Profile: Seagate Technology PLC (STX.O)
20 Jan 2017
Seagate Technology public limited company, incorporated on January 22, 2010, is a provider of electronic data storage technology and solutions. The Company's principal products are hard disk drives (HDDs). In addition to HDDs, the Company produces a range of electronic data storage products, including solid state hybrid drives (SSHDs), solid state drives (SSDs), peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) cards and serial advanced technology architecture (SATA) controllers. Its storage technology portfolio also includes storage subsystems and high performance computing (HPC) solutions. Its products are designed for applications in enterprise servers and storage systems; client compute applications, where its products are designed primarily for desktop and mobile computing, and client non-compute applications, where its products are designed for a range of end user devices, such as digital video recorders (DVRs), personal data backup systems, portable external storage systems, digital media systems and surveillance systems.
The Company designs, fabricates and assembles various components found in its disk drives, including read/write heads and recording media. The Company's design and manufacturing operations are based on technology platforms that are used to produce various disk drive products that serve multiple data storage applications and markets. Its technology platforms are focused around the areal density of media and read/write head technologies.
The Company's enterprise storage products include Enterprise Performance HDDs, Enterprise Capacity and Archive HDDs, and Enterprise SSDs. It offers 10,000 and 15,000 revolutions per minute (RPM) Enterprise Performance disk drives. Performance 10,000 RPM HDDs ship in storage capacities ranging from 300 gigabytes (GB) to 1.8 terabytes (TB), and its 15,000 RPM HDDs ship in storage capacities ranging from 146GB to 600GB. Its Enterprise Capacity disk drives ship in 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch form factors and in storage capacities of up to 10TB that rotate at over 7,200 RPM speeds. These products are designed for bulk data storage and server environments.
The Company's client compute products include Desktop HDDs and SSHDs, and Mobile HDDs and SSHDs. Its 3.5-inch desktop drives ship in both traditional HDD and SSHD configurations and offer approximately eight TB of capacity. Desktop drives are designed for applications such as personal computers and workstations. Its family of laptop drives ship in a range of form factors (5mm to 9.5mm drive height), capacities (up to four TB) and technologies (HDD and SSHD) to support mobile needs.
The Company's client non-compute products include Video HDDs, Surveillance HDDs, Network Attached Storage (NAS) HDDs and Branded Solutions. Its Video HDDs are used in video applications, such as DVR's and media centers. Its surveillance drives are built to support the high-write workload of an always-on, always-recording video surveillance system. Its NAS HDD solutions are available in capacities up to 10TB. Its external backup storage solutions are shipped under the Backup Plus and Expansion product lines, as well as under the Maxtor and LaCie brand names. These product lines are available in capacities up to 48TB, respectively. Its Seagate and LaCie Wireless drives provide tablet and smartphone users with additional storage for media content, with capacities up to two TB. The Company's NAS and Personal Cloud solutions provide centralized network storage in capacities up to 32TB and secure, anywhere file access for users on-the-go.
The Company competes with Western Digital Corporation and Toshiba Corporation.
Seagate Technology PLC
38/39 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin