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CRN Exclusive: Western Digital President, COO Cordano On Importance Of Investing In Hard-Drive, Flash Technology

'We believe in R&D as a driver of technology and products across the portfolio breadth. And we will continue to invest in HDD, flash, and other things in a very purposeful way,' Michael Cordano tells CRN.

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What percentage of Western Digital’s R&D investment goes to spinning disk versus non-volatile memories going forward? How do you assign your investment dollars?

We have not disclosed those ratios. Suffice it to say, we have an ambitious innovation appetite and investment. We will pick our spots. I think we disclosed one of those [this month] on the hard-drive side. We continue to make investments on hard-drive [technology]. Obviously, that market’s changing. What we deem as important is changing. That will obviously reflect on the way we make those investments. In general, we’ve been increasing our investments in non-HDD things. That includes flash. But you see us active in the systems world and elsewhere.

From our standpoint, we have a very healthy business. We believe in R&D as a driver of technology and products across the portfolio breadth. And we will continue to invest in HDD, flash, and other things in a very purposeful way.

 
 
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