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IEEE Magnetics Society

IEEE Magnetics Society
Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Meeting Presentation Summary

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose, CA
Directions and Map
Cookies, Conversation & Pizza too at 6:45 P.M.
Presentation at 7:30 P.M.

Review of The Magnetic Recording Conference 2013 (TMRC 2013)

Giora Tarnopolsky, DSc
TMRC 2013 Publications Co-Chair
Principal, TarnoTek


Giora Tarnopolsky will review the August 2013 24th Magnetic Recording Conference (TMRC 2013), Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ookayama Campus, Tokyo, Japan. TMRC 2013 focused on magnetic recording technologies that will enable storage densities above 1 Tbit/in2. Notable advances were presented including: extensions of perpendicular recording; bit-pattern recording; implementations of heat-assisted and microwave- assisted magnetic recording; head-disk interface issues for the new recording techniques; new media structures; and SNR and BER issues.

Full papers will be published in the February 2014 issue of IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. Additional information, including the complete program can be found at the TMRC web site. The digest book is also available there.


Photo of Speaker Giora Tarnopolsky, DSc, is a magnetic recording expert, founder of TarnoTek, a technology and management consultancy in Palo Alto, California. He has been a data-storage-systems consultant to INSIC, the Information Storage Industry Consortium, and Contributing editor to Magnetics Business & Technology, the trade magazine. He is Publications Chair of TMRC 2013 and TMRC 2012.

TarnoTek clients include major recording technology companies, venture capital partnerships, and law firms. Client firms are located in the USA, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and the UK.

In 2010-2012, Dr. Tarnopolsky was VP, Technology and Intellectual Property at Xyratex Ltd. Prior to establishing TarnoTek in 2001, Giora managed systems integration efforts at Seagate Technology, culminating on the demonstration of 100 Gb/in2 in longitudinal recording in 2001. At Seagate, where he was Executive Director of Advanced Recording Technology and of Research West, Giora developed and implemented quantitative methods of HDD design, and received an Outstanding Technical Contributor award for that work. Earlier, Giora was a recording physics manager at Komag, Inc., and at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories. Giora is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a graduate of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and holds a doctorate in Physics from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology



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