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Western Digital Buys Virident To Battle Flash Giants

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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