Seagate Technology, the world’s leading hard drive company,
announced the winners of its Outstanding Supplier Awards for 2005. Belton
Group, Hoya Corporation and Xyratex, Ltd. all brought home this year’s top
honors. Seagate unveiled the winners at its 5th Annual Suppliers Day
conference in Singapore.

The awards are presented to those suppliers delivering consistently high
performance in the areas of Quality, Technology Availability, Delivery,
Flexibility and Cost Management.

The Belton Group, a leading manufacturer of Arm Coil Assembly and Hook-Up,
was this year’s Outstanding Supplier in the Mechanical Components category. In
addition to delivering on aggressive volume requirements, Belton consistently
outperformed its peers to meet Seagate’s quality, Six Sigma, Lean
Manufacturing and technology metrics.

Hoya Corporation, a leading provider of glass substrates and media,
supplies glass substrates for multiple Seagate products. Hoya was awarded the
Outstanding Supplier Award in the Media/Suspension category. During Seagate’s
fiscal year 2005, Hoya was instrumental in providing products for Seagate’s
rapid growth in the Mobile and Consumer Electronics markets. Hoya’s execution,
technology and flexibility were key elements of Seagate’s success throughout
the year.

Xyratex, Ltd., a leading provider of capital equipment to Seagate’s
manufacturing sites, was honored as Outstanding Supplier in the Manufacturing
Capital Equipment category. Xyratex responded pro-actively to Seagate’s
accelerated demand schedule, and its 24-7 response accompanied by a highly
efficient supply chain helped dramatically reduce total lead-time for new

“Our mantra for our suppliers is ‘Drive Quality,'” said Karl Chicca,
Seagate senior vice president of Global Materials. “The importance of reliable
storage continues to grow within traditional and new markets, like consumer
electronics, and our suppliers must not only provide components that meet our
stringent requirements, but must continue to raise the bar on quality.

“Much of Seagate’s success in fiscal year 2005 can be credited to the
quality, technology, delivery and flexibility of our supply base. We continued
to improve our industry-leading supply chain over the last year and received
tremendous support from our suppliers to meet our customer demand. It was no
small feat and I thank them for their hard work and contribution.”