Mike Verdugo, senior director of business process transformation in Western Digital’s corporate strategy organization, is passionate about the roles data and storage play in improving people’s lives. When he was 33 years old, he was diagnosed with Type I, insulin-dependent diabetes. A life changing event.
Last May, Western Digital introduced its 26TB hard drive, the industry’s highest capacity drive available. It allows cloud-scale customers to achieve the ginormous capacities required for today’s massive data storage needs. The storage leader’s unceasing capacity gains are made possible by integrating multiple technology innovations. One such compilation is UltraSMR, which helped bring the 26TB hard drive to fruition.
In the autonomous vehicles (AVs) industry, engineers, data scientists, and business leaders have all identified true self-driving vehicles as not just a priority, but an eventuality. That narrative is so strong, however, it’s easy to forget that the mass deployment of AVs still faces significant challenges that extend beyond training AI.
Western Digital YouTube Channel – 8/13/22 (8.12.22)
Since its conception more than 35 years ago, NAND Flash has transformed industries, fueled innovations and disrupted markets. From mobile devices and connected vehicles to gaming and data centers, Flash is at the core. Virtually every market is growing in ways that demand more than just faster and greater capacities of Flash. In this keynote, Western Digital will look at the various approaches to 3D NAND Flash scaling and discuss how an optimal combination of vertical and lateral scaling is needed to achieve an efficient capital investment strategy. Continuous innovation and fully integrated design and device architecture have enabled achieving consistently increasing performance and reliability over multiple NAND generations. We see no end in sight to 3D NAND Flash scaling and its potential widespread applications. As NAND technology evolves, vertical system integration and intimate device knowledge are mandatory to deliver products that will meet future application needs for decades to come.