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Western Digital Cements Its Long-Term Position as a Key Storage Supplier for the 3rd Platform

Western Digital Cements Its Long-Term Position as a Key Storage Supplier for the 3rd Platform

This IDC Insight discusses IDC's perspectives on the October 21, 2015, announcement by Western Digital — a leading supplier of hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) — to acquire SanDisk — a leading supplier of NAND flash memory products and SSDs — for $19 billion.

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IDC Opinion
In This Insight
Situation Overview
Why Now?
Connecting the Dots to Derive the Most Important Reason for "Why Now?"
NAND and SSDs for WD: Make or Buy?
A Combined WD-SanDisk
The Impact of the Acquisition on the SSD Market
Client SSDs
Enterprise SSDs
The Residual Impact of the Acquisition and Intel's Announcement on the NAND Market Competitive Landscape
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance

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