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January 21, 2011

Mtg: Solid-State and Spinning Discs in Evolving Internet Landscapes: Semiconductor, SSD and HDD Forecast Scenarios

by @ 7:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

TUESDAY February 22, 2011
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: John Monroe, Gartner Inc
Time: Cookies, Conversation & Pizza at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required

As has often happened in recent years in the wake of new SSD announcements, many analysts tend to stare right through the thicket of explosive need for cost-effective HDD storage capacity in a complicated variety of computing and non-PC applications as if this technology were already dead. It is not, and it will not be for many years.
New semiconductor technologies usually require a decade to reach cost-effective, massive-volume maturity, and we have not yet seen the new semiconductor technology that has the right stuff to entirely replace HDDs as the primary repositories of digital data.
Meanwhile computers come and go, but data remains, and it grows.? Less storage â??in hand??? or â??on the desk??? simply means more storage elsewhere.? Reliable, high-capacity, high-speed, low-cost HDDs have been and, in concert and conjunction with SSDs, will continue to be key enablers of the widespread proliferation of information, entertainment and communication technologies.

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