Western Digital's History
Established on April 23, 1970 by Alvin B. Phillips, Western Digital (then known as General Digital) entered the electronics market with integrated circuits and storage products. The new name was adopted around July 1971 and soon came its first product WD1402AUART. This company has been setting up milestones since its very inception. It has redefined the field of digital storage with its innumerable innovations.
Western Digital's Values
Passion, Action, Production, Perseverance, Integrity and Innovation are the core values on which the company has been based. A diverse and talented pool of 96000 employees helps in achieving excellence in every field. They offer educational reimbursement plans, encourage their employees to go through various seminars and international assignments and thus provide a perfect growth potential to its employees.
What makes Western Digital unique?
Constant innovation has brought Western Digital where it is today. In November 2013 they flaunted their Helium filled 6 TB Ultrastar hard disk drive, claiming 49% reduction in power usage per terra byte of storage.