Oct 29, 2001

Seagate Honored with 2001 Supplier Performance Award from Sun

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - Seagate today announced it has received this year's Supplier Performance Award from Sun Microsystems for its role as the computing giant's supplier of data storage technology. This recognition of Seagate's ability to maintain the highest levels of storage product quality, support, and on-time delivery has enabled Sun to successfully deliver leading-edge servers and workstations to its own global customer base. The 2001 Sun Supplier Performance Award for Seagate marks the ninth year Seagate has earned the award for storage excellence.

"Sun's Supplier Performance Award recognizes industry-leading suppliers like Seagate that meet and exceed customer expectations for value, performance, quality, leadtime and advanced technology," said Kevin Carroll, vice president of supplier management, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "We congratulate Seagate for its high performance standards and in making significant contributions to Sun products and services."

"Seagate's relationship with Sun is based on working as a team to understand the marketplace and address the increasing and dynamic storage needs of its customers," said Brian Dexheimer, Seagate executive vice president of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service. "Recognition like this from a key industry leader validates Seagate as a company that anticipates the needs of its customers and delivers innovative solutions to meet those needs better than anyone."

As a company that incorporates world-class supply chain management and Six-Sigma quality initiatives, Seagate's level of efficiency in manufacturing and time-to-market delivery is unmatched. Since beginning to utilize these initiatives, Seagate's manufacturing-throughput time has improved more than 5 percent while production output per employee has increased 40 percent. Seagate's excellence in market delivery has also allowed it to maintain the position as the world's largest disc drive manufacturer based on revenue. All of these numbers serve to enhance the overall position of Seagate as a company that ultimately provides the best range of storage solutions available today.

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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