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Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose, CA
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Cookies, Conversation & Pizza too at 7:00 P.M.
Presentation at 7:30 P.M.

Overview of recent developments in HAMR technology

Jan-Ulrich Thiele
Seagate Technology, Inc.


Both leading contenders in the hard disk drive (HDD) industry’s continuing quest for ever increasing areal storage densities, bit patterned media recording (BPM) and heat assisted magnetic recording (HAMR), will bring profound changes to the components and architecture of the HDD and the way they are manufactured. In this presentation Dr. Thiele will give an overview of the working principles of HAMR, the current status and remaining challenges for the envisioned introduction of this recording technology at areal densities of 1 Tbit/in2 or above.


Jan-Ulrich Thiele

Photo of AUTHOR Jan-Ulrich Thiele holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Basel in Switzerland. After 12 years at IBM and Hitachi GST working on many aspects of magnetic recording technology, he joined Seagate Technologies in Spring 2008 as a Technologist and Senior Director for Media R&D where he currently leads a team of Scientists and Engineers developing HAMR media technology



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