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We expect that demand for hard disk drives (HDDs) will continue to grow by about 10% annually. This is likely to be due to the strong growth in demand for notebook PCs in the emerging countries. With the popularisation of cloud computing, requirements for high-capacity servers at data centres for information processing will increase. To meet growing demand, we strive to expand and maximise our production capacity of existing facilities, especially in Singapore. We will speedily commercialize the sixth-generation PMR (perpendicular magnetic recording) media, and develop the next-generation SWR (shingled-write recording) media. SHDS aims to establish our leading position in the production of high-capacity HD media.

HDD shipments to grow 10% a year”

Data source: Showa Denko estimates