Imation VP of R&D to Speak on 'Nanotechnology at Work' at MHTA Spring Conference Proprietary Imation TeraAngstrom(TM) Technology and Advanced Optical 'Deep

UV Mastering' Process Featured

    OAKDALE, Minn., April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dr. Subodh Kulkarni,
 Imation (NYSE:   IMN) vice president of research and development (R&D), is
 scheduled to speak at the Minnesota High Technology Association's (MHTA)
 Spring Conference, "The Business of Technology," at the Minneapolis Hyatt,
 April 18, 2006, at 2:15 p.m. Kulkarni's presentation and panel discussion
 will highlight nanotechnology -- the design and development of materials
 and devices at the molecular level of matter -- and its applications in
 removable high-density data storage media.
     "With an explosion of digital information all around us, there is an
 increasing need to store this data," explained Kulkarni. "As a result,
 removable data storage media has entered the 'Nano Age' to keep pace with
 growing storage requirements. In fact, the world's data storage needs are
 expected to more than triple by the end of the decade."
     To address this explosion of data, storage technologies are now being
 developed at the nanometer, or billionths of a meter, level. Imation is
 investing in advanced technology development across four data storage
 pillars: magnetic, optical, flash and removable hard drive.
     Kulkarni's presentation will highlight two of the proprietary
 nanotechnologies developed in Imation's R&D laboratories in Oakdale, Minn.,
 that make high-storage capacity possible: Imation's TeraAngstrom(TM)
 technology and Imation's optical "deep UV mastering" process. TeraAngstrom
 technology, a metal particulate (MP) formulation and process used in the
 production of data storage tapes for backup and archive of a company's
 critical data, utilizes nanometer-size magnetic particles uniformly
 oriented at an Angstrom-level surface smoothness. TeraAngstrom technology
 enables a terabyte of capacity in a single magnetic tape cartridge.
     Imation's proprietary optical "deep UV mastering" process helps create
 track pitches less than 425 nanometers (at these densities more than 250
 tracks would fit across the width of a human hair), which are required for
 the new high-capacity Blu-ray and HD DVD advanced optical formats.
     About Kulkarni
     Dr. Kulkarni is vice president, Research and Development, Imation. He
 holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the Indian
 Institute of Technology, and Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in
 chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He
 holds seven U.S. patents and his research on silicon surface chemistry and
 application in integrated circuit fabrication is published in multiple
 technical publications.
     About Imation
     Imation Corp is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of
 magnetic, optical, flash and removable hard disk storage. Additional
 information about Imation is available on the company's Web site at or by calling 1-888-466-3456.
     Imation, the Imation logo, and TeraAngstrom are trademarks of Imation
 Corp. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

SOURCE Imation Corp

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