Tech Data to Distribute Apricorn's EZ-GIG(TM) Agreement Enables the Availability and Distribution of EZ-GIG(TM) to a Vast

Array of Consumers



    SAN DIEGO, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Apricorn, a leading manufacturer of
 notebook storage products, today announced that it has signed a distribution
 agreement with Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:   TECD), a leading global
 distributor of technology products. Under the terms of the agreement,
 Apricorn will be listed as a primary vendor on Tech Data's Website. In
 addition, Apricorn's EZ-GIG(TM) Data Transfer Utility Kit will be added to the
 line of high quality notebook accessories that are distributed worldwide by
 Tech Data.
     Tech Data will now offer EZ-GIG through its reseller channel, which
 includes over 100,000 resellers and distributors in the United States, Canada,
 the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.
     Apricorn's revolutionary EZ-GIG was the first utility kit that allowed
 service centers, MIS directors and individual users to make an exact mirror
 copy of their notebook's internal hard drive to a new, larger-capacity drive
 in less than ten minutes. EZ-GIG provides a direct connection to a new hard
 drive through a PC Card interface and Apricorn's proprietary utility software.
 With the click of a mouse, EZ-GIG transfers the operating system and all of
 the data, files and applications to the new hard drive. The new drive is then
 installed and the system boots exactly as before -- no reinstallation or
 reconfiguration is necessary. EZ-GIG is also equipped with important
 bi-directional capabilities and can be used as an external hard drive and/or
 backup storage device.
     "This agreement with Apricorn is another example of Tech Data's efforts to
 ensure that high quality products and accessories are readily available to its
 customers," stated Elio Levy, vice president and general manager, peripherals
 product marketing for Tech Data. "We are excited to add EZ-GIG to Tech Data's
 product distribution list."
     "We are confident that this agreement with Tech Data will strengthen our
 relationship with leaders in the industry, helping to make EZ-GIG a
 world-renowned notebook accessory," stated Paul Brown, president of Apricorn.
 "Our partnership with Tech Data gives us the tremendous opportunity to reach a
 wide variety of consumers from all over the world."
 
     About Tech Data Corporation
     Tech Data Corporation, founded in 1974, is a leading full-line distributor
 of technology products worldwide. The Fortune 500 company and its subsidiaries
 operate in over 30 countries, serving more than 100,000 resellers in the
 United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the
 Middle East. In addition to distributing more than 75,000 products from over
 1,000 manufacturers and publishers, Tech Data provides extensive pre- and
 post-sale training, service and support as well as high-quality configuration
 and assembly services and a full range of electronic commerce solutions. The
 company generated sales of $11.5 billion in its most recent fiscal year, which
 ended January 31, 1999. Tech Data's award-winning Web site is located at
 www.techdata.com.
 
     About Apricorn
     Apricorn Inc., headquartered in San Diego, California, specializes in
 portable computing storage products, and has been at the forefront of
 developing new computer product enhancements and add-ons for nearly 15 years.
 Apricorn has maintained its leadership position by consistently being the
 first to market with reliable, high capacity memory modules for new notebook
 computers. The product line currently includes over 150 different memory
 expansion products for every popular notebook computer from today's leading
 manufacturers. Apricorn's EZ-GIG recently won a WIN100 award from WINDOWS
 Magazine, and has been officially approved by such notebook makers as Fujitsu,
 Dell, Toshiba, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard and IBM.
 
     Contact Apricorn at 800-458-5448, or 619-513-2000, or on the World Wide
 Web at www.apricorn.com.
 
 

SOURCE Apricorn

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