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Market Focus: Hard Disk Drive Semiconductors, Worldwide, 2003-2008

Published: 30 July 2004

ID: G00121812

Analyst(s): Jeremey Donovan, John Monroe


As hard disk drive technology evolves, the supply chain of drive and semiconductor suppliers becomes more concentrated. The non-PC HDD market likely holds the key to future growth.

Table Of Contents
  • Executive Summary
  • HDD System and Semiconductor Opportunity by External Form Factor
    • Mobile External Form Factor
    • Desktop External Form Factor
    • Enterprise External Form Factor
  • Consumption of HDDs in Non-PC Applications
  • HDD Interface Standards
    • PATA Interface
    • SATA Interface
    • Parallel SCSIs
    • SAS Interface
    • FC Interface
  • HDD Semiconductor Market Share and Application-Specific Semiconductor Forecast
    • HDD Semiconductor Technology
    • Noncaptive HDD Semiconductor Vendors
  • Glossary of Terms

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