Sep 13, 1999

Sony Names Seagate as Vendor of the Year

Seagate Technology, Inc. (NYSE:SEG), the world's leading supplier of information storage devices, today announced that Sony Corporation, Broadcasting and Professional Systems (B&P) Company has honored Seagate with its Vendor of the Year award. The award was given to Seagate in recognition of the important role the Company continues to play in the success of Sony's broadcasting and industries business.

"Sony is pleased to present Seagate with our Vendor of the Year award," said Mitsuru Ohki, corporate senior vice president, Sony Corporation, B&P Company, "Seagate continues to strategically align its capabilities to meet Sony's high performance storage needs in our broadcast and industries business. Seagate has provided the type of innovative and reliable storage products we want, and more importantly, that our customers have come to expect. We believe the relationship between Sony and Seagate will continue to provide a superior combination of technology and quality, enabling even greater innovations for future Sony products."

Seagate supplies a wide range of award-winning, high performance Barracuda and Cheetah disc drives to Sony, and is the only data storage company to receive the Vendor of the Year Award among Sony's technology suppliers. The Seagate Cheetah and Barracuda lines of professional recording products have delivered technology that has revolutionized post-production work in the studio. The Cheetah and Barracuda were the first drives to deliver Fibre Channel technology, which enables collaborative video editing between several users each located at their own system. These drives also offer unique Just-in-Time (JIT) seek technology, a capability that significantly lowers studio acoustics with no performance degradation--a key feature embraced by many noise-sensitive audio professionals.

Seagate Technology, Inc. (NYSE:SEG) is a leading provider of technology and products enabling people to store, access, and manage information. The Company is committed to providing best-in-class products to help people get information when, where and how they want it. Seagate is the world's largest manufacturer of disc drives, magnetic discs and read-write heads, an innovator in tape drives, and a leading developer of Business Intelligence software. Seagate can be found around the globe and at For automated news, stock and financial information by phone, dial toll-free 877-SEG-NYSE. Outside the U.S. and Canada, dial 760-704-4368.


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