Seagate and Samsung, the defragmentation of the storage market continues

Subject: General Tech | April 19, 2011 - 08:51 AM |
Tagged: Seagate, Samsung, sale, partnership, hdd, 1 billion

 

While it is not a true merger or sale, it seems that the operations side of Samsung's HDD branch is being pruned off and sold to Seagate for over $1billion of cash and shares.  The reports inidicate this will be more of a partnership, with Samsung continuing to develop technologies for HDD and retaining full ownership of its flash based storage assets.  Drop by The Tech Report for more.

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"Seagate and Samsung have announced a "broad strategic alignment," as part of which Seagate will take over Samsung's hard-drive operations in exchange for a cool $1.375 billion (paid half in cash, half in stock). The deal also involves a NAND flash memory supply agreement as well as "expanded cooperation" on enterprise storage."

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April 19, 2011 | 09:46 AM - Posted by Imperfectlink

Witty title :-)

April 19, 2011 | 10:10 AM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

We aim to please ... and inform as a side effect ;)

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