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Fujitsu Announces Hard Disk Drive Shipment Results for Second Calendar Quarter of 2006

Commitment to Customer Relationships and Serial Technological Leadership Produce Continued Success in Mobile and Enterprise Sales


Sunnyvale, CA, July 31, 2006 — Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., one of the world’s leading suppliers of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security solutions, today announced its second quarter hard disk drive shipment results. During the second quarter, Fujitsu shipments of mobile hard disk drives (HDDs) surpassed 5.24M units, an increase of nearly 18% over the same quarter in 2005. In addition, strong execution on the enterprise side resulted in a significant improvement of 18% from the previous quarter, with shipments of enterprise HDDs totaling 1.42M units.

"Fujitsu hard disk drive shipments continue to enjoy steady growth through a result of our focus on the mobile and enterprise markets and emerging Serial interfaces," said Joel Hagberg, vice president, marketing and business development, Fujitsu Computer Products of America. "Our team’s continued commitment to partners and customers has fueled innovative new products for the growing enterprise, mobile and consumer electronics markets."

Fujitsu mobile hard disk drive shipments continued to demonstrate year-to-year growth, with a volume increase of nearly 1M units in the past 12 months. The first HDD manufacturer to market a 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) product, Fujitsu has remained a leader in the promotion of Serial hard disk drive technology adoption and advancement. Over half of all mobile units shipped during the quarter were SATA hard disk drives, nearly double the amount from the previous quarter. This impressive surge has helped to reinforce the company’s reputation as a pioneer in the industry.

In the enterprise arena, Fujitsu is also a force in advancing the industry’s adoption of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS). The company again increased volume of its next generation SAS products to major original equipment manufactures (OEMs) and channel partners. The Fujitsu enterprise HDD product line includes: 3.5" and 2.5" form factors; 10K RPM and 15K RPM spindle speeds; and SAS, Parallel SCSI and Fibre Channel interfaces.

"Full year disk drive shipments to portable PC and enterprise markets are expected to grow by 20% from 2005 to 2006," according to John Rydning, IDC's research manager over hard disk drives. "Fujitsu's continued focus on changing customer requirements for these two markets is reflected in its strong year-over-year unit shipment growth in the second quarter."


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Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, 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 about 4.8 trillion yen (US$40.6 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006.
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About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. conducts engineering and marketing activities in Sunnyvale, CA and sales operations throughout the United States. Fujitsu Computer Products of America currently offers products and services including hard disk drives, scanners and scanner maintenance, Magneto-Optical drives, palm vein technology, 10Gb Ethernet switches and degaussers. Fujitsu Computer Products of America is located at 1255 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-746-7000.
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