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OCZ strengthens its position in the SSD market

Things in the SSD world are being turned upside at a fast pace. We've gone from SSDs using wonky JMicron controllers, to today's stable of SandForce and Marvell controllers (in a strange twist, Intel is now using Marvell controllers for its latest SSDs).

Now there's another new development in the world of SSDs. OCZ just announced that it is acquiring Indilinx Co., Ltd, which is a fabless SSD controller provider. The purchase is being financed with $32 million in OCZ common stock.

"This transaction is an important step in OCZ's strategy and significantly enhances our ability to capitalize on the worldwide demand for Solid State Drives," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group. "This combination brings together two organizations that are committed to advancing solid state drive design, and provides a unique opportunity for OCZ to increase both customer and shareholder value as well as expand our reach into embedded markets."

Earlier this year, OCZ announced that it would be abandoning its DRAM products -- a product line that arguably made a OCZ famous in the enthusiast community -- in order to go full-speed ahead with SSDs. At the time, Peterson noted that 78 percent of OCZ's revenue comes from its SSD products. The company also saw a 325 percent increase in revenue for its SSD business for Q3 2011 compared to Q3 2010.

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By mindless1 on 3/18/2011 8:47:28 PM , Rating: 2
Well I wasn't going to mention it but I admin a reasonably popular web deals site so yes I do have a pretty large customer base that I draw from.

What usually happens is someone who can't walk and chew gum at the same time, also can't do something as simple as following bog standard directions on a rebate form, then they SWEAR they did when they really didn't. They are just too conceited to even double check before sending it in, then "assume" they must have done it right.

The funny thing about these people is they usually have more trouble with different manufacturers, sellers and rebate houses too. The common denominator is the customer in most cases, not OCZ. Hint: You don't mail or submit the info to OCZ, you do so through a rebate house that handles lots of companies and THEY qualify or disqualify rebates so if other manufacturers or sellers using them don't seem equally bad to you, again it's a case of looking at the common denominator which is individuals who can't do something as simple as sending in a rebate without screwing it up somehow.

RE: More
By YashBudini on 3/20/2011 5:21:13 PM , Rating: 2
can't do something as simple as following bog standard directions on a rebate form

So you're suggesting the OCZ customer is typically stupider than average? You're going with that, based on all your years of research and documented proof?

Hint: You don't mail or submit the info to OCZ, you do so through a rebate house that handles lots of companies

Such as?

"Intel is investing heavily (think gazillions of dollars and bazillions of engineering man hours) in resources to create an Intel host controllers spec in order to speed time to market of the USB 3.0 technology." -- Intel blogger Nick Knupffer
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