Fujitsu Increases Enterprise Hard Disk Drive Shipments by 78%

10/31/2003 - Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. (FCPA), one of the world's leading suppliers of hard disk drives and computer peripherals, announced unprecedented enterprise and mobile market growth demonstrating its strength and leadership in the hard disk drive industry. Fujitsu increased worldwide enterprise hard disk drive shipments to over 1.2M units, a 78% increase over the previous quarter 2Q03 (CY) and a 47% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Fujitsu also announced worldwide record shipment growth in the mobile hard disk drive market increasing drive shipments to 2.0M units, a 19% increase over the previous quarter 2Q03 (CY). That percentage represents a 90% increase in the number of units shipped compared to the same quarter last year.

"We are very pleased that Fujitsu's commitment to quality and industry leading technology has been resonating with our customers. Fujitsu plans to continue our technology leadership with focus on R&D, manufacturing capabilities, and driving the adoption of trends in hard disk drive form factor and connectivity," said Joel Hagberg, vice president, worldwide sales and marketing, Fujitsu Computer Products of America.

Fujitsu's Commitment to Industry Leading Technology
Fujitsu's record hard disk drive market numbers validate its quest for market leadership in the fast-growing enterprise and mobile HDD markets. Fujitsu continues to develop its product roadmap to capitalize on the demand for mobile and enterprise hard disk drives.

"Fujitsu's market growth is directly related to the company's attention to disk drive technology advancements and durability in both the enterprise and mobile arenas," said David Reinsel, Research Manager, IDC. "Continued execution and disk drive technology integration should provide the company with ample opportunity for market and sales growth in future quarters."

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, highly reliable computing and telecommunications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003. For additional information, visit:

About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. (FCPA) conducts engineering and marketing activities in San Jose, CA and sales operations throughout the United States. FCPA's current product and service offerings include hard disk drives, tape drives, magneto-optical drives, scanners and scanner maintenance. FCPA is located at 2904 Orchard Parkway, San Jose, CA, 95134. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-432-6333. For additional information, visit:

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