Thursday, April 21, 2011

Seagate and Samsung interweave a relationship

Both of this company makes an agreement to significantly expand and strengthen their strategic relationship by furthering aligning their respective ownership, investments and key technologies.  By this agreement we're really want a big contribution so the product can be in a good performance, in a low price and good quality. And the major elements of agreement are:
  1. Samsung combining its hard disk drive (HDD) operations into Seagate
  2. Extending and enhancing the existing patent cross-license agreement between the companies
  3. A NAND flash memory supply agreement under which Samsung will provide Seagate with its market-leading semiconductor products for use in Seagate’s enterprise solid state drives (SSDs), solid state hybrid drives and other products
  4. A disk drive supply agreement under which Seagate will supply disk drives to Samsung for PCs, notebooks and consumer electronics
  5. Expanded cooperation between the companies to co-develop enterprise storage solutions
  6. Samsung receiving significant equity ownership in Seagate
“We are pleased to strengthen our strategic relationship with Samsung in a way that better aligns both companies around technologies and products,” said Steve Luczo, Seagate chairman, president and CEO. “With these agreements, we expect to achieve greater scale and deliver a broader range of innovative storage products and solutions to our customers, while facilitating our long-term relationship with Samsung.”
The transactions and agreements significantly expand Seagate’s customer access in China and Southeast Asia. In addition, the mutual supply agreements enable Seagate to secure an important source of leading-edge NAND flash supply as the company expands its SSD and solid state hybrid product offerings, and position Seagate to be a more significant supplier of disk drives to Samsung. The agreement also gives Samsung a significant ownership position in Seagate. And to see further more information about this you can see it here.

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