NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Hard drive maker Seagate (STX - Get Report) aims to offset the impact of a weak PC market by tapping into demand for tablets and super-skinny laptops, according to CFO Pat O'Malley.
"We are mindful that the PC market is challenged for a number of reasons," he said, during a phone interview with TheStreet. "Even with a soft PC market, we see ourselves with a product portfolio positioning to get into other areas of growth again -- for example, tablets and the thin and light notebooks that are coming out."
O'Malley pointed, in particular, to Seagate's launch last month of a 7-mm thin hybrid drive aimed at the notebook market and a 5-mm thin mobile drive for tablets.
"With the portfolio we recently launched, it sets us up really well for the second half
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