Artifact Details

Title

Suzuki, Isao oral history

Catalog Number

102717211

Type

Moving image

Date

2016-08-02

Participants

Bajorek, Chris, Interviewer
Suzuki, Isao, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Tokyo, Japan

Format

MOV

Description

The advent of mobile computers in the 1990s required hard disk drives (HDDs) with much higher shock robustness than possible with aluminum-based media. Although, it is counterintuitive, only glass-based media using chemically strengthened glass met the shock resistance and cost requirements of this application. From the outset, Hoya led the industry in developing and supplying such glass substrates. This oral history records the history of Hoya's contributions under the leadership of Mr. Isao Suzuki.

Category

Oral history

Subject

Glass; Aluminosilicate; Hoya; Chemically strengthened; Glass-based disks; Shock-resistant drives; Mobile disk drives

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X7917.2017
 

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102717210 Suzuki, Isao oral history