Howard Marks writing for Network Computing comments:
HGST, a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Digital, acquired PCIe flash specialist Virident yesterday in a cash deal for $685 million. The move equips Western Digital/HGST to go head-to-head with major flash foundries such as Intel/Micron, Samsung and Toshiba.
Western Digital’s $685 million acquisition of PCIe flash specialist Virident lets it compete with flash giants such as Intel/Micron and Samsung. But where was Seagate in all this?
It’s been a fun week for storage acquisitions. Be sure to tune in to Storage Field Day 4 to see what comes of the purchase of Virident.
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