Hitachi-LG Data Storage

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Hitachi-LG Data Storage
IndustryData Storage, Sensors
Founded2000; 23 years ago (2000)
Tokyo, Japan
Seoul, South Korea
Key people
Min Byung-Hoon, President & CEO
Makoto Hayata, President & CFO
ProductsOptical Disc Drives, LiDAR Sensor, Dust Sensor, AI Interactive Display, Wireless Charger, In-vehicle Air Purifier, Solid State Drive(SSD)
H-L Data Storage GT90N - DVD Writer

Hitachi-LG Data Storage (HLDS, HL-DT-ST or H-L Data Storage), a joint venture between Hitachi, Ltd. and LG Electronics, is a manufacturer of DVD and Blu-ray optical disc drives[1] for desktop computers and laptops. Founded in late 2000, the company began operation in January 2001.[2] In 2006, HLDS began developing Blu-ray Disc drives.[3] The company claims that it has led the disk drive industry in market share since its founding, with a 20% share for fiscal year 2001, 29% for fiscal year 2012, and 60% for fiscal year 2016.[4] Building upon its core optical technology and extensive experience in production management, the company is currently expanding its product lineup to include interactive digital signage, TOF (Time of Flight) 3D sensors, unmanned store solutions, and in-vehicle air purifiers.


  1. ^ "Hitachi LG Data Storage Official Website". Retrieved 2023-05-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Storage, Hitachi-LG Data. "Hitachi-LG Data Storage, appointment of Makoto Hayata CFO as Co-President". Retrieved 2023-05-22.
  3. ^ "Hitachi LG Data Storage Blu ray ODD Page". Retrieved 2023-05-22.
  4. ^ "HLDS Sensor Website About". HLDS Sensor Solution. Retrieved 2023-05-22.

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