Western Digital Receives 2019 IoT Edge Computing Excellence Award from IoT Evolution World

SAN JOSE, CA - December 30, 2019

Western Digital announced today that the Western Digital iNAND® IX EM132, the company's first 64-layer 3D NAND e.MMC embedded flash drive (EFD) designed specifically for industrial and IoT devices, has received a 2019 IoT Edge Computing Excellence Award from IoT Evolution World, the leading web site covering the Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace.

This award recognizes a select number of companies emerging as industry leaders in the growing edge computing space. Awarded companies are recognized for their products or solutions that are enabling advanced IoT deployments, including real-time computing, data capture and store, analytics, AI and machine learning at the endpoints and the edge.

"Our customers require true industrial-grade storage solutions that can provide greater reliability, higher endurance, and a unique feature set critical for factory automation, surveillance, and AI- and ML-enabled devices for edge compute," said Yaniv Iarovici, director, IoT and Industrial, Devices Group, Western Digital. "We are pleased to be recognized for the innovation behind the iNAND IX EM132 EFD family built with the company's high-reliability 64-layer 3D NAND technology that meets the needs of today's most demanding IoT/IIoT environments."

"The solutions selected for the IoT Evolution Edge Computing Excellence Award reflect innovation driving the fast-growing Internet of Things marketplace. It is my honor to congratulate Western Digital for their innovative work and contribution to this rapidly evolving industry," said Ken Briodagh, editorial director, IoT Evolution.

"It is my pleasure to recognize the Western Digital iNAND IX EM132 EFD, an innovative solution that earned the company the 2019 IoT Evolution Edge Computing Excellence Award," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "I look forward to seeing continued innovation from Western Digital in the future."

About Western Digital
Western Digital creates environments for data to thrive. As a leader in data infrastructure, the company is driving the innovation needed to help customers capture, preserve, access and transform an ever-increasing diversity of data. Everywhere data lives, from advanced data centers to mobile sensors to personal devices, our industry-leading solutions deliver the possibilities of data. Western Digital data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital®, G-Technology™, SanDisk® and WD® brands.

About Crossfire Media
Crossfire Media, co-publishers of IoT Evolution, is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars and newsletters. Crossfire Media has a partnership with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to produce events and websites related to disruptive technologies. Crossfire Media is a division of Crossfire Consulting, a full-service Information Technology company based in New York.

About TMC
Through education, industry news, live events and social influence, global buyers rely on TMC's content-driven marketplaces to make purchase decisions and navigate markets. As a result, leading technology vendors turn to TMC for unparalleled branding, thought leadership and lead generation opportunities. Our in-person and online events deliver unmatched visibility and sales prospects for all percipients. Through our custom lead generation programs, we provide clients with an ongoing stream of leads that turn into sales opportunities and build databases. Additionally, we bolster brand reputations with the millions of impressions from display advertising on our news sites and newsletters. Making TMC a 360-degree marketing solution, we offer comprehensive event and road show management services and custom content creation with expertly ghost-crafted blogs, press releases, articles and marketing collateral to help with SEO, branding, and overall marketing efforts. For more information about TMC and to learn how we can help you reach your marketing goals, please visit www.tmcnet.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, @tmcnet.

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