Western Digital Acquires SSD Business

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Western Digital, one of the world’s largest mobile and desktop Hard Disk Drive manufacturers, today announced that it has completed a $65 million cash acquisition of SiliconSystems, a leading supplier of solid-state drives for the embedded systems market. 

Since 2002, SiliconSystems has sold millions of SiliconDrive products and SiliconDrive accounted for approximately one third of worldwide solid-state drive revenues in 2008.

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.

Official Western Digital Press Release

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