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.
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