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Fujitsu number one in Australian hard disk drive market

Fujitsu Australia Limited

Sydney, April 06, 2001

Fujitsu is the top selling manufacturer of hard disk drives in the open Australian market, according to IDC's first report on the market.

Fujitsu sold more than one in three hard disk drives in the open market in the quarter to December 2000, according to the overview, The Australian Hard Disk Drive Market October - December 2000. Fujitsu dominated the major open segment, the IDE market, accounting for 34.9% of the approximately 240,000 units sold during the quarter.

The result confirmed Fujitsu's own tracking which placed the company's hard disk drive sales more than 150,000 units ahead of its nearest competitor for the year ended December 2000, according to Fujitsu General Manager, Peripheral Products, Michael Yell.

"Over the past four years we have concentrated on developing a very loyal customer base and we have made a point of targeting the major OEMs with our quality and reliability," Mr Yell said. "The effort we have put into this area is reflected in the IDC findings that show Fujitsu is number one in the hard disk drive open market.

"Unlike our competitors, Fujitsu manufactures a full range of components. This enables us to work with our customers not just as a single component supplier, but as a business partner offering complete solutions."

About one in every 15 Australians using a PC is using a Fujitsu hard disk drive, based on IDC's market size figures and Fujitsu sales over the past three years, Mr Yell added.

About Fujitsu Australia Limited

Fujitsu is one of the world's leading e-services organisations. Fujitsu technology solutions, from servers to e-Business applications, are powering the new Internet economy. In Australia and New Zealand Fujitsu is helping corporate and government customers to design, build and operate solutions which offer competitive advantage in the Internet world, from state-of-the-art infrastructure through to complex e-Business solutions. Our portfolio of IT services includes consulting, systems integration, prime contracting and a full range of professional services. Fujitsu Australia Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited of Japan.
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Fujitsu is a leading provider of Internet-focused information technology solutions for the global marketplace. Its pace-setting technologies, best-in-class computing and telecommunications platforms, and worldwide corps of systems and services experts make it uniquely positioned to unleash the infinite possibilities of the Internet to help its customers succeed. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.48 trillion yen for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001.
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Date: 06 April, 2001
City: Sydney
Company: Fujitsu Australia Limited