Toshiba, increasingly successful for mini-HD – Macitynet.it
Growing success for the 1.8 and 2.5 inch disks produced by Toshiba.
HD, among others used in small devices such as Apple iPods and SmartDisk FireLire / FireFly but also by several other devices whose popularity is becoming more and more important every day.
The implication of the coin that Toshiba no longer appears to be able to satisfy the request in a timely manner, as the news of a few days ago on the unavailability of the 5 GB iPod prove.
Faced with this situation, Toshiba has decided to "turn" part of the orders to Matsushita (Panasonic).
The production will be MKE – Matsushita Kotobuki Electronics which is based in Indonesia. Estimated time to exit the assembly lines of the first disc, April for 1.8-inch models. For 2.5-inch models the date is July.
In 2002, the global demand for this range of drives went from 29 million to 35 million and 43 million are expected for 2003, according to Toshiba's calculations.