Oct 17, 2006

Seagate Named 2006 Sun Supplier of the Year

Seagate (NYSE: STX), the world's #1 hard disc drive and storage solutions company, was named 2006 Supplier of the Year by Sun Microsystems for its ability to deliver superior quality and value to Sun's customers.

"We are honored by Sun's selection of Seagate as Supplier of the Year," said Sherman Black, general manager and senior vice president, Seagate Enterprise Compute business. "Seagate's highest priority is ensuring that our customers' needs are met, and we remain dedicated to helping Sun succeed with its own Best-In-Class enterprise solutions."

Suppliers are judged on their performance in the areas of quality, lead-time and delivery, cost and strategic and technical development. Based on these criteria, Sun awards suppliers for Best-In-Class and Meritorious Performance, and also names one Supplier of the Year.

The Best-In-Class award compares the performance of all suppliers who deliver a similar product or service and recognizes the highest performer in that area, while the Meritorious award recognizes suppliers who have gone the extra mile in one or more performance areas. The Supplier of the Year is selected for its extraordinary contributions to Sun's record of delivering top-quality technology and service to its customers.

"Each year Sun Microsystems recognizes the 'best of the best' suppliers for their contributions to outstanding product quality and customer value," said Eugene McCabe, executive vice president of Worldwide Operations at Sun. "Seagate helped Sun exceed our customers' expectations, and we congratulate them on their achievement."

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Branded Solutions. Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, and to be the low cost producer in all markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at www.seagate.com.

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