Fujitsu Increases Hard Disk Drive Shipment by Over 80%

2/13/2004 - Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. (FCPA), one of the world's leading suppliers of hard disk drives and computer peripherals, further strengthened its enterprise and mobile market growth, positioning itself again at the forefront of hard disk drive innovation following the announcement of the first small form factor (SFF) serial attached SCSI enterprise hard disk drive and the first 2.5" serial ATA mobile hard disk drive. Once again, Fujitsu increased its mobile hard disk drive volume increasing drive shipments to 2.2M units, a 10% increase over the previous quarter 3Q03 (CY) and an 80% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Fujitsu sustained an aggressive shipment of 1.2M worldwide enterprise hard disk drive units, meeting a substantial influx in demand during the second half of CY03.

"The final quarter of 2003 was an exciting period for Fujitsu. While meeting customer demand for enterprise and mobile hard disk drives, we successfully introduced exciting new technology to each market," said Joel Hagberg, vice president, worldwide sales and marketing, Fujitsu Computer Products of America. "Fujitsu's commitment to quality and technology innovation builds the foundation for continued customer satisfaction."

Fujitsu Delivers First Small Form Factor SAS 3Gb/s Interface Samples
In the final quarter of CY2003, Fujitsu delivered the first small form factor (SFF), full-speed 3Gb/second serial attached SCSI (SAS) hard disk drive interface to begin testing next generation enterprise storage solutions. The Fujitsu SAS interface leverages the recognized benefits of SCSI with the latest serial technology and Fujitsu expects SAS to become the enterprise I/O interface of choice for the new 2.5" SSF enterprise hard disk drives. Fujitsu's SSF serial attached SCSI drives are created for storage markets that can take advantage of higher performance, higher capacity and smaller footprint hard disk drives offering up to 73.5GB of storage capable of a 300MB/s data transfer rate at a full 3Gb/second.

Fujitsu Announces First 2.5" Serial ATA Mobile Hard Disk Drive
Fujitsu redefined the possibilities for manufacturers in emerging notebook and enterprise storage markets with the announcement of the world's first 2.5" Serial ATA mobile hard disk drive. The new Fujitsu hard disk drive is among the world's smallest, fastest and most efficient hard disk drives offering the power of the integrated Serial ATA SOC in a 2.5" form factor. Additionally, the new Fujitsu hard disk drive features Native Command Queuing (NCQ), an important feature that intelligently and simultaneously coordinates up to 32 instructions to be queued and reordered by the hard disk controller, contributing to an improvement in overall hard disk drive performance.

"Fujitsu's product announcements and aggressive roadmap contributed to an exciting year for the hard disk drive industry," said David Reinsel, research manager, IDC. "We will be watching closely to see how Fujitsu customers and manufactures will integrate the new hard disk drives into next generation enterprise, mobile and consumer storage solutions."

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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