Hitachi Subsidiary CEO Delivers Keynote Address at DISKCON USA 2003

Hitachi Subsidiary CEO Delivers Keynote Address at DISKCON USA 2003

Business Editors/High-Tech Writers


SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 2, 2003–Hitachi Global Storage Technologies today announced that its CEO, Dr. Jun Naruse, will deliver the keynote address at DISKCON USA 2003. The largest annual gathering of the world’s experts in the $20 billion hard disk drive (HDD) industry, DISKCON will be held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose on Sept. 9-10. The sold-out Keynote Dinner program starts at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Naruse’s inspirational keynote address, “All HDDs All the Time — The Adventure of Jun Naruse, 9 September 2013,” will provide an entertaining and educational look at the future of the disk drive industry. Naruse will demonstrate how HDD technology plays an important and ever-expanding role in our daily lives, and illustrate new applications for storage technology in the future. The address also will explain how industry leaders can overcome challenges ahead, and turn visions and dreams into reality.

“Hard disk drives are the engine that power today’s IT industry and create tomorrow’s consumer electronic markets,” said Naruse. “Hitachi’s continuous breakthroughs in miniaturization, areal density and other technologies give us the competitive edge in providing versatile, reliable and affordable storage solutions. Our industry’s innovations are helping build the foundation for a robust digital society.”

Hitachi offers the most extensive line of HDDs in the industry, from 1-inch portable media; to 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch mobile drives; to 3.5-inch desktop and enterprise-class products. DISKCON has honored Hitachi by selecting four of its hard drives for the prestigious 2003 Technology Showcase: the Travelstar 80GN, Travelstar 7K60, Travelstar C4K40 and 4GB Microdrive. The Technology Showcase will be spotlighted on the exhibition show floor.

In addition to Naruse’s keynote speech, individual sessions will be hosted by seven experts from Hitachi Global Storage Technologies: Dr. Xiaoping Bian, Dr. Robert Fontana, Martin Hassner, John Osterhout, Dr. Gary Patton, Doug Pickford and Dirk Thomas. Dr. Ed Grochowski of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies is this year’s conference chair.

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Hosted by the International Disk Drive, Equipment, and Materials Association (IDEMA), DISKCON USA 2003 is the largest gathering of exhibitors with products and technologies designed specifically for the HDD industry. Key technologies and equipment that foster this industry’s meteoric improvement in areal density and performance are first seen at DISKCON. The exhibition and Technical Conference is held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose.

About Hitachi Global Storage Technologies

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies was founded in 2003 as a result of the strategic combination of Hitachi’s and IBM’s storage technology businesses. The company’s vision is to enable users to fully engage in the digital lifestyle by providing access to large amounts of storage capacity in formats suitable for the office, on the road and in the home.

The company offers customers worldwide a comprehensive range of storage products for desktop computers, high-performance servers and mobile devices. For more information on Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, please visit the company’s Web site at

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company, with approximately 340,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2002 (ended March 31, 2003) consolidated sales totaled 8,191.7 billion yen ($68.3 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors, including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s Web site at

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