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


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WD is making a big investment in the future of hard disk technology.

The $300 million we talked about was in deploying damascene [technology] into our head fabrication processes. That’s primarily a Capex investment to get that done. But that’s sort of the magnitude required to move our head fabrication … to damascene. And damascene is a different process. It takes time to mature. It takes time to make it right even to [use with] PMR technology, but it is an absolutely required enabled technology for MAMR.




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