Western Digital Announces Appointment of Tunç Doluca to Its Board of Directors

San Jose, Ca - August 28, 2018

Western Digital Corp. (Nasdaq: WDC) today announced the appointment of Tunç Doluca to its board of directors. Doluca, 60, has served as president and chief executive officer of Maxim Integrated, a developer of innovative analog and mixed-signal products and technologies, since 2007. He brings to the board over 30 years of executive leadership and technical experience in the semiconductor industry.

Doluca will be subject to re-election at the next Western Digital annual meeting of shareholders. With this appointment, Western Digital's board is comprised of nine directors, eight of whom are external and independent.

"I am very pleased to welcome Tunç to the Western Digital board of directors," said Matthew E. Massengill, Chairman of the Board of Western Digital. "Tunç is a veteran semiconductor executive with a strong background in operations and manufacturing, as well as strategy execution.  His experience and insight within the semiconductor space will be a valuable asset to Western Digital as we continue to deliver data-centric technology innovations and solutions to help our customers capture, preserve, access and transform their data."

Prior to being named president and chief executive officer of Maxim Integrated, Doluca held a variety of strategic management positions since joining the company in 1984, including leading research and development and serving as group president of its portable, computing and instrumentation electronics business units.  He has designed over 40 products and holds 11 patents.

Doluca also serves on the boards of directors of Maxim Integrated and the Semiconductor Industry Association. Doluca holds a bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University and a master's of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

About Western Digital

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