Sep 08, 2005

Seagate Technology Confirms Fiscal First Quarter Business Outlook

Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX), the world's leading hard drive company, today confirmed its business outlook provided on July 19, 2005 for the company's first fiscal quarter of 2006, ending September 30, 2005.

Assuming a historically normal seasonal pattern in demand for the month of September, Seagate expects to report revenue and net income comparable to the $2.18 billion and $280 million reported in the June quarter, excluding the $10 million non-recurring gain realized from a legal settlement. As previously stated, this outlook excludes costs associated with expensing stock options.

Demand in the consumer electronics, mobile and desktop markets remain relatively consistent with the company's expectations as reported at the end of the June quarter. In the enterprise market, Seagate expects to remain the supplier of choice with an anticipated market share of approximately 50%, in line with expectations when the quarter began, although the total available market appears to be less than originally expected, which was flat from the June quarter level of 6.9 million units.

Pricing across all product lines has been in line with Seagate's expectations and the industry channel inventory level for desktop drives is approximately four weeks.

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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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