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GeneralRe: Thailand's HDD industry fear contraction as demand for mobile devices and SSDs soars Pin
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I(we) have nothing to do with the HDD's themselves. OK brief history.

The company I work for was a management buy-out from IBM. We make 'Data Storage Systems'. We took drives(from all the main manufacturers) stuck them into a rack with some intelligent controllers and sold them to Companies like NetApp, HP, Oracle etc who sold them on as their 'own product' to people who needed a lot of storage - weather analysists and the like.

A few years back a hedge fund bought a lot of shares, started to publicly disagree with the direction we were heading(which was Cloud Solutions) made the shareholders jittery and thereby forced 2 of their own Directors on the board, make a lot of redundancies and we lose a lot of our skill-set. 6 months later we were sold to a HDD manufacturer mentioned below in an unflattering way.

Hedge fund happy as they made a lot of money. HDD manufacturer happy as they're getting their foot in the Cloud market.

18 months later they buy another Cloud orientated company similar to us based in Cali. Now when the HDD market suffers it seems to be it's peripheral companies that take the hit (us and the one in Cali). Unfortunately for me Cali has a better skill set than Portsmouth so I think this upcoming redundancy will close the UK branch completely.
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