The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in conjunction with MINT (Center for Micromagnetics and Information Technologies) hosted the 26th TMRC (The Magnetic Recording Conference) over August 17-19. Sponsored by the IEEE Magnetics Society, the conference was focused on “Enhanced Future Recording Technologies for Hard Disk Drives Beyond 10 Tbyte Capacity”. William Cain, Vice President of Technology at Western Digital Corporation delivered the keynote address “Navigating Market and Technology Transitions”.
Some of the topics covered included perpendicular magnetic recording at more than 1Tbit/in2, shingled and two-dimensional magnetic recording, and alternate recording technologies. There were 38 papers presented and poster sessions at the end of the first two days of the conference.