by Anton Shilov
10/19/2010 | 09:56 PM
OCZ Technology Group has announced the opening of a new solid-state drive (SSD) manufacturing plant in Taipei, Taiwan slated to begin operation on Monday, October 25. The new manufacturing facility will enable the well-known supplier of SSDs and memory modules to nearly triple output of solid-state drives per month.
The new facility features high class manufacturing, as well as test and burn-in technology required by OCZ's growing OEM client base. The new facility increases the company's SSD manufacturing capacity to 140 thousand units a month from 50 thousand units a month internally, accommodating the growing demand for both client and enterprise OCZ SSDs. The new facility is 20 000 square foot large.
OCZ demonstrated exciting growth last quarter: SSD unit sales ramped from an average of 15 000 units per month in Q1 2010 to over 54 thousand units in August.
"As our SSD revenues continue to expand, we are happy to announce our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Taipei, Taiwan. Our new 20 000 square foot facility was set up in response to increased demand from OEMs for our enterprise solid state drive products and significantly increases our monthly SSD capacity," said Ryan Petersen, chief executive officer of the OCZ Technology Group.
With a complete spectrum of interfaces including SATA, SAS, Fibre Channel, PCI-Express, USB 3.0, and the proprietary High-Speed Data Link (HSDL) introduced earlier this month, OCZ anticipates demand of its current and future SSD products and continues to establish itself in both the consumer and enterprise storage markets. Thanks to the improved manufacturing capabilities of the supplementary factory, OCZ intends on meeting the market demand in the coming months.