Adaptec Connects with FireWire/1394 and USB Solutions

2/28/2003 - Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), a leading supplier of desktop PC solutions for connectivity, storage and multimedia, announced it has seized the number-one position in market share for its FireWire/1394 and USB 2.0 PCI connectivity cards sold in 2002, according to the NPD Group, an independent market information company based in Port Washington, New York.

"Adaptec's commitment to delivering best-of-breed desktop solutions is reflected in the positive customer response and our continued industry leadership," said Jeff Loebbaka, vice president and general manager for Adaptec's Desktop Solutions Group. "We are ecstatic that consumers and reviewers alike are applauding our solutions and making Adaptec the number-one choice in desktop PC connectivity."

Adaptec is also garnering praise from the media and from customers with its video-capture solution. PC Magazine recently heralded Adaptec's VideOh! DVD, an easy-to-use solution for converting VHS home videos into DVDs or Video CDs, as "a much smoother ride" than the closest competitor. PC Magazine awarded Adaptec's VideOh! DVD a four-star rating.

Adaptec DuoConnect and DVPics Plus Capture Editors' Choice Awards
Affirming Adaptec's leadership, DuoConnect, a combination card featuring both FireWire/1394 and USB 2.0 ports, and DVPics Plus, a complete kit for making movies on DVD, recently captured PC Magazine's Editors' Choice in comparison to its closest competitors.

DVPics Plus is part of the Adaptec FireWire/1394 product family, which also includes FireConnect 4300, FireConnect for Notebooks and FireConnect Plus. The solutions help home-PC users to connect digital camcorders, scanners, CD-RW drives and other peripherals to desktop or notebook computers.

DuoConnect is a member of both the FireWire/1394 and USB 2.0 product families. Adaptec's USB 2.0 products include USB2Connect 4000, 3100LP, 5000, USB2Connect for Notebooks, which help home-PC users easily connect to external storage, digital cameras, Web cams and other high-speed devices.

About Adaptec
Adaptec Inc. (NASDAQ:ADPT) provides highly available storage access solutions that reliably move, manage and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec's storage solutions are found in high-performance networks, servers, workstations and desktops from the world's leading manufacturers, and are sold through OEMs and distribution channels to ISPs, enterprises, medium and small businesses and consumers. Adaptec is an S&P SmallCap 600 Index member.

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