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whothehecknos 1 post  |  Last Activity: Jul 26, 2016 10:48 AM Member since: Nov 10, 2005
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    Board been pretty quiet

    by carpinus1 Jul 15, 2016 8:09 PM
    whothehecknos whothehecknos Jul 26, 2016 10:48 AM Flag

    Seems pretty clear the FTC has required TDK to divest some of it's interests in the other HDD suspension manufacturers. With HTCH, TDK would have an overwhelming controlling market share.

    The only problem is there ain't nobody interested in buying any part of a HDD suspension company - so TDK has nobody to divest too.

    It doesn't matter to the FTC if the result of their actions will ultimately lead to the BK of HTCH, and that TDK will become the dominate remaining manufacturer by default.

    Kind of sad the FTC has this attitude. And even sadder that either STX or WDC won't buy up HTCH for nothing more than protecting their own source of suspensions. Probably a sign of the future for HDD.

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