Fujitsu Achieves Record-Breaking Quarter in Hard Disk Drive Shipments

Fujitsu Outperforms Previous Quarter; Record High Shipment in Mobile Hard Drive Shipments Highlights Growing Adoption of Industry-leading Hard Drive Technology

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security solutions, today announced a record-high hard disk drive (HDD) shipment of 10.5 million units in the third quarter of 2008, underscoring the company’s sustained commitment to its HDD business and its valued partners and customers. Increasing adoption of Fujitsu mobile HDDs drove record high shipments of 8.9 million units, while enterprise HDD shipments held steady at 1.6 million units, maintaining the second position in the enterprise HDD segment.

“Despite the slowing economy and challenging economic conditions, Fujitsu had a record quarter for its hard disk drive business and continued its commitment to delivering reliable, high performance and energy efficient hard drives,” said Joel Hagberg, vice president, marketing and business development, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. “Demand for our mobile drives, continues to be strong as we advance our technology to meet today’s emerging storage needs.”

Of the total HDD shipments made throughout the quarter, the 5400 RPM Serial ATA (SATA) products made up 91 percent of all mobile HDD shipments at 8.1 million units. These shipments stem from the strong, ongoing demand for high capacity, 2.5-inch drives, which are ideal for notebooks and consumer electronics applications requiring high performance and low-power consumption. In addition, Fujitsu continues to be a leader in the HDD industry delivering the first AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption model, MHZ2 CJ series, in the third quarter of 2008.

Of the enterprise HDD shipments, 75 percent were Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drives, indicating strong demand for mission critical server and storage system applications. Fujitsu also enjoyed an increase in shipments of its small form factor SAS drives as a result of their leadership position in the industry transition from 3.5-inch to 2.5-inch HDDs for enterprise class server and storage systems that require space-saving designs and low power consumption.

From: http://www.fujitsu.com

Publication date: 12.11.2008

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