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It's official: Western Digital to acquire SanDisk for $19 billion

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 21 Oct 2015 12:20 User comments (1)

It's official: Western Digital to acquire SanDisk for $19 billion

Hard drive maker Western Digital has announced their acquisition of memory card giant SanDisk for $19 billion in cash and stock.
There had been rumors for months that SanDisk was looking for a buyer and in the last week Western Digital was increasingly seen as a potential acquirer.

The move has synergies for both companies, including the merger of huge lines of SSDs, HDDs, and NAND storage.

"This transformational acquisition aligns with our long-term strategy to be an innovative leader in the storage industry by providing compelling, high-quality products with leading technology," said Steve Milligan, chief executive officer, Western Digital. "The combined company will be ideally positioned to capture the growth opportunities created by the rapidly evolving storage industry. I'm excited to welcome the SanDisk team as we look to create additional value for all of our stakeholders, including our customers, shareholders and employees."

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122.10.2015 10:44

Oh man.....something's afoot in the tech industry.

Dell buys EMC and now WD snatches up Sandisk. This one seems rather monopolistic and intended to squash WD competition. Except Samsung makes better SSDs than Sandisk so that won't get squashed.

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