Advanced Storage Technology
On November 9, 2010, IDEMAR
(The International Disk Drive Equipment and
Materials Association), with 12 founding member companies, announced
the formation of the Advanced Storage Technology Consortium (ASTC).
Open to IDEMA members, ASTC's purpose is the formation of collaborative
joint research initiatives among and between storage industry
participants, customers, suppliers, universities and laboratories to
harmonize in a common direction on the future of next generation
storage technologies. Through an expansion of fundamental research,
ASTC will shorten the time from innovation to productization while
maintaining a competitive marketplace.
Founding member companies include: Hitachi Global Storage TechnologiesR
(Hitachi GST), MarvellR, Seagate TechnologyR,Western DigitalR (WD),
XyratexR, LSIR, Texas InstrumentsR,Fuji ElectricR, VeecoR, IntevacR,
KLA-TencorR, and HeraeusR.
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ASTC Press Release Nov 2010
IDEMA ASTC Partner Quotes
ASTC FAQs Nov 2010