Mr. Atsuo Kobayashi
Data Storage & Thin Film Technology Components Business Group
I'm Atsuo Kobayashi, General Manager of TDK's HDD heads business.
Fiscal 2010 Interim Sales Result, and Second-Half and Full-Year Sales Forecasts
Let me give you our fiscal 2010 interim sales result, and second-half and full-year sales forecasts. Previously, we projected second-half sales of ¥132.6 billion and full-year sales of ¥266.0 billion. In the third quarter, we posted sales of ¥73.6 billion and are projecting fourth-quarter sales of ¥69.2 billion. Based on these figures, we are now forecasting second-half sales of ¥142.8 billion and full-year sales of ¥276.2 billion, which would represent a year-on-year increase of 12%.
HDD Head Product Launch Schedule
Now for a word on our schedule for launching new products. We are already mass producing 500GB/P products for 3.5-inch HDDs. With next-generation 640~GB/P products, we will proceed with qualification through the summer of this year. In terms of products for 2.5-inch HDDs, we have started mass producing 320GB/P products. Here too we are working on qualification of next-generation 375GB/P through the summer of this year.
That concludes my presentation.