ASTC Kickoff Downloads

ASTC Kickoff Agenda: Future Storage Technologies and ASTC: A New Approach Mark Geenen (Chairman, IDEMA) Pete Goglia (Senior VP, Xyratex) Currie Munce (Senior VP, Hitachi GST) Mark Re (Senior VP, Seagate Technology) Pantas Sutardja (VP and CTO, Marvell) Steering Committee … Continue reading

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ASTC By-Laws

Legal documents are pending review, with an estimated completion date of April 15, 2011.  If you have further questions, please contact Mark Geenen at

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1. What is ASTC? Operating within the existing IDEMA framework, ASTC is a forum for collaborative joint R&D efforts among storage industry participants, customers, suppliers, universities and laboratories with a goal to shorten the time from invention to productization. 2. Why form … Continue reading

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ASTC provides to members: Direct control and oversight of the development of technology initiatives, joint research projects, and roadmap processes, providing faster results with clearer return on investment with a focus on applied technology but supported with academic research Control … Continue reading

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ASTC Press Release Nov. 2010

On November 9, 2010, IDEMA® (The International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Association), with 12 founding member companies, announced the formation of the Advanced Storage Technology Consortium (ASTC). Open to IDEMA members, ASTC’s purpose is the formation of collaborative joint … Continue reading

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ASTC Partner Quotes

Hitachi GST “Hitachi has a strong R&D heritage and track record of delivering new recording technologies that enable next-generation areal density growth,” said Currie Munce, vice president of Worldwide Research at Hitachi GST. “Through this collaboration, we look forward to … Continue reading

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