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Thai floods to impact HDD industry for several quarters

Posted on Monday, October 24 2011 @ 16:12:45 CEST by

Seagate announced its manufacturing facilities in Thailand were not damaged by the severe floods in Thailand, but the company says it expects its production capacity will be constrained for several quarters due to shortages of components. Last quarter Seagate shipped 50.7 million HDDs, and based on the company's current assessment of the external component supply chain, they expect to ship between 40 million and 50 million units this quarter.
"Our production is not constrained by either internal components supply or by our ability to assemble finished product; rather, we are constrained by the availability of specific externally-sourced components. If these component constraints are resolved result by the end of the December quarter, we expect to exit the quarter with a production capacity of at least 60 million units for the March quarter, excluding any additional capacity from the Samsung acquisition. Assuming no component constraints, we would expect additional capacity of at least 10 million units associated with the Samsung acquisition," concluded Mr. Luczo.
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