Dec 05, 2006

Seagate Named Supplier of the Year by Xyratex

Seagate (NYSE:STX), the world's number one disc drive manufacturer, has announced that it has been named 2006 Supplier of the Year by Xyratex (Nasdaq: XRTX), a leading supplier of enterprise class data storage subsystems.

"We are honoured by Xyratex's selection of Seagate as Supplier of the Year," said Kurt Richarz, vice president of Sales Operations at Seagate. "Seagate's highest priority is ensuring that our customers' needs are met and we are committed to helping Xyratex succeed with its own best-in-class enterprise solutions. Our recent successes together in, for example, working to help Xyratex be the first storage subsystem manufacturer to integrate our Cheetah 15K.5, 4GB/sec fibre channel disc drives, speaks volumes for the quality of the long history of partnership between our two companies."

"Seagate has a true global presence and offers both technology leadership and valued support in drive integration and qualification," said Jason Deacon, director of Purchasing at Xyratex. "We are very pleased to recognize Seagate for their continued contribution to our business relationship and we look forward to working with them in the future"

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Branded Solutions. 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.

Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. Cheetah is either a trademark or registered trademark of Seagate Technology LLC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. One gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity. Accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environment and formatting.

About Xyratex
Xyratex is a leading provider of enterprise data storage subsystems and network technology. The company designs and manufactures enabling technology that provides OEM and disk drive manufacturer customers with data storage products to support high-performance storage and data communication networks. Xyratex has over 20 years of experience in research and development relating to disk drives, storage systems and high-speed communication protocols.

Founded in 1994 in an MBO from IBM, and with headquarters in the UK, Xyratex has an established global base with R&D and operational facilities in Europe, the United States and South East Asia.