Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Western Digital Shutting Down Hard Drive Factory

According to our friends and colleagues at Tom's Hardware, Western Digital will be closing one of its oldest hard drive factories by the end of 2019.

Western Digital first opened up shop in Malaysia in 1973. Its 1,000,000 square-foot Petaling Jaya factory commenced operations manufacturing custom semiconductors, but gradually transitioned to producing consumer and enterprise hard drives. Western Digital would then later expand the Petaling Jaya factory with its own $1.2 billlion dollar R&D facility. However, Western Digital has been in a slump the last couple of years.