Western Digital Corporation
Western Digital Corporation was founded in 1970. Today, Western Digital is best known for its disk drives, however Western Digital didn't started making disk drives until 1988. In the mid-70's, Western Digital was the largest independent producer of calculator chips. In the 1980's Western Digital focus moved to PC's and developed controllers for floppy and hard disk drives. In, 1988 with the purchase of Tandon's disk drives, Western Digital's focused on supplying the PC industry with disk drives.
Key Architects of IDE and EIDE standards
1st floppy disk controller, 1976
Western Digital Chips
Second Sourced Chips