TweakTown saw at Flash Memory Summit 2012 that Western Digital is actively hiring SSD engineers. The company's goal is to let a new team build disks from ground-up, rather than patching up and upgrading solutions created by other firms.
The reasoning behind Western Digital hiring a new team of engineers is rather simple in design, but not always the way things are done as it can be tough on the bottom line. The basic reasoning behind it is so that the engineers can make their own mistakes rather than cleaning up the ones made by another team.
This will allow them to build a solid-state drive from the ground up, rather than patching and upgrading the ones that other engineers have already built. This move could allow Western Digital to blow us away when they release their first SSD.