Disk drives store and retrieve information by using magnetic recording heads to write onto and read from rapidly spinning disks. Suspension assemblies hold the read/write head, allowing it to fly just above the surface of the spinning disk. The typical clearance between the head and the disk -called flying height - is about 3 nanometers. For comparison, a fingerprint is approximately 5,000 nanometers high.
While this may sound like a simple task, consider that:
Suspension assemblies are critical to the operation and performance of the disk drive. Our innovative product solutions provide enabling technology for superior disk drive performance, increased capacity and improved reliability.