Western Digital

Western Digital designs and manufactures network-attached and SSD storage drives for enterprises. Read more

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Western Digital

Western Digital designs and manufactures network-attached and SSD storage drives for enterprises. Read more

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Seagate is one of Western Digital's top rivals. Seagate was founded in Cupertino, California} in 1978. Like Western Digital, Seagate also competes in the Computers, Peripherals, Networking and Electronic Equipment space. Compared to Western Digital, Seagate generates $6.1B less revenue.

Toshiba is Western Digital's #2 competitor. Toshiba was founded in 1873, and is headquartered in Minato-ku, Tōkyō Prefecture. Like Western Digital, Toshiba also operates in the Computers, Peripherals, Networking and Electronic Equipment space. Toshiba generates $12.4B more revenue vs. Western Digital.

Intel is a top competitor of Western Digital. Intel's headquarters is in Santa Clara, California, and was founded in 1968. Like Western Digital, Intel also works within the Computers, Peripherals, Networking and Electronic Equipment sector. Intel generates 477% of Western Digital's revenue.

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Western Digital Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$16.3B

Western Digital's revenue is the ranked 7th among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 25.4B. Over the last four quarters, Western Digital's revenue has decreased by 3.5%. Specifically, in Q2 2021's revenue was $4.1B; in Q1 2021, it was $3.9B; in Q4 2020, it was $3.9B; in Q3 2020, Western Digital's revenue was $4.3B.

Western Digital Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
Kazan Networks Corporation

Sep 2019

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undisclosed
Kazan Networks designs and manufactures NVMe-over-Fabric ASIC and adapter products for data center architecture applications.
Upthere

Aug 2017

Source »
undisclosed
Upthere is a designer, developer and provider of cloud based personal storage applications for businesses and individuals.
Tegile Systems, Inc.

Aug 2017

Source »
undisclosed
Tegile is a manufacturer and provider of flash and hybrid storage arrays for data virtualization, file management and other database applications.
SanDisk

Oct 2015

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$19B
SanDisk designs, develops and manufactures flash memory storage devices and software.
Virident Systems, Inc.

Sep 2013

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$685M
Virident provides solid state storage solutions for scale-out data centers and enterprises.

These are all the companies that Western Digital has acquired. Western Digital has acquired 12 companies and its latest acquisition was Kazan Networks Corporation in Sep 2019. Kazan Networks designs and manufactures NVMe-over-Fabric ASIC and adapter products for data center architecture applications.

Western Digital Funding History

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Western Digital Investments

COMPANY

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

INVESTMENT DATE

ROUND

EXIT DATE

Pliops is a storage processor firm that provides database architect, acceleration and storage performance solutions for data centers.
$65M
Feb 23, 2021
Venture Round
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SiFive is a fabless semiconductor company that manufactures and distributes RISC-V processor cores and accelerators for industrial applications.
$61M
Aug 10, 2020
Series E
-
WekaIO develops file storage systems for data-heavy applications.
$31.7M
May 13, 2019
Series C
-
Codasip designs and manufactures RISC-V embedded processors that allow ASIC designers to automate the optimization of processor IPs.
$10M
Dec 03, 2018
Series A
-
Qumulo is a cloud-based data storage company that provides file backup, protection, compliance and disaster recovery solutions for enterprises.
$93M
Jun 04, 2018
Series D
-

These are all the companies that Western Digital has invested in. Western Digital has invested 12 companies and its latest investment was Kazan Networks Corporation in Sep 2019. Kazan Networks designs and manufactures NVMe-over-Fabric ASIC and adapter products for data center architecture applications.

Western Digital News

May 7, 2021StorageNewsletter

Western Digital Technologies Assigned Four Patents

Interface connector for tape embedded drive Western Digital Technologies, Inc., San Jose, CA, has bee... See more »
May 5, 2021Channel News

Western Digital To Be Bigger Than Samsung

Western Digital will be bigger than Samsung when it comes to flash memory especially if the US Compan... See more »
May 3, 2021Channel News

WD Revenue Down, But Profits Up

Western Digital has more than doubled its year-on-year operating income in the third quarter despite ... See more »
April 30, 2021StorageNewsletter

Fiscal 3Q21 Financial Results

(in $ million) 3Q20 3Q21 9 mo. 20 9 mo. 21 Revenue 4,175 4,137 12,449 12,002 Growth -1% -4% Net i... See more »
April 13, 2021The Verge

This 5TB Western Digital hard drive will store a lot of PS5 games for $100

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Sony announced that an update to the PS5 will allow you to store - ... See more »

Western Digital Blogs

November 16, 2020Western Digital Blog

Working with OSNEXUS to Make SDS Adoption Easy

Traditional storage arrays (feature-rich, powerful, and proprietary) have seen a revolution over the ... See more »
November 9, 2020Western Digital Blog

Flash Forward: Why Industrial-Grade Storage Matters

Industrial applications, whether in the factory, up in the air, or on the roadways, must be equipped ... See more »
October 19, 2020Western Digital Blog

COVID to the Cloud—Can you Handle Me?

With social distancing measures in place, cloud usage has been soaring. But can the cloud handle the ... See more »
September 28, 2020Western Digital Blog

100+ Million Cameras – AI and Video are Changing the Edge

As video demand and the use of AI increases, it’s forcing us to rethink how we approach data infrastr... See more »
September 17, 2020Western Digital Blog

How is AI Clearing the Vision of Smart Video?

The industry is adopting new use cases, combining cameras, storage, processing & deep learning a... See more »
August 28, 2020Western Digital Blog

Nerd Alert! Hard Drive Puzzle – Win a Prize

Do HDDs make your head spin? Test your HDD knowledge in this puzzle for a chance to win.... See more »
August 19, 2020Western Digital Blog

NVMe-oF™: Will Fabrics Change SSDs?

As NVMe-oF matures, we may need to rethink how we architect the integration of fabrics and SSDs.... See more »

Western Digital Press Releases

April 12, 2021centralcharts

Western Digital to Announce Third Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Results on April 29, 2021

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) plans to announce its third quarter fiscal 2021 financial results... See more »
March 11, 2021Business Wire

Western Digital Announces Virtual Investor Event to Showcase Flash Technology Overview on March 18, 2021

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) will host a virtual investor e... See more »
November 16, 2020Business Wire

New Special Edition WD_BLACK Drives From Western Digital Enable Gamers to Heed the Call of Duty

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #callofduty--Western Digital and Call of Duty reimagine three hig... See more »
August 8, 2019Business Wire

Western Digital Announces Technology Leadership Transition

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that Martin Fi... See more »
August 7, 2019Business Wire

Western Digital Board Declares Quarterly Dividend

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that the board... See more »
June 27, 2019Business Wire

Western Digital Comments on Power Outage in Yokkaichi Region and Impact to Yokkaichi Fab Operations

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) announced that on Saturday, Ju... See more »

Western Digital Videos

June 26, 2020Western Digital Youtube Channel

"WD SSD Blue SATA" on YOUTUBE

June 26, 2020Western Digital Youtube Channel

"WD_Black SN750 w/out Heatsink" on YOUTUBE

October 15, 2019Western Digital Youtube Channel

"WD ReadyView 2MP & 4MP Surveillance NVR Systems" on YOUTUBE

October 4, 2019Western Digital Youtube Channel

"WD My Book 14TB arSA - Arabic" on YOUTUBE

October 3, 2019Western Digital Youtube Channel

"WD Gold Enterprise Class SATA HDD" on YOUTUBE

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Western Digital Headquarters

5601 Great Oaks Parkway

San Jose, California95119

1-408-717-6000

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Western Digital Summary

ABOUT

Overview

Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ: WDC) designs, manufactures and markets internal and external hard drives of personal computers. Founded in 1970 and headquartered Irvine, California, it is a global provider of solutions for the collection, storage, manag...

CEO

Western Digital's CEO, David Goeckeler, currently has an approval rating of 73%. Western Digital's primary competitors are Seagate, Toshiba & Intel.

Website

wdc.com

Frequently Asked Questions about Western Digital

  1. When was Western Digital founded?

    Western Digital was founded in 1970
  2. Who is Western Digital's CEO?

    Western Digital's CEO is David Goeckeler
  3. How much revenue does Western Digital generate?

    Western Digital generates $16.3B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Western Digital have?

    Western Digital has historically raised $0 in funding
  5. Where is Western Digital's headquarters?

    Western Digital's headquarters is in San Jose California, USA
  1. How many employees does Western Digital have?

    Western Digital has 61,800 employees
  2. What sector does Western Digital operate in?

    Western Digital is in Computers, Peripherals, Networking and Electronic Equipment, Storage Technology
  3. Who are Western Digital's competitors?

    Western Digital's top competitors are Seagate, Toshiba, Intel
  4. Who has Western Digital invested in?

    Western Digital's has invested in companies such as Pliops, SiFive, WekaIO