Hitachi Gets Its Game on with Launch of PC Gaming Website; Hitachi Gaming Channel to Feature Industry News, Hot New Products and Top Downloads
Entertainment Editors/Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 27, 2003
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies today announced the launch of Hitachi Gaming Channel (http://www.hgst.com/portal/site/gaming), a video game website designed to allow PC gamers to easily download trial versions of new games, learn about hot new products and catch-up on the latest game news and reviews. The website was developed in response to recent hyper-growth of the PC gaming industry.
Hitachi has long been serving the PC gaming community with hard disk drives that are optimized for use in high performance gaming systems. Hitachi Deskstar 7K250 hard drives feature the capacity points and data access times necessary to meet the stringent demands of PC gaming and other performance applications. Mobile gamers have enthusiastically welcomed Hitachi's high-performance Travelstar 7K60, the industry's only 7200rpm mobile hard drive. This hard drive has the performance gamers require along with the added advantage of ruggedness needed for gamers-on-the-go.
"The purpose of the website is to provide high quality content and tools that help promote PC gaming to a mass audience," said Robert Holleran, general manager, Desktop Business Unit. "We are pleased that, as part of this effort, we are able to disseminate information about the latest PC gaming systems and the components that make them cutting-edge."
Hitachi has also developed an online newsletter containing the latest in gaming industry news, hardware reviews and game trials. The newsletter will also be used to distribute event information about upcoming LANparties or other gaming activities. Free subscriptions to the monthly online newsletter can be accessed via the Hitachi Gaming Channel website.
About Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies was founded in 2003 as a result of the strategic combination of Hitachi's and IBM's storage technology businesses. The company's vision is to enable users to fully engage in the digital lifestyle by providing access to large amounts of storage capacity in formats suitable for the office, on the road and in the home.
The company offers customers worldwide a comprehensive range of storage products for desktop computers, high-performance servers and mobile devices. For more information on Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, please visit the company's website at http://www.hgst.com.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company, with approximately 340,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2002 (ended March 31, 2003) consolidated sales totaled 8,191.7 billion yen ($68.3 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors, including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://global.hitachi.com.
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