Fujitsu will be focusing its resources in markets where significant growth is expected, aiming to double unit sales and secure its position as the world’s third-largest overall supplier of HDDs in fiscal 2008. In the mobile PC HDD market, Fujitsu will offer high-capacity 200GB products in fiscal 2006 to meet rapid growth in demand related to the burgeoning popularity of audio visual-oriented PCs. In addition, Fujitsu plans to introduce 7,200 rpm HDDs for high-end PCs, as well as HDDs incorporating perpendicular magnetic recording technology during the same fiscal year. Fujitsu will enter the market for small form factor 1.8-inch HDDs for application in portable music players, video cameras, and ultra-portable notebooks that are rapidly increasing in popularity. To accelerate development in this new sector, Fujitsu will jointly develop products with Cornice Inc.(2), and is planning to introduce a 120GB model in the first half of fiscal 2007.

Fujitsu Limited today announced strategic measures to expand its hard disk
drive (HDD) business. Fujitsu will be expanding its line of 2.5-inch models and
also entering the 1.8-inch small form factor HDD market. The company has been
focusing on 2.5-inch HDDs for mobile PCs and 3.5-inch models for enterprise
server and network storage systems, and due to the high quality and
technological advancement of its products, held second-largest market share
worldwide in both sectors in 2005(1). Fujitsu will be focusing its resources in
markets where significant growth is expected, aiming to double unit sales and
secure its position as the world’s third-largest overall supplier of HDDs in
fiscal 2008.

2.5-inch HDDs for Mobile PCs

In the mobile PC HDD market, Fujitsu will offer high-capacity 200GB products in
fiscal 2006 to meet rapid growth in demand related to the burgeoning popularity
of audio visual-oriented PCs. In addition, the company plans to introduce 7,200
rpm HDDs for high-end PCs, as well as HDDs incorporating perpendicular magnetic
recording technology during the same fiscal year. It also plans to introduce
models capable of withstanding extreme heat and cold for automotive and other
non-PC applications. With this expanded product lineup, Fujitsu aims to capture
30% of this global market segment.

2.5-inch and 3.5-inch HDDs for Enterprise Systems

In addition to its flagship 3.5-inch HDDs for enterprise servers, Fujitsu will
also pursue further performance gains in 2.5-inch form factor HDDs, reflecting
the trend to downsizing. For interfaces, the company will concentrate on the
increasingly popular serial-attached SCSI (SAS) interface. In fiscal 2006, it
plans to offer high-speed, high-capacity 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch models running at
10,000 rpm with 147GB capacity and 15,000rpm with 300GB capacity, respectively,
for use in enterprise systems that require both high performance and high
reliability. Fujitsu likewise aims to win a 30% share of this global market
segment.

1.8-inch HDDs

Fujitsu will enter the market for small form factor 1.8-inch HDDs for
application in portable music players, video cameras, and ultra-portable
notebooks that are rapidly increasing in popularity. To accelerate development
in this new sector, Fujitsu will jointly develop products with Cornice Inc.(2),
and is planning to introduce a 120GB model in the first half of fiscal 2007. By
combining Fujitsu’s experience and technology in developing 2.5-inch HDDs with
Cornice’s experience and technology in developing 1-inch hard drives for
consumer electronics, Fujitsu intends to quickly develop and bring highly
reliable products to the market.