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Western Digital

A data storage semiconductor company


Western Digital is semiconductor storage company with $20 billion dollar annual revenue and over 70,000 employees worldwide. Known for memory products, the company now works on non-volatile memory, memory-centric compute, persistent memory programming models, machine learning/AI, zoned storage and RISC V.

In 2018 Western Digital announced the SweRV Core, an open-sourced 32-bit core for data-intensive edge applications like industrial IoT, storage controllers, secure processing and other embedded applications.

  • HD: Southern California
  • Founded in 1970.

History: Click here for Western Digital’s timeline page. Western Digital sold calculator chips in the 1970s. Desk calculators were some of the first consumer embedded systems. The company invented the first hard drive.

  • Type: Company