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3355 Michelson Drive

Suite 100

Irvine, CA 92612

United States

Phone: 949-672-7000

Fax: 949-672-5408

Western Digital Corporation develops, manufactures, and provides data storage devices and solutions that address the needs of the information technology (IT) industry and the infrastructure. The company's portfolio of offerings addresses three categories that include datacenter devices and solutions (capacity and performance enterprise hard disk drives (HDDs), enterprise solid state drives (SSDs), datacenter software and system solutions); Client Devices (mobile, desktop, gaming and digital video hard drives, client SSDs, embedded products and wafers); and Client Solutions (removable products, hard drive content solutions and flash content solutions). The company also generated license and royalty revenue related to its intellectual property, which is included in each of the three categories. Data Storage Solutions The company offers a line of data storage solutions to meet the evolving storage needs of end markets. Datacenter Devices and Solutions Datacenter devices and solutions consists of high-capacity enterprise HDDs and enterprise SSDs, datacenter software and system solutions. Its high-performance HDDs are optimized for performance applications providing a range of capacity and performance levels primarily for use in enterprise servers, supporting high volume on-line transactions, data analysis and other enterprise applications. The company's datacenter solutions also include a range of HDDs and drive configurations, which provide enterprise class reliability at the lowest cost per gigabyte (GB) and are primarily for use in data storage systems, in tiered storage models and where data must be stored reliably for years. Its enterprise SSDs include high-performance NAND-flash SSDs and software solutions designed to improve the performance in various enterprise workload environments. The company's enterprise SSDs encompass all major storage interface protocols, including serial attached SCSI (Small Computer System Interface), peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe), and serial advanced technology attachment. The company also provides higher value data storage platforms and systems to the market through its vertically integrated scale-out object storage active archive systems. It also offers system solutions, such as the InfiniFlash System, which provide petabyte scalable capacity with high performance metrics at compelling economics. Client Devices Client devices consist of HDDs and SSDs for desktop PCs, notebook PCs, gaming consoles, set top boxes, security surveillance systems and other computing devices, embedded NAND-flash storage for mobile phones, tablets, notebook PCs and other portable and wearable devices, as well as in automotive and connected home applications, and NAND-flash wafers. The company's HDDs and SSDs are designed for use in devices requiring high performance, reliability and capacity with various attributes, such as low cost per GB, quiet acoustics, low power consumption and protection against shocks. Its embedded storage is designed to meet the increasing demand for increased internal storage for mobile phones, tablets, notebooks and other portable and wearable devices, as well as in automotive and connected home applications. The company's embedded NAND-flash storage products include custom embedded solutions and its iNAND embedded flash products, which include its multi-chip package, solutions that combine NAND and mobile dynamic random-access memory in an integrated package. Client Solutions Client solutions consist of HDDs embedded into WD- and HGST-branded external storage products and SanDisk-branded removable NAND-flash products which include cards, universal serial bus (USB) flash drives and wireless drives. The company's external HDD storage products provide storage for backup and capacity expansion in both mobile and desktop form factors that are designed to keep digital content secure while providing portable storage. Its removable cards are designed primarily for use in mobile products, such as smartphones, tablets, imaging systems, action video cameras, security surveillance systems and other consumer applications. The company’s USB flash drive

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