Dec 20, 1999

Seagate Recording Media Operations Achieve Quality Class (SQC) Status

Seagate Techology, Inc. (NYSE:SEG), the world's leading supplier of disc drives and related components, today announced that its Singapore recording media operations (RMO) have received national recognition for quality, and have been awarded Singapore Quality Class (SQC) status by the Productivity and Standards Board (PSB).

"It is an honour to be awarded the SQC status," said Mr. Phillip J Maher, Seagate vice president, Singapore recording media operations. "Our top priority has always been to achieve 100 percent customer satisfaction by producing the highest quality and most advanced magnetic disc media. Through Six Sigma and a Company-wide commitment to our customers, we are creating a culture and management philosophy that drives quality in everything we do."

With the achievement of SQC status, Seagate is now aiming for the prestigious Singapore Quality Award (SQA). The SQA is the highest accolade given to "best of the best" organisations for outstanding achievements in business excellence.

Said Maher, "With a constantly changing business environment and endless advancements in technology, we need to continuously improve our operations and always set out to achieve the highest standards. Being awarded the SQC status indicates that we are on the right track, and is very encouraging as we move forward with our operational improvements."

The history of Seagate Singapore's RMO, which was the 20-year old Company's first and largest media manufacturing facility outside North America, is indicative of Seagate's growth and accomplishments. This state-of-the-art media manufacturing plant in Singapore produces over half of the Company's internal output of disc media, bringing some of the industry's most advanced manufacturing and process technologies to the region.

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