Oct 02, 2003

Seagate Recognized By Sun As 2003's Best Disc Drive Company

Seagate (NYSE:STX) was honored today by Sun Microsystems, Inc. with its "Best-in-Class" disc drive storage supplier award for 2003. Seagate was the exclusive disc drive supplier honored with the award, which recognizes companies for meeting the highest standards of product quality, support and on-time delivery. Seagate enterprise disc drive products are used within a wide range of Sun storage, server and workstation solutions.

"Sun Microsystems relies on a strong base of suppliers to deliver exceptional value to Sun's customers, and our suppliers have made outstanding contributions in the areas of cost, quality, lead-time and strategic technical capabilities," said Eugene McCabe, senior vice president, Worldwide Operations, for Sun Microsystems. "We congratulate Seagate for its tremendous efforts in helping us succeed this year."

"Seagate's success is a result of its close customer relationships with companies like Sun," said Brian Dexheimer, Seagate executive vice president of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service. "We are honored to be selected as Sun's 'Best-in-Class' disc drive supplier for 2003 and we'll continue to work closely with our strategic partners in the years ahead to ensure their requirements are not only met, but exceeded."

Seagate's level of efficiency in manufacturing and time-to-market delivery is unparalleled, in part because of its adoption of world-class supply chain management and Six-Sigma quality initiatives. Seagate is a leader in all respective markets it serves, as evidenced by products including its Cheetah family of disc drives which are the industry's first choice for enterprise-class systems and workstations. The award-winning Cheetah family of drives is also recognized for its high reliability and performance when running in a range of demanding, transaction-intensive applications.

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, PC, Notebook and Consumer Electronics applications. The Company is committed to 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.

About Sun Microsystems
Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Seagate and Seagate Technology are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. The WAVE logo, and Cheetah are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.