Western Digital Is Dropping $19B To Acquire SanDisk
Acquiring flash memory company SanDisk could carry Western Digital into the future as hard disk drive demand drops off.By Leah Becerra | October 21, 2015
Western Digital has had a rough time in recent years because its main products — hard disk drives — have seen manufacturer demand drop off. (Video via Western Digital)
The lack of interest in hard drives is partly due to a saturated computer market that has seen falling sales for a while now. And the devices that are selling tend to not need — or want — what Western Digital is selling.