Agere unveils system-on-a-chip for portable HDD devices

Agere Systems today announced a new highly integrated system-on-a-chip (SoC) for miniature hard disk drives (HDDs) used in portable consumer electronics (CE) devices. The low-power chip provides complete support for perpendicular recording and new interface standards that enable small-form-factor (SFF) system makers to offer three times the capacity of flash-based storage with lower cost, claims the company.

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