Innovation at Western Digital: The Data Revolution Begins Here

Innovation has always fueled and nurtured growth at Western Digital. It is as important now, as any time in our history. From advanced data centers to mobile devices, artificial intelligence to IoT, revolutionary data analysis to tomorrow’s brightest technology, data is transforming our lives and helping us to thrive.

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Martin Fink

Chief Technology Officer

The CTO Office has the responsibility to look beyond the current state of technology to identify opportunities for Western Digital. Internal and external teams investigate technology areas aligned to our objectives to generate value from data and be stewards of its future potential.

Technology Focus

Academic Collaborations

Research Publications

THE SCIENCE OF DATA

Technology Focus


Learn about some of the ongoing investigation topics within the CTO Office by clicking the links below, these investigations support storage of data, gaining insights and generating value from data.

Memory Centric Compute

Non-Volatile
Memory

Persistent Memory
Programming Models

Machine Learning/
Artificial Intelligence

Storage-Centric
Architectures

RISC - V

Game Changer Series

The Future of Data Infrastructure


At Flash Memory Summit 2018, Western Digital unveiled its new OpenFlex™ architecture and product family, as well as a comprehensive set of open standards to address the complex and dynamic data workload demands of high-scale private and public cloud data centers.

THE SCIENCE OF DATA

Academic Collaborations


Western Digital participates in multiple collaborations with external organizations with a mission to provide Western Digital access to resources and knowledge that can be applied to improving current products, development of new technologies or products, and generate value from the data stored on our devices.

Sponsored Academic Research

Industry Consortia

Internships

THE SCIENCE OF DATA

Recent Publications


In addition to giving presentations at various conferences the CTO Office also publishes technical articles in relevant journals. Have a look at our publications from the past few years, hopefully you will notice how our focus has been realigned after merging of Western Digital, HGST and SanDisk in 2016. The ability of our researchers to adapt to the changing landscape of the data storage is one of our strengths.

Fractional Bits-Per-Cell for NAND Flash with Low Read Latency

IOPriority: To The Device and Beyond

POSIX-based Operating System in the environment of NVM/SCM memory

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OUR HERITAGE

History of Innovation


From mapping the human genome to journeying to the edges of the galaxy, humanity’s desire to innovate never sleeps. Explore how discovery and data have helped shape today’s world.