Western Digital announces the $65 million cash acquisition of SiliconSystems, Inc. a supplier of SSDs.
Since its inception in 2002, SiliconSystems has sold millions of SiliconDrive products to meet the high performance, high reliability and multi-year product lifecycle demands of the network-communications, industrial, embedded-computing, medical, military, and aerospace markets.
These markets accounted for approximately one third of worldwide solid-state drive revenues in 2008.
SiliconSystems' product portfolio includes solid-state drives with SATA, EIDE, PC Card, USB and CF interfaces in 2.5-inch, 1.8-inch, CF and other form factors.Integration into WD begins immediately, with SiliconSystems now becoming known as the WD Solid-State Storage business unit, complementing WD's existing Branded Products, Client Storage, Consumer Storage, and Enterprise Storage business units.
SSD has arrived and is here to stay. HDD makers need to start preparing their future with SSD development.
Via the WD site.
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