Western Digital Buys Hitachi’s Hard Drive Wing for $4.3 Billion

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You know how everybody owns everybody and even though you see different brands, they really are the same company? That kind of idea infiltrates just about every industry and the hard drive business is no exception. The latest deal sees Hitachi Global Storage Technologies snatched up by Western Digital for a cool $4.3 billion.

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Stylus-friendly capacitive touchscreen developed by Hitachi

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Do you quiver at and dread the idea of removing your gloves to answer a call or send an important message from your Smartphone while it’s snowing around you? Are you tired of not getting the accuracy of a stylus on the display? Clearly, everybody who uses a Smartphone would prefer a capacitive touchscreen over the resistive alternative, as capacitive touchscreens offer much better precision and feedback and the uptake from the capacitive touchsceen divulges its superiority over the other.

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Hitachi reveals 7mm ultra slim drives for mobile devices

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With the evolution of portable computing, manufacturers live by several common principals; one of those is making devices an unthinkable size. Staying in line with Seagate’s 7mm Momentus thin 2.5-inch hard disk drives, Hitachi today unveiled their own trio of slim line drives. Upping the anti in respects to storage capacity, Seagate offers a 150GB and 250GB, while Hitachi has announced a 250GB of their own, and has pushed the envelope forward with a 320GB as well.

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3D LCD to hit mobile devices, Nintendo DS, courtesy of Hitachi

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3D displays will soon be the norm, and I’m not talking about those expensive 3D TVs destined for living rooms and dens around the world, but 3D in the palm of your hand – without the need for funky glasses.

Hitachi Displays announced today the development of a 3.1-inch 3D LCD that is “optimized” for mobile devices. There’s a good chance that they’ll use it for cell phones and such, but the 3D-ness could be destined for gaming too.

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