Hitachi-LG Data Storage

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Hitachi-LG Data Storage
IndustryData storage
Founded2000; 21 years ago (2000)
Tokyo, Japan
Seoul, South Korea
Key people
Young-Keun Park, President & CEO
Shiwa Yoshihiro, President & CFO
ProductsOptical disc drives
H-L Data Storage GT90N - DVD Writer

Hitachi-LG Data Storage (HLDS, HL-DT-ST or H-L Data Storage), a joint venture between Hitachi and LG, is a manufacturer of DVD and Blu-ray optical disk drives for desktop and notebook computers.[1] Founded in late 2000, the company began operation in January 2001, and shipped its first product in the summer of that year.[2] In 2006, HLDS began developing Blu-ray Disc drives.[3] The company claims that it has led the disk drive industry in market share since its founding, with a 20% share for fiscal year 2001,[4] 29% for fiscal year 2012, and 60% for fiscal year 2016.[5][1] From 2015 to 2017, the company began to manufacture wireless chargers, sensors and head mounted displays for virtual reality, as ODD sales dwindled.


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