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The Data Storage Systems Center

Spring Technical Review at Carnegie Mellon’s Silicon Valley

April 28, 2016

On March 10, 2016, the Data Storage Systems Center held this year’s Spring Technical Review at Carnegie Mellon’s Silicon Valley Campus in Mountain View, California. About 80 people from DSSC sponsoring companies, including Seagate Technology, Western Digital Corporation, HGST/WDC and TDK/Headway Technologies, attended the review. DSSC Director Professor Jimmy Zhu presented the State of DSSC with articulation of the vision of the center along its current and long term research focus. The themes of the Spring Review included research on technologies intended for the next generations of hard disk drives, such as heat assisted magnetic recording and microwave assisted magnetic recording.  The technical presentations by DSSC faculty members and graduate students on their latest research findings and progresses and the interests of the audience generated exciting discussions followed every talk. In addition to the research on HDD technologies, Professors James Bain and Jimmy Zhu also presented overviews on emerging memory technologies, especially STT-MRAM and RRAM, including analysis on the emerging market development as well as research strategy and progress at DSSC in these areas.  

Technical presentations of 2016 Spring Review can be accessed by employees from DSSC sponsoring companies here

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