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HDD Market Growth from Materion Microelectronics and Services

All indicators point toward continued growth for the hard disk drive market through 2009. It is expected that the number of drives shipped over the next 5 years will double from current volumes of 250 million units per year to 500 million units per year. A large portion of this increase will come from growth in the consumer electronics segment of the HDD market.

Devices such as MP3 players, cell phones and PDA’s are fueling the demand for smaller, faster and larger capacity drives. Integration of digital video recording drives (DVR’s) into set top boxes and “TiVo” style components will also contribute to significant HDD market growth.

Sputtering Target Supplier Materion Microelectronics & Services has earned a position as a leading sputtering target supplier to the HDD market. We are the largest supplier to the thin film recording head market. We stand together with TFH makers in developing new materials enabling next generation GMR, TMR and CPP thin film heads. Our extended life target designs, metallurgical product improvements and cost of ownership solutions continue to assist TFH makers increase areal density while lowering overall costs.

Materion Microelectronics & Services has extended its scope and product development into the magnetic media segment of the HDD market. With the unique capabilities of in house precious metal manufacturing and refining services, Materion Microelectronics & Services now offers the magnetic media market a fully integrated source for magnetic media sputtering targets. We support present day longitudinal magnetic recording (LMR) and future perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) formats with precious and non precious metal sputtering targets and precious metal management programs.

Materion Microelectronics & Services is committed to provide world-class support to the HDD market. Learn how we can assist your company by contacting Materion Microelectronics & Services.