FUJITSU LAUNCHES COMPANY TO FOCUS ON OPEN SYSTEMS

November 17, 2000

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Sunnyvale, CALIF. — Fujitsu Technology Solutions, Inc. was launched this week, bringing together resources and expertise of subsidiaries and leveraging the global R&D and manufacturing capabilities of Fujitsu Limited. The new company’s focus on open systems is in response to the marketplace’s open systems direction and requirements for applications portability, cost containment, interoperability, easier and faster introduction of new technology, and less reliance on proprietary products.

Fujitsu Technology Solutions will work with its partners to deliver enterprise and e-business customers new server and storage solutions for high-availability open systems environments. The Fujitsu Technology Solutions product line consists of the following:

— Open systems UNIX servers powered by SPARC64 processors for the Solaris operating environment

— Intel Architecture-based servers with industry-leading technology

— Advanced storage systems with unique functionality

— Network storage for agile data transfer

— Integrated media content system for streaming media over the Internet

The new company will offer these industry-leading products packaged with popular infrastructure software and product-enabling services. Many of the services will be provided by Amdahl Corporation.

“We expect Fujitsu Technology Solutions to become a powerful, new contender in the industry,” said Vernon Turner, vice president of Global Enterprise Server Solutions at IDC. “With the market for UNIX servers expected to account for $37 billion in sales in 2003, and the storage industry expected to grow to $17.4 billion this year (overtaking overall server sales by 2003), Fujitsu Technology Solutions is well positioned to grow rapidly.”

“Fujitsu Technology Solutions will bring more choice and innovation to the open systems marketplace,” said Yasushi Tajiri, CEO of Amdahl Corporation. “Some of the most reputable companies in the world have relied on Amdahl solutions for years, and we expect with the new company to extend that heritage of trust and reliability to new emerging markets.”

Fujitsu Technology Solutions brings with it Fujitsu’s deep experience in resilient technology; Amdahl’s heritage in large-scale enterprise systems for compute-intensive 24×7 environments; and an impressive customer base established in North America by Amdahl, including world-leading companies in the finance, communications, manufacturing, e-business, retail, and other compute-intensive industries. The new company’s open systems products will provide further choice and innovation to customers that require mission-critical performance from their high-end computing systems.

“We are excited to bring together a strong legacy of resources and solutions from Fujitsu and Amdahl to provide next-generation products in today’s environment of continual change in e-business,” said Steve Weller, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Fujitsu Technology Solutions. “As part of the Fujitsu family of companies, Fujitsu Technology Solutions is poised to support the Fujitsu business strategy of `Everything on the Internet.'”

“We expect Fujitsu Technology Solutions to add vitality to the UNIX and IA markets and to stir up competition that not only encourages innovation but also focuses on customers,” stated Carol Stone, vice president of Server Marketing at Fujitsu Technology Solutions.

“With the majority of our customers moving aggressively into open systems, especially for their e-business and Web-enabled applications,” said Richard McCormack, vice president of Storage Marketing at Fujitsu Technology Solutions, “we are increasing our already considerable commitment to open systems environments by offering the best storage management solutions.”

About Fujitsu Technology Solutions: http://www.fujitsu-technology.com/

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