Nov 02, 2005

Seagate Hosts Consumer Electronics Conference in Seoul

Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the world's leading hard drive company, today announced that it will hold a Consumer Electronics (CE) Conference at Shinla Hotel in Seoul on November 4. The CE conference is designed to help local CE manufacturers have a better understanding of global CE hard disc drive market trends and Seagate products developed especially for CE applications.

Dave Yang, Seagate's Asia-Pacific CE manager, will highlight the emerging needs for storage as entertainment and other digital content continues to proliferate. Seagate continues to expand its CE hard disc drive product offerings for applications ranging from automobile navigation and entertainment, to home theater, handheld audio, video, communications and computing. They include a breakthrough hard drive designed specifically for use in cars; the first 8GB 1-inch hard drive for handheld applications; the first 2.5-inch hard drive designed specifically for consumer electronics devices; and the industry's highest capacity drive - a 500GB model - for DVRs (digital video recorder) and home entertainment systems.

Seagate works closely with its CE partners to enable them to be fast-to-market with innovative, best-in-class products. To that end, Seagate's technological edge enables it to provide its partners with a comprehensive suite of industry-leading products and services. Seagate's unique Design Service Centers (DSC) for Consumer Electronics in the US and Singapore offer a variety of services, including testing, integration and mechanical analysis, to help customers design, innovate and deliver new hard drive-capable entertainment devices. Regionally, Seagate's System Integration Engineering (SIE) Labs also support local customers' immediate needs. SIE Labs are located in Tokyo and Taipei.

Seagate also provides the industry's most comprehensive customer support services through a toll free telephone customer support line and a collection point for warranty replacement drives. These initiatives are in addition to the company's existing 50 SeaCare centers and five-year hard disc drive warranty.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, and Consumer Electronics applications. Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, and to be the low cost producer in all markets in which it participates. The Company is committed to providing 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

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