan

Mar 2, 10:53

There were 425.8 million hard disk drives (HDDs) shipped globally in 2016, slipping 9.2% on year, and annual shipments kept decreasing from the peak of 651.4 million units in 2010,...

Western Digital, Unisplendour form joint venture

Sep 9, 13:53

Western Digital and Unisplendour, a part of China's Tsinghua Unigroup, have announced the launch of their previously-announced joint venture.

Western Digital announces 64-layer 3D NAND technology

Jul 29, 10:45

Western Digital has successfully developed next-generation 3D NAND technology, BiCS3, with 64 layers of vertical storage capability, according to the company. Pilot production of...

Toshiba, Western Digital open new flash memory fab in Japan

Jul 18, 10:38

Toshiba and Western Digital have jointly announced the opening of a new fab in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, Japan, which will support the conversion of the companies' 2D NAND capacity...

China firm terminates investment plan in Western Digital

Feb 24, 16:17

Western Digital has disclosed its agreement with Unisplendour (Unis), and Unis Union Information System (Unis Union), a subsidiary of Unis that agreed to make a US$3.775 billion equity...

Seagate launches 10TB HDD

Jan 21, 14:08

Seagate has launched 10TB helium hard drives targeting the enterprise sector. The hard disc drive (HDD) has already received orders from players such as Huawei and Alibaba.

Western Digital, Seagate in 10TB HDD competition

Dec 7, 14:33

Following Western Digital's releases of shingled magnetic recording (SMR)-based helium-filled 10TB hard disc drive (HDD) and perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR)-based 10TB HDD,...

Western Digital, Seagate see PCs growing less important to revenues

Nov 5, 14:06

Hard disk drive (HDD) makers Western Digital and Seagate have announced their financial results for the third quarter and both makers are seeing their PC business revenue contributions...

Competition growing fierce for HDD makers

Western Digital announces acquisition of SanDisk

Oct 22, 14:54

Western Digital and SanDisk on October 21 announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Western Digital will acquire all of the outstanding shares of SanDisk...

Western Digital, Seagate release new mobile HDDs

Jun 22, 12:23

Western Digital and Seagate have both released new mobile hard disk drive (HDD) products recently as demand has been rising rapidly. Western Digital has launched mobile HDDs with...

JMicron grabs SSD controller orders from Western Digital, says report

Stockwatch - Jan 19, 21:43

Memory controller IC supplier JMicron Technology has grabbed orders for solid-state drives (SSD) from Western Digital (WD), as well as orders from memory module makers including Adata...

HGST pushing new technologies to enhance storage capability

Dec 30, 22:33

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST), a subsidiary of Western Digital, has hosted a conference in Taipei, Taiwan, inviting its partners in the Greater China region to showcase...

Western Digital to set R&D center in Taiwan

Dec 24, 16:19

Western Digital has announced to establish an R&D center in Taiwan and expects Taiwan's talent and rich R&D experience to benefit its software development process.

Jim Welsh, executive vice president, WD Content Solutions Business and worldwide sales

Global storage market to reach US$38 billion in 2014, says Western Digital

Dec 18, 22:02

The global storage market, including HDD and enterprise SSD devices, is expected to grow from around US$36 billion in 2013 to US$38 billion in 2014 and further to US$42 billion in...

Western Digital sees opportunities in enterprise storage

HDD vendors promoting ultra-slim models

Mar 28, 11:07

HDD vendors have been promoting 5mm ultra-slim HDDs for ultrabooks, 2-in-1 devices and above 10-inch tablets, with Dell, Asustek Computer and Lenovo expected to be initial adopters...

Western Digital expects growth in surveillance HDD demand

Mar 25, 14:42

Western Digital expects demand for surveillance hard disc drives (HDD) to grow 10% within the next 3-5 years and the growth will be contributed mainly by the Asia Pacific market,...

Western Digital pushing new hybrid drive technology to niche markets

Nov 25, 21:26

Western Digital has developed a new hybrid drive technology, integrating an 120GB solid state drive (SSD) and an 1TB hard disc drive (HDD) into a 2.5-inch hard drive. The company...

Western Digital expects new acquisition to benefit SSD business

Oct 25, 12:16

Western Digital has recently completed the acquisition of server flash memory maker Virident Systems, spending US$685 million. The acquisition is expected to help strengthen the hard...

Taiwan market: Western Digital opens customer service center

Sep 30, 21:54

Western Digital has announced the establishment of its first customer service center in Taiwan, aiming to help consumers get their after-sales services as soon as possible.

Helium-filled hard drives could lift Western Digital above competition in enterprise market, says IHS

Jan 4, 11:04

Western Digital's upcoming line of high-efficiency and super-capacity helium-filled hard disk drives (HDD) could elevate the company to the top of the enterprise HDD space, according...

Western Digital expected to turn conservative about HDD shipments in 4Q12

Oct 29, 22:44

With hard disc drive (HDD) maker Western Digital has recently announced its latest financial report with a shipment drop, sources from the HDD-related industry expect the company...

WD expected to start production of 5mm HDDs at end of 2012, say Taiwan makers

Sep 20, 01:00

Western Digital (WD) has unveiled 5mm-thick hard disk drives (HDDs) and hybrid HDDs and originally planned to begin volume production in early 2013, but due to positive response from...

Western Digital shakes off Thailand flood impact, retakes HDD market lead in 2Q12, says IHS

Aug 29, 16:50

Six months after losing the top spot in the global hard disk drive (HDD) segment due to the flooding disaster in Thailand, Western Digital in the second quarter recovered its market...

High prices generate record revenues for HDD market in 1Q12, says IHS

Jun 13, 16:38

The global hard disk drive (HDD) industry surged to record revenues in the first quarter, thanks to higher average selling prices that compensated for the wreckage and loss in shipments...

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    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.

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    Toshiba 3TB 3.5-inch HDD

    Toshiba has announced the launch of a family of advanced 3.5-inch HDDs that bring multi-terabyte capacities to the consumer space. Volume shipments of the drives, produced with...

    Photo: Company, Aug 17.

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    WD SiliconEdge Blue

    Western Digital (WD) has announced shipping its first consumer-oriented SSD with the new WD SiliconEdge 2.5-inch SSD family. WD SiliconEdge Blue SSDs, in capacities up to 256GB,...

    Photo: Company, Mar 8.

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    The 250GB Western Digital Scorpio 2.5-inch Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive

    Western Digital (WD) announced it is now shipping its 250GB Scorpio 2.5-inch Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives. The WD Scorpio features WD's exclusive WhisperDrive technology, which...

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