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October 27, 2017  6:55 AM

Western Digital CEO vows to block Toshiba NAND sale

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
NAND Flash, toshiba, western digital

Western Digital CEO Steve Milligan said he remains confident his company will win its fight to prevent its NAND manufacturing joint venture partner Toshiba from selling its memory chip unit without Western Digital’s consent. Toshiba has agreed to sell its chip unit to a group led by Bain...

September 14, 2017  11:08 AM

Toshiba memory business sale points to Bain-led consortium

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
NAND Flash, western digital

The Toshiba memory business could be sold to a Bain Capital-led consortium that reportedly includes Apple, Dell Technologies and Seagate if the parties can strike a deal that passes legal muster over the objections of flash partner Western Digital. Toshiba’s Board of Directors voted on...


May 2, 2017  12:16 PM

Western Digital earnings rosy, NAND issues remain

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
western digital

Western Digital reported a solid $4.6 billion in revenue during last week's earnings call yet chip and NAND flash supply issues hang over the vendor. Western Digital, which sells hard disk drive and solid-state drives, is fighting to preserve its 17-year


December 8, 2016  11:32 AM

Western Digital shows gains from acquisitions

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
SanDisk, western digital

Western Digital told financial analysts its business will be better than expected this quarter, and added solid-state drives (SSDs), hard-disk drives (HDDs) and an all-flash array platform to its portfolio. WD updated its quarterly forecast to $4.75 billion from $4.7 billion at its analyst day...


October 31, 2016  7:12 AM

WD claims strong demand for HDDs, flash with cloud customers

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
SanDisk, Seagate, western digital

Western Digital reported revenue of $4.7 billion in the first full quarter after its SanDisk acquisition closed, claiming demand was strong for hard drives and...


August 2, 2016  8:13 PM

Seagate, WD see exabyte growth with high-capacity enterprise HDDs

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
Seagate, western digital

Unit shipments of hard disk drives (HDDs) may be on the decline, but the exabytes that Seagate Technology and Western Digital are shipping with their high-capacity enterprise HDDs is...


March 3, 2015  8:52 AM

Western Digital adds Amplidata object storage to HGST fold

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
HGST, Object storage, Storage, western digital

Western Digital, which has been collecting flash-related startups over the past few years, today beefed up its archiving portfolio by acquiring object storage vendor Amplidata. Amplidata will become part of Western...


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