Jul 08, 2002

Seagate Receives Supplier of the Year Awards from Leading Chinese Computer OEMs

Seagate Technology, the world's leading disc drive supplier, today announced that it has been honored with Supplier of the Year Awards from two leading Chinese computer systems OEMs: Founder Computer and Langchao. These two most recent awards for Seagate reflect the Company's successful drive to be the disc drive Supplier of Choice for its worldwide customer base. The two leading Chinese computer OEMs presented Seagate with their respective awards in recognition of the Company's ability to maintain the highest levels of product quality, customer support, on-time delivery, as well as long-term strategic relationships. This year's Founder Supplier Award also marks the second consecutive year that Seagate has received this prestigious honor.

"Our strong relationship with key OEMs like Founder Computer and Langchao has been of great mutual benefit, positioning us to take advantage of the opportunities in the growing domestic market and providing these customers access to industry-leading storage technology," said Joel Stead, Seagate senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing. "We will continue to work closely with our strategic business partners to enhance their customer experience and achieve success together."

Both Founder Computer and Langchao have been long-term business partners of Seagate, with Seagate supplying a comprehensive line of award-winning storage products to the two companies, including disc drives for the PC and Consumer markets as well as Enterprise and Internet applications.

About Founder Computer
Founder Computer System Co., Ltd., a core company under Shanghai Founder Yanzhong Science & Technology Group Co., Ltd., is a leading provider of PC-based systems and solutions. FCS' core business includes desktop PCs for both commercial and consumer market, servers and networking systems for a wide range of enterprise customers. FCS persistently develops newer and advanced technologies with novelty and will satisfy its customers in the Internet era by providing the information-processing tools, solutions and services for the information communication industries.

About Langchao
Langchao (Beijing) Electronic Information Industry Co. Ltd., specializes in providing Chinese corporate customers with overall solution and value-added services. The products include network servers, PCs and notebooks. As a pioneer and leader in the national computer industry, Langchao (Beijing) is a major supplier of servers in the key fields of taxation, finance, post service, government organizations, militaries, securities, education, telecom, manufacture and transportation.

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 as Storage 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.

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