OCZ Technology Group has announced it is opening a new Solid State Drive (SSD) manufacturing plant in Taipei, Taiwan on October 25, 2010. The 20,000 square foot facility, which features test and burn-in technology required by the company's growing OEM client base, will enable the company to increase SSD production by over 100 percent: from 50,000 units a month to 140,000 units a month.
The expansion is definitely warranted, given that OCZ saw solid growth last quarter: SSD unit sales ramped from an average of 15,000 units per month in Q1 2010 to over 54,000 units in August. Furthermore, OCZ supports a complete spectrum of interfaces including SATA, SAS, Fibre Channel, PCI-Express, USB 3.0, and the proprietary High-Speed Data Link (HSDL) introduced earlier this month, so the company is anticipating a growing demand of its current and future SSDs in both the consumer and enterprise markets.
"As our SSD revenues continue to expand, we are happy to announce our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Taipei, Taiwan," Ryan Petersen, OCZ CEO, said in a statement. "Our new 20 000 square foot facility was set up in response to increased demand from OEMs for our enterprise solid state drive products and significantly increases our monthly SSD capacity."