Western Digital Corp mentioned on Wednesday sure supplies at two of its manufacturing items in Japan, operated by joint-venture associate Kioxia Holdings Corp, had been contaminated and can lead to diminished availability of flash storage units.
According to the corporate’s present evaluation, there could be a scarcity of at the least 6.5 exabytes in flash storage availability. One exabyte equals one billion gigabytes.
Western Digital is working intently with Kioxia to implement obligatory measures that may restore the services to regular operational standing as rapidly as doable.
Kioxia, one of many largest producers globally of flash reminiscence and solid-state storage, is a key provider to Western Digital. The two corporations had been in merger talks final yr however they reached a standstill.