Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) today announced Western Digital, leading provider of digital storage solutions in the Middle East, has set up its ME Head Quarters in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the region’s premier integrated innovations hub for high-tech industries.
Western Digital’s initiative to operate out of DSO comes as part of the company’s larger expansion plans, enhancing its portfolio while increasing its offering of digital storage solutions across the Middle East region.
Dr. Jihad Kiwan, Chief Technology Officer at Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, said: “We are delighted with Western Digital’s decision to set up their operations for the Middle East region at DSO, which goes along with our goal of building and supporting the technology industry in the UAE in general and Dubai in particular. As an industry leader, their presence at DSO will make a significant impact on the market through offering cutting edge products and services for rapidly growing regional clients.”
“Dubai Silicon Oasis is always committed to attracting the world’s leading companies in IT, microelectronics and semiconductors and we believe that their presence will encourage other leading names to invest in DSO” Dr. Kiwan added.
Demand for new digital storage technologies is on the rise with the UAE being ranked the highest worldwide in technology adoption and internet connectivity that translate to higher computer usage.
Khwaja Saif, Director of Sales Middle East and Africa, Western Digital, said: “We are confident that our move to DSOA will prove highly beneficial not only to the regional technology community, but also to end-users who are directly benefiting from our products and services. At Silicon Oasis we are ideally positioned to serve the whole MENA region in a very efficient and professional manner and seize all the growth opportunities the region offers”.
Western Digital one of the storage industry's pioneers and long-time leaders provides products and services for people and organizations that collect, manage, and use digital information. Businesses and consumers use Western Digital hard drives in desktop computers, mobile devices, enterprise applications and home entertainment applications and portable solutions.
Dubai Silicon Oasis is a free zone technology park for semiconductor, microelectronics and other high technology-based companies looking to set up their regional headquarters and R&D facilities in the Middle East and North Africa region.