Jun 16, 2005

U.S. Congress Recognizes Seagate Engineer for Advancing Society, Culture and Commerce

Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) today announced that one of its Silicon Valley-based scientists, Dr. Rajiv Ranjan, has been recognized by a statement to the Congressional Record for leadership in science and technology. This special and rare acknowledgement was given for his extraordinary contribution and pioneering research work in the field of magnetic recording.

"My passion for discovery has allowed me to work with many brilliant people over the years at Seagate. Hearing my accolades on the Congressional floor was very moving," said Ranjan, executive director of research and development at Seagate's Fremont facility.

Seagate CEO Bill Watkins acknowledged Ranjan's 54 US patents in data storage and his contribution to data storage technology. "Innovation like Rajiv's is uniquely suited to a culture like Seagate's, where people are encouraged to take risks, look at things in new and unconventional ways, and where teamwork is at the heart of everything we do," said Watkins.

Ranjan patents have played an instrumental role in a variety of data-recording technology breakthroughs. The products Rajiv and his team have contributed to span not only computing markets, but are now being incorporated into consumer electronic products, such as portable music players, PDAs and cell phones.

Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, who honored Ranjan for his work said, "Technical leaders like Rajiv Ranjan have been the lifeblood of Silicon Valley, and continue to prove that we remain on the leading edge of exciting new technologies."

Ranjan, a resident of San Jose, has worked at Seagate and its predecessor companies for 11 years.

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