Feb 19, 2002

Seagate's U Series Meets Performance And Reliability Demands For Wincor Nixdorf Retail Systems

Continuing to expand its business beyond the traditional PC and server markets, Seagate Technology today announced that its disc drive products are driving Wincor Nixdorf's POS systems used in the world of retailing. One of the leading providers of IT solutions, products and services for the retail and banking industries, Wincor Nixdorf has selected Seagate's best selling U Series disc drive for its POS systems. U Series is Seagate's flagship entry level product for PC, Consumer Electronics and business applications and its widespread adoption by systems manufacturers has earned it the title of the world's most popular disc drive.

"Seagate continues to work with its strategic customers such as Wincor Nixdorf to drive new business applications that are enabled by the latest disc drive technology," said Joel Stead, Seagate senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. "This endorsement by Wincor Nixdorf is one of many examples of the 'storage everywhere' phenomenon in which storage has become the core technology at the heart of new applications and architectures in our information-centric world."

"Seagate's U Series provides reliable, value-class storage and complements the excellent intelligent product features in our POS Systems that are found in retail stores all over the world," said Mervin Liau, Director of Purchasing, Wincor Nixdorf. "Today, more and more far-sighted retail companies are integrating the business-to-consumer (B2C) aspect of eCommerce in multichannel delivery strategies. Wincor Nixdorf is helping them set up workable solutions. Wincor Nixdorf will continue to work with companies like Seagate to drive technological innovation and deliver best-in-class POS Systems to these markets."

Seagate drives will be incorporated in Wincor Nixdorf products that serve the retail industry on a global scale. Some of the major customers that used Wincor Nixdorf's POS Systems include NTUC Fairprice, Metro, Carrefour, TESCO, Rewe, Aldi, Walmart and KMart.

Seagate is the leading storage partner for the Consumer Electronics industry and non-computer applications market, with industry-leading sales and market share confirmed by independent analysts. Seagate has shipped more hard drives for CE applications than any of its competitors.

Seagate's U Series continues to lead the field in reliability with Seagate's 3D Defense System, including SeaShell, SeaShield and G-Force Protection. The drive is the first in the industry to support Enhanced DST, the new standards-based drive self test technology developed by Seagate to enable quicker, more accurate disc drive diagnosis. Unique advantages, such as the SeaShield and SeaShell, protect the drive from accidental damage that may occur during the integration process. SeaShell replaces the ESD bag with a clear, recyclable clamshell package that protects the drive from 1000+ Gs of nonoperating shock, resists ESD and simplifies barcode scanning.

About Wincor Nixdorf
Wincor Nixdorf is one of the leading providers of IT solutions and products for retailers and banks, and offers the associated services and consulting. The company offers retailers hardware and software solutions for the entire value chain: from branch to head office - from POS systems, Electronic Cash and self-scanning through to solution offerings for entire processing of business transactions. Wincor Nixdorf offers a comprehensive range of consulting services from strategic consulting and process consulting through to implementation of solutions in the areas of enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, category management, customer relationship management, business intelligence and multi-channel business. These activities are bundled together under the company Wincor Nixdorf Retail Consulting GmbH. Within Retail division, solutions are also available for the hospitality sector, and the Lottery Solutions division offers products and solutions to the lottery industry. Wincor Nixdorf can be found around the globe and at www.wincor-nixdorf.com.

About Seagate
Seagate is the world's leading provider of storage technology for Internet, business and consumer applications. The Company's products include disc drives for the Enterprise, PCs and Consumer Electronics, as well asStorage Area Network (SAN) solutions. Seagate's market leadership is based on delivering 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.

Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Seagate logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. U Series, SeaShield, SeaShell, DiscWizard, 3D Defense System, are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliate companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Seagate reserves the right to change, without notice, product offerings or specifications.