Western Digital has completed its FTC-ordered handover of assets to Toshiba in order to buy Hitachi’s HDD business Viviti. The wedding of the year was halted when regulators, citing monopoly concerns, demanded WD hand over a bundle of IP, R&D materials and production line gear to Tosh. In exchange, Western Digital will take over Toshiba Storage Device (Thailand), the arm of the company that was devastated in the recent flooding. It’s WD’s aim to integrate the remaining assets into its own local operations — you can read the official line
in the land of pure imagination below.