Western Digital CTO Martin Fink to Address New Era of Open Processor Innovation with Keynote Address at RISC-V Summit

November 27, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 27, 2018--Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Martin Fink will deliver the opening keynote at the RISC-V Summit at the Santa Clara Convention Center on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. During his keynote, “ Unleashing Innovation from Core to Edge,” Fink will explore the value of purpose-built compute architectures and how RISC-V will enable a diversity of Big Data and Fast Data applications and workloads at each point along the spectrum, from edge to core. Video coverage of Fink’s keynote will be available on the RISC-V Foundation website: https://riscv.org/category/workshops/proceedings/

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Martin Fink, executive vice president and chief technology officer at Western Digital to keynote RISC-V Summit. (Photo: Business Wire)

Fink leads Western Digital’s technology innovation agenda as the world’s leading provider of solutions to help customers capture, preserve, access and transform data. Regarded as a leader in the open-source community, frequent invited speaker, and the author of, “ The Business and Economics of Linux and Open Source,” Fink’s address will kick off the annual three-day RISC-V event, which will bring together members of the growing RISC-V community to explore notable technology updates, projects and implementations around the globe, as well as the future evolution of data-centric compute architectures.

For more information on the RISC-V Foundation and the RISC-V Summit, visit https://riscv.org/.

About Western Digital

Western Digital creates environments for data to thrive. The company is driving the innovation needed to help customers capture, preserve, access and transform an ever-increasing diversity of data. Everywhere data lives, from advanced data centers to mobile sensors to personal devices, our industry-leading solutions deliver the possibilities of data. Western Digital® data-centric solutions are marketed under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands.

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