Feb 28, 2005

Seagate Sponsors "Secret of Hard Disk" Exhibition at Science Museum Tokyo

TOKYO - As a part of 20th Anniversary of Nippon Seagate Inc., an affiliate of Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the world's leading maker of consumer electronics hard drives, announced today it is sponsoring "Secrets of Hard Disk" Exhibition together with the Science Museum, Tokyo of the Japan Science Foundation. The exhibition will be held at Science Museum, Tokyo and it aims to give opportunities for children to learn and experience Hard Disk Drives, which are not only used for personal computer, but also increasingly adopted for consumer electronics devices. The exhibition will run from March 26, 2005 to April 5, 2005.

At the "Secrets of Hard Disk" Exhibition, basic structure of hard disk will be displayed with panels and actual models for children to understand easier. Children can experience hard disk drives not only by listening to lectures about magnetic recording, but also try themselves how basic technologies around themselves are applied to recording system. At the same time, they can learn history of hard disks and feel the innovation of scientific technologies. There will be a workshop and an expert from Seagate answer to questions about hard disk drives. The Seagate's first HDD product "ST506" will be displayed at the exhibition.

"I appreciate sponsorship from Nippon Seagate for this hard disk exhibition, which is quite interesting from technical point of view" said, Akito Arima, president of the Japan Science Foundation. "Although hard disk drives are still unknown for ordinary people, we expect that they learn its history and basis as well as how they are applied in many areas through this exhibition."

"As a leader in our industry, we take our responsibilities as a global citizen very seriously. Our corporate values drive us to ensure that, as we create long-term shareholder value, we make a positive contribution in all our communities including the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)," said Tom Kobayashi, president of Nippon Seagate Inc. "We are excited to be a part of efforts made by the Science Museum, which took hard disk as a theme and this will be helpful to increase awareness in the society. Seagate continues making efforts to disseminate the scientific knowledge and contribute to the society."

About Science Museum, Tokyo
The Science Museum, founded by the Japan Science Foundation, opened its doors in April l964 to promote public understanding of science and technology. Visitors range from children to grown-ups, centering on young people. The number of families is also on the increase in recent years. Exhibits are mostly interactive. You are invited to manipulate and play with them. We hope that you will find them interesting as well as challenging. Progress in science and technology is very rapid and impressive. So, we are constantly renewing and updating our exhibits. You will have access to newest scientific and technological advances. Details can be found at: http://www.jsf.or.jp/index_e.html

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 www.seagate.com.

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