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3355 Michelson Drive

Suite 100

Irvine, CA 92612

United States

Phone: 949-672-7000

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Western Digital Corporation develops, manufactures, and provides data storage solutions that enable consumers, businesses, governments and other organizations to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. The company’s product portfolio includes hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs). The company’s products are marketed under the HGST, WD and G-Technology brand names. The company has relationships with the range of customers addressing storage opportunities. These include storage subsystem suppliers, major server original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Internet and social media infrastructure players, and personal computer (PC) and Mac OEMs. Through HGST and WD, the company sells its products to OEMs, distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure players, and consumers. Products and Solutions The company’s Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Holdings Pte. Ltd. subsidiary delivers the following: high performance 10,000/15,000 revolutions per minute (RPM) drives targeting server and storage system OEMs, enterprise capacity drives for bulk storage applications for both hyperscale cloud customers and OEMs, helium sealed 6 terabyte (TB) products that improve capacity and other dimensions of total cost of ownership, mobile drives for the notebook, PC and gaming markets, and a G-Technology line of branded products for professional audiovisual users. In addition, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Holdings Pte. Ltd. delivers a line of SSDs for the high end of the performance market that includes 2.5’ Serial Attached SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) (SAS) drives, as well as Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) SSDs for the server market and embedded flash solutions. The company designs, manufacturers and provides hard drives for a range of digital storage uses, from PCs and data centers to home video recorders and home network storage devices. It also packages these hard drives into consumer appliances, which offer portable, desktop and personal cloud storage for accessibility from anywhere and sharing functionality, as well as provide media playing devices to simplify enjoyment of personal content on televisions. Enterprise Storage Solutions: Enterprise storage products consist of HDDs and SSDs for performance enterprise and capacity enterprise markets. The company’s enterprise storage solutions include performance drives which are optimized for performance applications. The company’s hard drive enterprise unit shipments were 30 million for 2014. Through a joint development agreement with Intel Corporation to make enterprise class SAS drives and the calendar 2013 acquisitions of sTec, Virident and Velobit, its Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Holdings Pte. Ltd. subsidiary offers enterprise class SSDs. The company offers a range of SSDs for the enterprise market based on the SAS, PCIe and Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) interfaces. Client: Desktop and Notebook PCs: Client compute solutions consist of HDDs for desktop and mobile PCs. The company’s client compute storage solutions include HDDs designed for use in desktop PCs requiring high performance, reliability and capacity with various attributes such as low cost per gigabyte (GB), quiet acoustics, low power consumption and protection against shocks. The company’s newest HDDs for mobile PCs are low-profile to address the thin and light notebook PC market, and include ultra-slim 2.5-inch HDDs. The company also offers SATA HDDs specifically designed for home and small office network attached storage systems and optimized for energy, as well as HDDs designed for advanced single-user computing systems, such as professional systems for video editing and CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) applications and high-end desktop PC applications, including gaming. The company’s hard drive client compute unit shipments were 157 million for 2014. Branded Product Solutions: The company’s branded product solutions consist of HDDs embedded into WD-, HGST- and G-Technology-branded external storage appliances with capacities ranging from 500 GB to 24 TB and using interfaces such

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