Category Archives: Semiconductor

Why Helium in Hard Drives Is Good for Business

The gas, typically used to fill balloons, is now being used in enterprise hard drives to boost storage capacity. Read more

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Swimming Storage: Helium Hard Drives Use Immersion Cooling

Western Digital’s HGST unit announced a new Helium-filled hard drive, which boosts storage capacity by reducing drag, since helium has one-seventh the density of air. This allows HGST to place spinning disks closer together, and pack seven disks into a … Continue reading

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Helium-powered Hard Drive Lifts Storage Capacity to New Heights

HGST released a helium-powered hard drive that it claims has 50 percent more storage and uses 23 percent less power – all on a 3.5-inch device. Why Netflix is cheered by the new helium drives. Read more

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Helium Shortage Threatens Semiconductor, Smartphone and TV Manufacturers

A 90-year-old helium reservoir in Texas could shut down next month causing disruptions and raising costs for makers of high-tech products from MRI scanners to semiconductors and threaten medical treatments and research. More than 100 organisations, universities and companies, including … Continue reading

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