Western Digital CTO Martin Fink To Address New Era Of Open Processor Innovation With Keynote Address At 7th RISC-V Workshop

San Jose, Ca - November 16, 2017

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Martin Fink will deliver the opening keynote at the 7th RISC-V Workshop hosted by the company at its campus in Milpitas, Calif. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. During his keynote, “RISC-V: Enabling a New Era of Open Processor Innovation,” Fink will explore the power of open-source innovation and the evolution of purpose-built architectures that can maximize the value of data in Big Data and Fast Data applications from today, well into the future.

The keynote session will be webcast live beginning at 10:45 a.m. Pacific Standard Time / 1:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. To view it, visit http://stream.sparkstreetdigital.com/wdc-nov28.html. Video of the keynote will also be available following the broadcast.

Fink leads Western Digital’s technology innovation agenda as the company continues its transformation into the world’s leading provider of solutions to capture, preserve, access and transform data. Regarded as a leader in the open-source community, 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 RISC-V ecosystem members to explore notable technology updates, projects and implementations around the globe, as well as the future evolution of the data-centric compute architectures.

For more information on the RISC-V Foundation and the 7th RISC-V workshop, visit https://riscv.org/.

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