IDC's Hard Disk Drive Components service tracks quarterly and annual hard disk drive (HDD) component (heads, media, substrates, and suspensions) shipments. A quarterly report (Excel spreadsheet and pivot table) is delivered to each participating client delineating total market demand broken out by HDD OEM, technology type, and form factor for each component. Additionally, a five-year forecast for key HDD components is provided by form factor, technology type, capacity per disk, and areal density. This service allows component vendors to understand the demand for HDD components, the technology trends, and their share of participation from a unit perspective.
Markets and Subjects Analyzed
HDD recording heads
HDD media and substrates
Suspension assemblies for HDDs
HDD component technology
Quarterly shipments of heads by HDD OEM and form factor
Quarterly shipments of media and substrates by HDD OEM and form factor
Quarterly shipments of suspensions by HDD OEM and form factor
Annual unit forecast and analysis
Annual top-line HDD forecast by form factor and consumption area
Worldwide HDD Component Forecast and Analysis
Worldwide Quarterly HDD Component Analysis
Periodic Market Insights
Periodic Product Announcements
In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.
Key Questions Answered
What is the long-term demand for various HDD components?
How quickly are HDD technology transitions occurring, and when should vendors be prepared to support them?
What are the near-term and long-term forecasts for the number of components per drive?
How are components for HDDs trending, and where should component technology investments be focused for next-generation products?
Are there opportunities to capture additional value or are there any unique performance requirements based on the applications consuming hard disk drives (e.g., gaming, CE, and enterprise)?
Storage Controller Technologies and Components Research
IDC's Hard Disk Drive Components service examines how HDD component vendors are positioning themselves to compete in the market for key HDD components. This service reviews the strategies, market positioning, and future direction of several providers in the HDD component market, including Fuji Electric, Hitachi GST, Hoya, Hutchinson Technology, Konica Minolta, NHK Spring, Ohara, Seagate, Showa Denko K.K., TDK, Toyo Kohan, and Western Digital.
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