Artifact Details

Title

Tanaka, Yoichiro oral history

Catalog Number

102717207

Type

Moving image

Date

2016-08-01

Participants

Bajorek, Chris, Interviewer
Tanaka, Yoichiro, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Tokyo, Japan

Format

MOV

Description

One of the most significant recent technology developments was the commercialization of perpendicular magnetic recording. Starting in 2005 perpendicular magnetic recording significantly facilitated a tenfold increase of data capacity in hard disk drives. Capacities of up to ten terabytes are the norm today. This breakthrough was made possible by use of a unique perpendicular magnetic recording medium known as the oxide medium which was first developed in Toshiba under the leadership of Dr. Yoichiro Tanaka. Dr. Tanaka’s team also integrated this oxide medium into the industry’s first perpendicular magnetic recording hard disk drive. This oral history records Dr. Tanaka’s contributions to these successes.

Category

Oral history

Subject

Toshiba Corporation; Perpendicular Magnetic Recording; Granular Magnetic Medium; Oxide Medium; Ruthenium; Ruthenium underlayer

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X7915.2017
 

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