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 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
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.