Western Digital takes over SSD supplier Silicon Systems
Western Digital seizes the chance and takes over SSD supplier Silicon Systems. WD intends to use the extended portfolio for development as well as the notebook and server market.
For 65 million US dollar hard drive producer Western Digital has bought in on SSD specialist Silicon Systems. So far the US company has sold its hard drives on the embedded market and offers SSDs with up to 120 GiByte. The portfolio also comprises compact flash and USB flash modules. Furthermore the patents of Silicon Systems might be of interest. Silicon Systems holds patents for data security and integrity systems and has a license agreement with Sandisk who grant access to their patents to both companies.
Silicon Systems will be integrated into the company as WD Solid-State Storage Business Unit. The most important ambition is to accelerate the development program for SSDs. With the extended portfolio Western Digital wants to consolidate its position in the notebook and server market.
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