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  • Last update: Monday 15 February 2016 [164 news items]

Taiwan market: Toshiba launches slim portable external HDD

Sep 28, 15:44

Toshiba Digital Media Network Taiwan, Toshiba Storage Products' subsidiary responsible for marketing in Taiwan, China and Southeast Asia, on September 27 unveiled Canvio Slim, a super-slim...

Toshiba Canvio Slim

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...

Adata posts 15% sales drop in August

Sep 7, 01:40

Adata Technology has reported an about 15% sequential decrease in revenues for August 2012. The memory module maker revealed that sales of its standard module products declined substantially,...

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...

Acer, HP consider to take back chassis purchase authority

Aug 21, 01:35

Acer and Hewlett-Packard (HP) are considering to retrieve their chassis purchase authority from notebook ODMs in hoping to effectively control their production capacity and quality,...

HDD players reportedly to push development of 5mm designs for ultrabook

Aug 14, 01:00

Hard disc drive (HDD) players have reportedly split some of their hybrid storage solutions R&D resources to work on 5mm HDDs in order to create a product that can satisfy demand...

HDDs still dominance in notebook market, IHS says

Jul 23, 10:51

Despite sluggish sales, conventional notebooks equipped with hard disk drives (HDD) as their main storage medium are unlikely to have their market share threatened in the near term...

SSDs may replace HDDs to become mainstream storage in 3-5 years

Jul 6, 14:51

The large earthquake in northeastern Japan in March 2011 and flooding in Thailand in October 2011 resulted in short supply of hard disk drives (HDDs) and therefore pushed up prices...

Mixed storage solutions key to popularity of ultrabook PCs, says HGST executive

Jul 5, 12:56

The sales performance for first-generation Ultrabook PCs equipped with SSDs (solid-state drives) has fallen short of expectations because of high sales prices due to high costs of...

Taiwan market: Seagate launches external HDD Backup Plus

Jun 27, 13:52

Seagate Technology on June 26 unveiled Backup Plus, a series of external hard disk drives (HDD) equipped with Seagate Dashboard software which supports one-click local backup and...

Cache is king in solid state drive market, says IHS

Jun 15, 10:14

Hybrid hard disk drives (HDD) containing a built-in layer of NAND flash memory may offer the advantage of consolidated storage for increasingly popular ultrabooks, but cache solid...

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...

ASMedia says orders for USB 3.0 HDD controllers rising

Jun 7, 11:16

ASMedia Technology has seen orders for USB 3.0 bridge controller ICs used in hard drives (HDD) pick up significantly in May and June, according to company president Lin Che-wei. Moreover,...

ASMedia president Lin Che-wei

Taiwan market: HP unveils five new ultrabooks

May 15, 01:45

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has unveiled five new ultrabooks under its Envy 4 and Envy 6 series in Taiwan with a chassis design that combines a metal-based bezel with a plastic-based bottom;...

Desktops set to adopt 2.5-inch hard drives as all-in-one PC form factor gains favor, says IHS

Apr 16, 16:34

Demand from all-in-one PCs combined with requirements for lower power consumption and a thinner, smaller storage alternative to existing 3.5-inch hard disk drives (HDD) will help...

Taiwan market: HDD prices expected to drop at end of April

Mar 30, 15:12

Retail channels of HDDs in the Taiwan market will lower prices by about 10% at the end of April in order to adjust inventories and promote sales. Pricing for a 3.5-inch 500GB model...

ASMedia expects controller shipments to top 100 million in 2012

Mar 30, 14:55

ASMedia Technology's overall controller shipments are likely to top 100 million units in 2012, driven by orders for USB 3.0 host controllers and new contracts for USB 3.0 bridge controllers...

ASMedia president expects company shipments to top 100 million units in 2012

ASMedia, VIA Labs grab USB 3.0 controller orders from Japan

Mar 19, 15:48

ASMedia Technology and VIA Labs have secured orders for USB 3.0 controller chips used in external hard drives from Japan-based vendors such as Toshiba and Sony, with volume shipments...

Taiwan-based controller design houses reportedly cut into supply chain of Japan-based electronics v

Global HDD capacity expected to be restored to 80% in 1Q12

Feb 24, 01:25

The global production capacity of hard disk drives (HDDs) will increase to 140-145 million units, about 80% of the level before flooding hit Thailand in late 2011, in the first quarter...

GBM sees 2Q12 sales rebound

Feb 24, 01:05

PCB manufacturer Global Brands Manufacture (GBM), whose revenues were hit by tight HDD supplies caused by Thailand's floods in the fourth quarter of 2011, expects its sales to rebound...

GBM president Peter Chu expects company revenues to rebound in 2Q12

Notebook makers to see shipments recover in February

Feb 21, 01:30

Notebook makers, after suffering from a weak performance in January, are expected to see an overall on-month shipment growth of 10% in February as hard disc drive (HDD) supply returns...

Thai floods continue to impact HDD manufacturing, says IHS

Feb 13, 16:28

Although hard disk drive (HDD) supplies in the first quarter commenced their recovery from the disastrous floods that struck Thailand in late 2011, a full recovery of production is...

HDD industry may not restore normal supply until end of 2012, though Hitachi GST production will be restored by February, says company vice president

Jan 13, 12:10

The global hard disk drive (HDD) industry may take one year to completely recover from the impact of flooding in Thailand and and therefore the market will not be able to resume normal...

Brendan Collins, HGST product vice president (right)

USB 3.0 bridge controller makers vying for orders from HDD vendors

Jan 12, 01:40

USB 3.0 bridge controller chipmakers ASMedia Technology, JMicron Technology, Genesys Logic and Initio are competing fiercely for orders to be released by Western Digital, Seagate,...

Romley expected to spur replacement of servers, but subject to global economic situation and HDD supply

Dec 30, 15:24

Intel will launch its new server platform Romley in March 2012, which is expected to cause enterprises to replace servers as early as the second half of 2012, according to industry...

HDD vendors reportedly requiring PC makers to sign long-term supply contracts

Dec 28, 14:55

Major hard disk drive (HDD) vendors reportedly have asked branded PC vendors to sign one-year buying contracts for HDDs at specified prices and volumes as the supply of HDDs has remained...

HDD industry to be dominated by Western Digital, Seagate

Dec 21, 16:23

In the wake of Seagate's completion of acquisition of Samsung Electronics' hard disc drive (HDD) business, industry observers believe the HDD industry will be dominated by Western...

Taiwan market: HDD supply to be tightest in January

Dec 19, 15:46

The short supply of hard disk drives (HDDs) in the Taiwan retail market due to the impact of flooding in Thailand is expected to peak in January 2012 and begin to ease in March, according...

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Normal HDD supply to resume in 1Q12, says GBM

Dec 16, 16:34

The global supply for hard disk drives is expected to return to normal as early as the first quarter of 2012, according to Global Brands Manufacture (GBM), which makes PCBs and also...

Digitimes Research: Hard drive supply gap to only reach 5% in 2Q12

Dec 13, 16:17

Thailand's floods in early October, have created strong impact toward the hard disk drive (HDD) supply chain, causing many PC brand vendors to miss business opportunities in the fourth...

Global HDD supply/demand status, 4Q11-4Q12

Intel 4Q11 revenues to be below expectations due to HDD supply shortages

Dec 13, 12:06

Intel has announced that the company's fourth-quarter results are expected to be below the company's previous outlook due to hard disk drive (HDD) supply shortages. The company now...

PC vendors hike prices to reflect adoption of larger capacity HDDs

Nov 30, 14:03

To cope with hard disk drive (HDD) shortages due to flooding in Thailand, HDD vendors have devoted more production to high-capacity and higher-profitability models, forcing PC vendors...

PC vendors to see serious HDD shortages starting December, says Acer VP

Nov 29, 01:20

As PC brand vendors' hard disc drive (HDD) inventory level will soon hit bottom, vendors will start experiencing HDD shortages in December and the problem will reach its peak in February...

Taiwan market: Prices for supply of HDDs for retail channels to rise by 10% in early December

Nov 28, 10:58

Prices for hard disk drives (HDDs) supplied to retail channels in the Taiwan market have risen 20-30% due to short supply arising from flooding in Thailand, and will be hiked by 10%...

Global HDD supply to be 35% short in 4Q11, say PC makers

Nov 28, 10:44

Global supply of hard disk drives (HDDs) in the fourth quarter of 2011 will decrease to 110-130 million units due to the impact of flooding in Thailand, about 35% short of demand...

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    Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing NVM Express (NVMe) PCIe solid state drive (SSD) in a single ball grid array (BGA) package for next-generation PCs and ultra-slim notebook...

    Photo: Company, Jun 2.

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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.

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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 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.

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