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Western Digital Buys Head Plant

The facility is in Fremont, Calif.

Western Digital

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closed the purchase of a Fremont, Calif., manufacturing facility for an undisclosed amount.

This facility has been used by the company to fabricate semiconductor wafers for the production of hard drive recording heads since 2003, the company said.

"WD's head operation in Fremont has been instrumental in our ability to consistently deliver high-quality and highly reliable products to our customers, as well as the development of future products," said the company. "Ownership of this facility is part of our long-term commitment to developing core technologies and remaining a worldwide leader in the hard drive business."

The facility which currently employs 1,000 Western Digital employees, is about 189,000 square feet of clean room, laboratory and office space.

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