Data Storage Institute

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The Data Storage Institute (DSI) (1997–2018) was a national research and development organisation located in Singapore, where data storage technologies were studied.

History[edit]

DSI was established in April 1997 through the expansion of the Magnetics Technology Centre (MTC), 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).

DSI's purpose was to undertake R&D in magnetics technology for hard disk drives (HDDs). Over the years, DSI collaborated with companies such as Seagate, Connor, DEC, Toshiba, Hewlett-Packard and Western Digital.

On 1 June 2018, A*STAR announced its decision to redeploy[1] DSI's renowned capabilities across the organisation in alignment with national research and innovation strategies, and that DSI would no longer function as an independent research unit in A*STAR. The organisation cited the impact of global trends on the data storage industry, resulting in consolidation and much of production happening outside Singapore.

Awards and accreditations[edit]

  • 2016 IET A F Harvey Engineering Research Prize (Dr Arseniy Kuznetsov)[2]
  • 2016 World Scientific Physics Research Award and Gold Medal (Prof Boris Lukiyanchuk)[2]
  • 2015 IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award 2015 ("ABSolution: Advanced Software Package for Nanometer Spaced Head-Disk Interface Design and Simulation") [3]
  • 2014 ISPS 2014 Best Paper award ("Operational Shock Response of Ultrathin Hard Disk Drives") [3]
  • 2013 President's Science Award (Prof Boris Luk'yanchuk) [3]
  • 2011 Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' Silver Award ("Enabling Universal Memory through Nanostructure Engineering")[4]
  • 2008 Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' Silver Award ("Breaking the Limits of Phase Change Random Access Memory – The Future Non-Volatile Memory")[3]
  • 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")[3]
  • 2005 INSIC Technical Achievement Award ("Ultra-low flying femto slider for extremely high density magnetic data storage")[3]
  • 2005 Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' Commendation Award ("Nanocluster beam deposition technology for the synthesis of nanostructure materials")[3]
  • 2005 National Technology Award ("Ultra-low flying height technology at sub-3nm")[3]
  • 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")[3]
  • 2004 Technology Review (TR-100) World's Top 100 Innovators ("Magnetic Random Access Memory {MRAM}")[3]
  • 2004 National Technology Award ("Superlattice-like Rewriteable Phase Change Optical Disk")[3]
  • 2003 Singapore Innovation Award ("3.5 nm Flying Height Slider for Terabyte Capacity Data Storage")[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.a-star.edu.sg/News-and-Events/News/Press-Releases/ID/5940
  2. ^ a b https://www.a-star.edu.sg/Research/Our-People/Honours-and-Accolades
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Data Storage Institute
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ A*STAR Corporate Site – Awards – Past Winners – Winner Citation Archived 19 May 2007 at Archive.today
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2007. Retrieved 13 February 2008.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)