Data Storage Institute

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Data Storage Institute (Singapore)
Vision To be a vital node in a global community of knowledge generation and innovation, nurturing research talents and capabilities for world class Research & Development in next generation technologies.
Mission To establish Singapore as a Research & Development centre of excellence in data storage technologies.
Established MTC (1992); Renamed DSI in 1996
Executive Director Dr Pantelis Sophoclis Alexopoulos
Deputy Executive Director (Operations) Dr Teo Yong Chua
Location 5 Engineering Drive 1
DSI Building
Singapore 117608
Website http://www.dsi.a-star.edu.sg

The Data Storage Institute (DSI) is a national research and development organisation located in Singapore, where data storage technologies are being studied. The institute's core competencies are in network storage, non-volatile memory and high-density magnetic recording technologies, as well as system design and prototyping.

History[edit]

DSI was established in April 1996 through the expansion of the Magnetics Technology Centre (MTC), itself founded in June 1992 by the Agency for Science, Technology & Research, or A*STAR (then known as the National Science & Technology Board) and the National University of Singapore (NUS).

In a report published in 1999 by The Information Storage Industry Center, University of California, San Diego, DSI was ranked among the top five storage research and development centers worldwide.[1]

In October 2008, PM Lee Hsien Loong cited DSI as a contributing factor to the “success story” of the Singapore data storage industry.[2]

“Today, we have close to 80% share of the world market for high-end enterprise disk drives, and 40% share of the world market for hard disk media". DSI has collaborated extensively with key industry players on next-generation product developments. Its work has also spawned new high value-added activities. This has persuaded companies such as Fujitsu, EMC, Seiko and Nitto Denko to establish corporate R&D laboratories in Singapore. In particular, Seiko and Nitto Denko have decided to co-locate with DSI right here in Fusionopolis.”

- PM Lee Hsien Loong, Welcoming Speech at Fusionopolis Opening

Awards & Accreditations[edit]

  • 2011 Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' Silver Award ("Enabling Universal Memory through Nanostructure Engineering")[3]
  • 2008 Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' Silver Award ("Breaking the Limits of Phase Change Random Access Memory – The Future Non-Volatile Memory")[4]
  • 2006 National Technology Award ("Advanced micro motor technologies used in hard disk drive and miniaturized mechatronic systems")[5]
  • 2006 IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award ("Nanometer spacing measurement between head and media")[4]
  • 2005 INSIC Technical Achievement Award ("Ultra-low flying femto slider for extremely high density magnetic data storage")[4]
  • 2005 Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' Commendation Award ("Nanocluster beam deposition technology for the synthesis of nanostructure materials")[4]
  • 2005 National Technology Award ("Ultra-low flying height technology at sub-3nm")[4]
  • 2004 Asia Wall Street Journal Young Inventors' Silver Award ("Laser Nanopatterning in the Optical Near-Field for High Density Data Storage") [6]
  • 2004 IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award ("Advanced Laser Microfabrication and Nanoengineering Technology")[4]
  • 2004 Technology Review (TR-100) World's Top 100 Innovators ("Magnetic Random Access Memory {MRAM}")[4]
  • 2004 National Technology Award ("Superlattice-like Rewriteable Phase Change Optical Disk")[4]
  • 2003 Singapore Innovation Award ("3.5 nm Flying Height Slider for Terabyte Capacity Data Storage")[4]

DSI's Scientific Advisory Board[edit]

DSI's Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) provides review of DSI's technology roadmaps.

  • Mr Paolo Cappelletti - R&D Vice President, Numonyx Italy Srl, Italy
  • Mr Paul Brown - Vice President and General Manager E-Lab, EMC Corporation, USA
  • Dr Wang Po Kang - Chief Technology Officer, MagIC Technologies, Senior Vice President, Headway Technologies, USA
  • Mr Hiroshi Sakai - Chief Technology Officer, Showa Denko Electronics K.K., Japan

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