Hitachi Global Storage Technologies was formed in 2003 as a result of the strategic combination of Hitachi and IBM's storage technology businesses. Hitachi GST provides hard drives in formats suitable for the office, on the road and in the home. Its hard drive products are used in desktop computers, high-performance servers, notebooks and consumer devices. Hitachi Global Storage Technologies is located in San Jose, Calif., and supports five consumer electronics design studios that are focused on partnering with small and medium-sized manufacturers to successfully integrate Hitachi disk drives into a wide variety of storage-based applications. Hitachi Global Storage is a subsidiary of Hitachi America, which is part of the Hitachi global group of companies. Hitachi is a leading global electronics company based in Tokyo.