Monday, October 24, 2016
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
AT&T to Acquire Time Warner For $85.4B
Internet Disruptions Were Caused By Attacked Connected Devices
TSMC, GlobalFoundries/Samsung To Present Their 7nm Platforms At IEDM
Hon Hai Gains Apple Mac Orders From Quanta
AT&T In Advanced Talks With Time Warner On Merger
LG's Next Flagship G6 Smartphone Won't be Modular
Samsung to Exchange Galaxy Note 7 with New Galaxy S8
Qualcomm Said to Be Near A Deal With NXP
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Seagate...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, May 05, 2011
Seagate To Gain 40 percent pf HDD Market Share With Samsung HDD Business Buyout

The recent buyout by storage maker Seagate of Samsung Technology's hard disk drive (HDD) business will considerably boost the newly merged entity's overall standing, with combined shipments accounting for two-fifths of an HDD market worth 652.4 million units in 2010, according to IHS iSuppli research.

Based on final year-end figures from 2010, HDD shipments tallied from both Seagate and Samsung equated to 261.2 million units?enough to give the Seagate-Samsung combo 40 percent of the HDD market, or a No. 2 finish for the year. Separately, Seagate's shipment share in 2010 showed 195.2 million units, while Samsung?s HDD business brought in 66.0 million units. Without the merger, Seagate?s shipment share of market would have stood at 30 percent, and that of Samsung would have topped out at 10 percent.

Even with the combined shipments, however, Western Digital retains overall market leadership in hard disk drives, the primary storage medium for desktop PCs and most notebook computers. Only one month prior to the Seagate purchase, Western Digital had made its own acquisition by purchasing Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. Western Digital's shipments of 203.7 million units, together with Hitachi's 115.8 million, coalesced to produce total 2010 shipments of 319.5 million, putting owner Western Digital at No. 1 in the HDD space with 50 percent market share.

With the completion of the two mergers, the HDD battleground has been effectively leveled to just three players, down from five. Left standing far behind in third place is Toshiba/Fujitsu itself the eponymous product of a merger in 2009. Toshiba/Fujitsu had shipments in 2010 of 71.7 million units, or 10 percent share of the HDD market.

Overall, the reduction from five to three manufacturers considerably improves the stability and efficiency of the HDD industry, even though the development also signals the recognition by all players of a more challenging future in the storage space, IHS said.

Sprint and Motorola Unveil New Android-based Motorola XPRT and Motorola TITANIUM        All News        3-D TV Shipments Soar by Nearly 500 Percent in 2011
W3C To Create A Web Real-Time Communications Standard     General Computing News      MIT Researchers Promise Better Glasses-free 3-D

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Seagate Launches Two New BarraCuda Drives
Seagate Invited ValueAct To Become A Major Shareholder
Seagate Accelerates Enterprise Momentum With 10GB/s PCIe SSD And 60TB SAS SSD
Seagate Introduces New SATA SSD For Enterprise Cloud Applications
Seagate Releases First 2TB M.2 Enterprise SSD
Western Digital Announces First 64 Layer 3D NAND Technology
Seagate Unveils 10TB hard Drive Portfolio
Seagate Ups Q4 Outlook, Cuts 6500 Jobs
Seagate To Axe 1,600 Employees
Hitachi Hard Drives Remain The Most Reliable, Report Found
Seagate Now Shipping 10TB Helium Enterprise Drive
Seagate Launches 'Innov8' USB-Powered Desktop Hard Drive

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .