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Fujitsu Announces Record Growth of Hard Disk Drive Shipments During the First Quarter of 2006

Technological Leadership and a Continued Focus on Customer Relationships Lead to Fifteenth Quarter of Consecutive Growth

Fujitsu Computer Products of America

Sunnyvale, CA, May 16, 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 first quarter hard disk drive shipment results. During the period ended March 31, Fujitsu increased its mobile hard disk drive shipments for the fifteenth consecutive quarter to 5.67M units, an increase of over 33% from the same quarter last year (1CQ05). In addition, Fujitsu shipped 1.2M enterprise hard disk drives, maintaining shipment levels from previous quarters in an increasingly competitive market environment.

"Fujitsu is always striving to improve its products while advancing relationships with customers, partners and distributors," said Joel Hagberg, vice president, marketing and business development, Fujitsu Computer Products of America. "Through the culmination of those driving forces we have enjoyed quarter after quarter of sustained growth. 2006 is off to a great start and we’re looking forward to continued success in the coming year."

Within the mobile arena, Fujitsu has achieved a remarkable run of sustained growth through consistent leadership delivering high quality and reliable hard disk drives. The company has long been a pioneer in the development and advancement of Serial technology. In the mobile industry, which is currently undergoing a major transition from conventional Parallel ATA (PATA) to Serial ATA (SATA), Fujitsu has already shipped over three million units of its most advanced 2.5" SATA hard disk drives.

In the first quarter of 2006 Fujitsu announced another industry first, the MHV2200BT, a 2.5" high-capacity 200GB SATA hard disk drive. Fujitsu developed the MHV2200BT to address growing demands for mobile hard disk drives with the performance and capacity required for external HDD products as well as high-end audio/video computing applications such as gaming, video editing, audio recording and DVR functionality. With this product and others, Fujitsu has continued to grow mobile hard disk drive sales into all of the top original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), non-original equipment manufactures (NOEMs) and channel accounts.

Fujitsu is also an industry leader in the enterprise hard disk drive space with a comprehensive range of enterprise products, including: 3.5" and 2.5" form factors; 10K RPM and 15K RPM spindle speeds; and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), Parallel SCSI and Fibre Channel interfaces. In recent years Fujitsu has led the development and adoption of next generation SAS technology with several first-to-market products. SAS shipments to OEMs, NOEMs and channel customers are consistently growing and improving the company’s market presence.

"The hard disk drive industry continues to set new records for unit shipments, and it established a new revenue record in 2005," said John Rydning, research manager, hard disk drives & components, IDC. "Since 2002, Fujitsu’s hard disk drive shipment growth rate has surpassed industry growth rates resulting in steady improvement of unit and revenue share in a competitive market."

About Fujitsu

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 4.8 trillion yen (US$40.6 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006.
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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 scanners and scanner maintenance, hard disk drives, Magneto-Optical drives, palm vein recognition technology and 10Gb Ethernet switches. 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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Date: May 16, 2006
City: Sunnyvale, CA
Company: Fujitsu Computer Products of America