Western Digital Corp. (WDC) announced that it has agreed to sell the assets of its media substrate manufacturing facility in Sarawak, Malaysia, to a subsidiary of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, the hard drive manufacturing unit of Hitachi, Ltd.
The employees of WD at the facility will become employees of the Hitachi. The transaction is expected to close in the current quarter, subject to customary closing conditions. Terms of the transaction between both corporations were not disclosed.
WD announced in December that it was taking actions to realign its cost structure to match a softer demand environment.
The Sarawak facility, at which WD manufactured aluminum substrates for hard drive magnetic media, was acquired by WD as part of its acquisition of Komag, Inc. in September 2007.