SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Fujitsu Computer Products of
America, Inc., one of the world's leading suppliers of innovative computer
products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security
solutions, today announced another prominent breakthrough in magnetic
recording. Using patterned media technology, Fujitsu was able to achieve a
one-dimensional array nanohole pattern with an unprecedented 25 nanometer
pitch. This dramatic new achievement was presented at the 10th Joint
MMM/Intermag Conference on January 9, 2007 in Baltimore, MD.
This revolutionary accomplishment came from the joint work of Yamagata
Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Laboratories Limited and Kanagawa Academy of
Science and Technology (KAST). With this latest patterned media
announcement, Fujitsu has successfully realized a nanohole pattern with 25
nanometer pitch, a process which will enable one Terabit/in2 recording on
HDDs in the future.
Fujitsu first announced innovations with patterned media recording in
June 2005. At that time, advancements were made with the introduction of a
process to pre-pit aluminum media, resulting in nanoholes with an extremely
dense and ordered structure. In addition, a technique called land/groove
texturing allowed for the creation of discrete tracks in which the
nanoholes could be formed. This progress in patterned media has enabled the
development of high capacity hard disk drives, especially in smaller form
During the MMM/Intermag conference, Fujitsu also revealed a new
development involving perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) read/write
operation on random patterned media. With this technology, the soft
underlayer (SUL) is used as the PMR media, another important milestone.
This progress in patterned media recording closely follows the November
2006 Fujitsu announcement regarding the optical element being developed for
thermal assisted recording, another promising advancement for future
capacity increases. These accomplishments indicate that Fujitsu now
possesses a variety of enabling technology options that allow for the
engineering of hard disk drives with increased areal densities.
Growing demand for HDDs with high capacities, especially in small form
factors, are being generated from both the enterprise and mobile arenas.
Manufacturers of database servers and NAS and SAN systems are seeking these
models so that they can create products that feature greater amounts of
storage space, but which require less power and generate less heat.
Notebook and consumer electronic (CE) companies covet these hard disk
drives so they can design the sleek, high-performance products that are so
popular in the mass market.
"Fujitsu is proud of its technology leadership in the hard disk drive
industry and is very excited to report these latest results on patterned
media recording," said Joel Hagberg, vice president, marketing and business
development, Fujitsu Computer Products of America. "In conjunction with our
recent announcements on thermal assisted recording and the availability of
our PMR hard disk drives, we are poised to meet the growing industry demand
for ultra-high capacity, compact HDDs."
The work on nanohole patterned media is supported by the "Research
Program on Development of Innovative Technology" of the Japan Science and
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications
solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies,
highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide
corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver
comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its
customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702)
reported consolidated revenues of about 4.8 trillion yen (US$40.6 billion)
for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. See www.fujitsu.com for further
About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. conducts engineering and
marketing activities in Sunnyvale, CA and sales operations throughout the
United States. Fujitsu Computer Products of America currently offers
products and services including hard disk drives, scanners and scanner
maintenance, Magneto-Optical drives, palm vein recognition technology, 10Gb
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