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Showa Denko Contracts with Seagate to Jointly Develop HAMR Technology-based HD Media

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:00am

Ltd. (Seagate) to jointly develop next-generation hard disk (HD) media for data recording with Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR[1]) technology, which is a next-generation data recording method for hard disk drives (HDDs).

Key Points: 
  • Ltd. (Seagate) to jointly develop next-generation hard disk (HD) media for data recording with Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR[1]) technology, which is a next-generation data recording method for hard disk drives (HDDs).
  • SDK has developed FePt-based new magnetic material and technology to mass-produce HAMR-technology-based HD media with this new magnetic material.
  • This FePt-based new magnetic material has ultra-high ordering temperature, which was thought to be difficult to realize on the surface of HD media coated with conventional magnetic material.
  • Under the joint development contract, SDK and Seagate have entered into, Seagate will evaluate the FePt-based new magnetic material developed by SDK and/or SDK/Seagate collaboratively.