Silicon Graphics Names Richard Belluzzo Chairman and CEO

Headed $35 Billion Computer Products Organization at Hewlett-Packard

Jan 23, 1998, 00:00 ET from Silicon Graphics, Inc.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ --Silicon Graphics, Inc.
 (NYSE:   SGI) today announced that Richard E. Belluzzo has been named Chairman
 and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Edward R. McCracken who had previously
 announced his intention to step down.
     Belluzzo, 44, had been Executive Vice President and General Manager of the
 Computer Organization of the Hewlett-Packard (H-P) Company.  In this position,
 he was responsible for all of H-P's computer products (printers, plotters,
 scanners and personal computers), computer systems (workstations, larger
 computer systems and consulting) and its software and services group (formerly
 the worldwide customer support operation).  These businesses have combined
 annual revenues in excess of $35 billion.  Belluzzo has spent his entire 22-
 year career at H-P in a wide variety of key management, marketing and
 strategic planning positions.
     "As one of the key architects of H-P's success, Rick Belluzzo is a proven
 leader in the computer industry," said James A. McDivitt, a Silicon Graphics
 board member who led the search.  "His more than 20 years of big-league
 technology management experience, strong operating and marketing skills, in-
 depth knowledge of the computer business, and relationships with key
 executives throughout the industry make Rick an outstanding choice to build on
 Silicon Graphics' technology leadership."
     "Silicon Graphics is an exciting company in a rapidly growing industry,"
 said Belluzzo.  "The company is well-positioned with superb technology, a
 respected brand, powerful capabilities in visualization and high-performance
 computing, a strong product line soon to span Windows NT as well as UNIX, a
 large installed customer base and talented employees.  I am delighted to have
 this unique opportunity and I'm confident I can provide the leadership to help
 Silicon Graphics improve its performance and achieve its extraordinary
 potential in the years ahead."
     "With Silicon Graphics poised to take its core strengths into much larger
 markets, Rick's experience and leadership will be a significant asset," said
 McCracken.  "I'm pleased that he's decided to join the company and am
 optimistic that the future holds great opportunity for Silicon Graphics."
 McCracken has agreed to continue to serve as a consultant through June 30,
     Prior to his most recent responsibilities for H-P's computer systems,
 personal computer and printer businesses, Belluzzo was Vice President of the
 Computer Products Organization from 1993 to 1995, and Vice President and
 General Manager of the Ink-Jet Products Group from 1991 to 1993.  From 1987 to
 1990, he served as General Manager of the Boise Printer Division.  In this
 position he led the development and implementation of strategies that resulted
 in the unprecedented market success of the industry-leading LaserJet printer
 family, which currently commands a 60% market share.
     Silicon Graphics Inc. is a leading supplier of high-performance computing
 systems.  Silicon Graphics and its subsidiaries have offices throughout the
 world and headquarters in Mountain View, California.

SOURCE Silicon Graphics, Inc.