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WD ENTERS SOLID-STATE DRIVE MARKET WITH ACQUISITION OF SILICONSYSTEMS, INC.

Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC), a world leader in hard drive storage for computing and consumer electronics applications, announced that it has completed a $65 million cash acquisition of SiliconSystems, Inc., Aliso Viejo, Calif., a leading supplier of solid-state drives for the embedded systems market.
Since its inception in 2002, SiliconSystems has sold millions of SiliconDrive® products to meet the high performance, high reliability and multi-year product lifecycle demands of the network-communications, industrial, embedded-computing, medical, military and aerospace markets. These markets accounted for approximately one third of worldwide solid-state drive revenues in 2008. SiliconSystems’ product portfolio includes solid-state drives with SATA, EIDE, PC Card, USB and CF interfaces in 2.5-inch, 1.8-inch, CF and other form factors. …

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Fujitsu Siemens Computers helps companies introduce fast flash memory with SSD now!

Solid State Drives provide the best performance for FibreCAT CX4 storage devices
With SSD now!, Fujitsu Siemens Computers offers companies an easy entry into flash-memory technology in the professional storage environment. Now users can take advantage of the latest, highly reliable SSD (Solid State Drive) technology for FibreCAT CX4 storage systems at an attractive price. In addition, the package includes several white papers on a variety of application scenarios. The offer is effective starting immediately and is available from Fujitsu Siemens Computers directly or any of its certified channel partners, priced from € 4,400. Professional consulting, implementation and maintenance services are also available.
“We are convinced that SSDs are already a wise addition to the offer of …

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