Western Digital to buy Hitachi Global Storage

The number of top tier hard drive and solid state disk makers shrinks by one today, with the announcement that Western Digital is acquiring Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. The deal is worth about $4.3 billion, and it gives Hitachi Storage’s parent company (Hitachi Ltd) a share in Western Digital and two seats on the company’s […]

Hitachi’s finger, stylus-friendly touchscreen demoed on video

Last week we learned that Hitachi was developing a new type of touchscreen that you can operate using a fingertip, stylus, or other implement. It uses technology that’s similar to a traditional capacitive touchscreen to allow you to interact with the screen using a fingertip much as you would on an iPad or most modern […]

Hitachi developing touchscreen to recognize finger or stylus

Capacitive touchscreen displays are all the rage these days. They show up in mobile phones like the iPhone and most Android phones. They’re in tablets like the iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab. Even some netbooks, like the HP Mini 5103 come with optional capacitive touchscreen displays. What sets capacitive screens apart from other touchscreen displays […]

Hitachi showing off high-res and low power display tech

Hitachi is showing off several different display technologies at the CEATEC trade show in Japan this week. One is a super-high resolution IPS display that comes close to Apple’s iPhone 4 display in terms of pixel density. The other is a low power display technology that looks E Ink when you cut off the backlight. […]