Oct 01, 2002

Sun Names Seagate "Best-In-Class" Disc Drive Storage Supplier

Seagate was honored today by Sun Microsystems as its "Best-in-Class" disc drive storage supplier, receiving Sun's "Supplier Performance Award" for 2002. This year's "Supplier Performance Award" marks the tenth consecutive year Seagate received the honor from Sun. This year, Seagate was the only disc drive supplier honored with the award which recognizes Seagate's leadership in technology, time to market and supply chain flexibility. Seagate enterprise disc drive products are used within a wide range of Sun storage, server and workstation solutions.

"Seagate's deep understanding of Sun's needs and customer base, as well as the resulting product quality and delivery have been invaluable," said Kevin Carroll, vice president of supplier management, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "We congratulate Seagate for being the 'Best-in-Class' supplier of disc drives and in making significant contributions to Sun products and services now for over a decade."

"Seagate is honored by Sun's recognition of our commitment to excellence," said Brian Dexheimer, Seagate executive vice president of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service. "Seagate's continued growth and success are direct reflections of our team's understanding of the importance of making our customers our number one priority."

Seagate's award-winning enterprise disc drives lead their respective classes for both performance and reliability and are field-proven across more generations of end products than any other disc drive. Whether building a server as the backbone of an enterprise environment, or a scalable system to meet the needs of today's businesses of all sizes, Seagate disc drives help Sun's solutions deliver the robustness, quality and performance that Sun's customers demand.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives for Enterprise, PC 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.

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