Thread regarding Marvell Technology Group Ltd. layoffs

HDD layoffs

HDD has no new projects in recent 3-4 years. Expected to layoff people this summer.

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It's not a question of whether it's going to happen (again) or not but when. The Storage BU got hit back in February, even after a profitable Q4FY. Since the company is now strictly finance-driven (with engineering relegated to the back seat), any product with less than stellar margins or a future of mostly legacy business will be jettisoned (along with employees associated with it). HDD falls squarely in the latter category.

Post ID: @lpzn+15pjkkIi

Not sure if this is true or not but here is the HDD landscape.

  1. Seagate moved to do all the HDD SOCs internal, that is a done deal
  2. WDC has locked up with Marvell’s competitor so no new development
  3. Toshiba is working with Marvell on next gen HDD but Toshiba is ~ 10% of the market and even less in nearline space which is the only new development.
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