Strong Customer Relationships and Technological Leadership Result in Record Sales
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., one of the world’s leading suppliers of hard disk drives and computer peripherals, today announced considerable mobile and enterprise hard disk drive (HDD) shipment growth during the first calendar quarter of 2005. Fujitsu increased its mobile hard disk drive sales for the eleventh consecutive quarter to sustain its position as the second largest supplier of 2.5″ mobile hard disk drives. During the quarter the company shipped 4.269M mobile units, a 67% increase over the same quarter last year (Q1CY04). Fujitsu also sustained its position as the second largest supplier in the enterprise hard disk drive market, increasing shipments to 1.421M units, an unprecedented 43% increase as compared to the same quarter last year.
“We are extremely pleased with our sales this quarter and the results of our HDD products in fiscal 2004” said Lorne Wilson, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Fujitsu Computer Products of America. “Over the past several years, Fujitsu has steadily grown its market share by delivering hard disk drives with industry leading quality, combined with our vertical integration of Fujitsu technology and by focusing on customer satisfaction. We are looking forward to continued success in 2005.”
Fujitsu improved its market share position during the first quarter by continuing to lead the industry with advanced 2.5″ Serial ATA (SATA) and Serial Attached-SCSI (SAS) hard disk drive technology. Quarterly milestones include volume delivery of 2.5″ small form factor (SFF) SAS hard disk drives to major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), announcing the industry’s first 120GB 4200 RPM mobile hard disk drive, and continued work with channel partners to integrate next generation technologies including the 300GB 10K and 147GB 15K hard disk drive families.
“Over the past 2 years, Fujitsu has consistently grown its market share to become a significant force in the hard disk drive industry’s enterprise and 2.5″ mobile segments,” said Dave Reinsel, director of storage research, IDC. “The company’s strategic decision to aggressively advance small form factor serial interface technology has been a primary contributor to its achievements.”
Fujitsu attributes much of its quarter over quarter growth, which exceeds market averages, to positive customer experience and the low “Total Cost of Ownership” that results from the company’s outstanding product quality. Low maintenance and replacement costs give Fujitsu hard disk drives a marked advantage over competitive offerings.
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 platforms, 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 4.7 trillion yen (US$44.5 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.
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Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. conducts engineering and marketing activities in San Jose, 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, and Magneto-Optical drives. Fujitsu Computer Products of America is located at 2904 Orchard Parkway, San Jose, CA, 95134. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-432-6333.
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