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Nagano Technical Center
In addition to developing HDD spindle motors, it is responsible for creation of prototypes, production line automation, and process improvement.
Functions and Roles
Nagano Technical Center is the development base of the FDBM (Fluid Dynamic Bearing Motor) Business Unit and, in collaboration with Central Technical Laboratory, is responsible for carrying out development of HDD spindle motors, one of our core products. In this age of big data, HDD is increasing its presence as the key recording medium of computers. Its memory density is still increasing by 30 to 40% per year. HDD spindle motors fulfill the core function of HDD as a hard disc drive device. Nidec leads the HDD spindle market with its 80% share. Nagano Technical Center is responsible not only for development of HDD spindle motors but also for creating prototypes, supporting launching of volume production, improving the processes for higher efficiency and systemization. HDD spindle motors developed at Nagano Technical Center are shipped to plants in Thailand, the Philippines and China for volume production there.
Efforts and Achievements Reflected in Products
HDD Spindle Motors
This center launches various product development projects ahead of its competitors. It has, for example, for the first time in the world and in collaboration with Central Technical Laboratory developed a 7-mm thick HDD spindle motor, a promising product for use in Ultrabook and tablet PCs. Dimensional precision of semiconductor levels and clean environments are necessary in order to produce HDDs, a product that is increasingly being miniaturized. Nagano Technical Center is fully equipped with analytical devices and testing environments including the microelement analysis device and the detection setup cable used to cover up to picogram and nanogram doses.