Jun 16, 2000
A high point in the design and development of the U-series disc drive is Seagate's commitment to constantly examine, innovate and advance disc drive technology. The Science Park-designed U-series disc drive sets the standard for ruggedness with industry-leading non-operating shock tolerance at 350 Gs and incorporates Seagate's unique 3D Defense System (Drive Defense, Data Defense and Diagnostic Defense). These innovations lead to Science Park filing more than 40 patents pertaining to the design and development of the successful U-series.
"Our design teams have clearly underscored Seagate's leadership position in cutting-edge technology with the U-series," said Charlie Sander, Seagate senior vice president of Personal Storage. "In this business, it is all about innovation - the ability to develop key enabling technologies and to lead in product evolution, and constantly raising the performance bar. This is key to Seagate's continued success in the storage industry. With the emergence of the consumer solutions market, storage technologies are no longer confined to traditional computing like PCs and servers. Science Park incorporates the design strategy that allows Seagate to enable consumer electronics providers to use today's advanced storage technology to design and build tomorrow's entertainment devices."
"We are very pleased with the success of Seagate Science Park," said Liew Heng San, managing director of Singapore's Economic Development Board. "Their strengths in hard disc drive design and development have led to successful innovations in cost optimization, improved reliability and greater shock tolerance for their products. Another area of significant success is in process development. Seagate Science Park and their manufacturing team in Singapore have developed a low cost and highly automated line that has been duplicated in Seagate factories worldwide. Science Park has played, and will continue to play, a key role in strengthening Seagate's competitiveness and leadership in an extremely challenging market. EDB welcomes these activities in Singapore. By leveraging the advanced engineering talent, management expertise, and extensive technological research institutes available in Singapore, Seagate is furthering our efforts to strengthen what has become a world-class disc drive industry here."
In December 1999, the U8 disc drive was named "Hard Disc Drive of the Year" by PC World Malaysia and "Top 3 Products of the Year" by PC World Singapore, among other recognition from leading technology publications.
Seagate Science Park in Singapore is the only disc drive design center outside the US. In 1997, it won the National Technology Award for its development of ST32132, a 2.1 Gbyte Medalist drive. Most recently it was awarded a citation for the inaugural Technology Achievement Award (TAA 1999) in recognition of its pioneering development and manufacturing excellence of the U-series disc drive.
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