Hybrid Hard Disks and Beyond
News Analysis: When the International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Association hosts a symposium in our neck of the woods, we pack up and go. Find out what the future holds for hybrid hard drives and the next generation of magnetic HDDs. (Last Tuesday, IDEMA hosted a symposium in entitled "HDD Dynamics: Interfaces, Electronics, Architecture, and Reliability." IDEMA, which stands for International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Association, is a trade association representing 340 companies from the $30 billion disk drive industry. At the event we attended, representatives from Adaptec Inc., Agere Systems Inc., Broadcom Corp., Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Intel Corp., M-Systems Inc., Microsoft Corp., Network Appliance Inc., Samsung, Seagate Technology LLC, and Western Digital Corp. were given the opportunity to speak on issues such as emerging interfaces, new electronic designs and integration, sector architecture and reliability testing.
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