Agate And Gemini Holdings Establish Representative Agreement

Agate Product Line Now Available in the United Kingdom



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Agate Technologies, Inc,

    CERRITOS, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Agate Technologies, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   AGTE) and Gemini Holdings, Ltd. today announced a signed
 representative agreement for Gemini Holdings to sponsor the Agate product line
 in the United Kingdom. Agate's Q. USB storage device has created tremendous
 interest in both the US and UK, and Gemini Holdings will make Agate's Q.
 available through its easyscan.com website.  The move furthers Agate's
 strategy to align and strengthen partner relationships that enhance
 distribution and better meet the growing customer demand for Agate's products
 worldwide.
     "The quality and assertiveness of the management of Gemini Holdings has
 given me confidence that they will spearhead the growth of Agate's Q.
 throughout the UK," says, John Madigan, President and Chief Operating Officer
 for Agate.  "Their knowledge of and enthusiasm for our product line will be
 key to delivering Agate products to our growing customer base."
     "Agate's Q. USB storage device is revolutionizing the data mobility
 industry in Europe and elsewhere.  We are confident that Gemini Holdings can
 successfully target key accounts and identify markets for the Q. and the
 entire range of Agate's solutions," explains Steve Jackson, Managing Director
 of Gemini Holdings.
     Agate's Q. is available from easyscan.com immediately.
 
     About Agate's Q.
     Agate's Q. USB Hard Drive is a next generation flash memory plug and play
 storage product that plugs directly into a USB port, stores 16/32/64 megabytes
 of data, and does not require cables or power source. Q. shows up as a hard
 drive on the user's system, and the data stored there can be accessed --
 including running programs -- as on any other drive.  Compact and lightweight
 with no moving parts, the Q. can be put into a pocket or on a key ring and can
 be used on any other USB-compatible system.
 
     About Agate Technologies, Inc.
     Agate Technologies, Inc. pioneered hot swapping to IDE peripherals and
 continues to spearhead the move towards a new paradigm in data availability
 and security.  As a premier designer, developer, and marketer of mobile data
 storage and management, Agate is committed to delivering breakthrough
 technology solutions that give users accessibility, mobility, and security of
 data that are cost-effective and user-friendly.  Agate has been licensing
 hot-swap technology to various OEMs since 1997, including HP, NEC, and
 Siemens.
     Contact us at: Agate Technologies, Inc., 16000 Carmenita Road,
 Cerritos, CA  90703, 1-800-98-AGATE, www.agatetech.com .
 
     About Gemini Holdings, Ltd.
     Established in 1999, Gemini was created to provide group level strategic
 direction to a diverse range of products and services within the group. 100%
 privately owned, Gemini's strengths to date have been a combination of
 creativity, breadth of in-house skills and the flexibility to move with this
 rapidly evolving sector.
     Contact us at: Gemini Holdings (UK) Ltd, PO Box 187, Stevenage,
 Hertfordshire, SG1 2ZY, United Kingdom, +44 (0) 1438 759860,
 www.gemini-internet.com .
 
     Some statements in this release may be "forward-looking statements," and
 as such may include risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
 differ from those in the forward-looking statements.  Factors that could cause
 or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to; factors
 detailed in the company's latest 10Q filings with the SEC.
 
     Agate and Q. are trademarks or registered trademarks of Agate
 Technologies, Inc.
 
     Gemini Holdings and easyscan.com are trademarks or registered trademarks
 of Gemini Holdings, Ltd.
 
 

SOURCE Agate Technologies, Inc,
    CERRITOS, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Agate Technologies, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   AGTE) and Gemini Holdings, Ltd. today announced a signed
 representative agreement for Gemini Holdings to sponsor the Agate product line
 in the United Kingdom. Agate's Q. USB storage device has created tremendous
 interest in both the US and UK, and Gemini Holdings will make Agate's Q.
 available through its easyscan.com website.  The move furthers Agate's
 strategy to align and strengthen partner relationships that enhance
 distribution and better meet the growing customer demand for Agate's products
 worldwide.
     "The quality and assertiveness of the management of Gemini Holdings has
 given me confidence that they will spearhead the growth of Agate's Q.
 throughout the UK," says, John Madigan, President and Chief Operating Officer
 for Agate.  "Their knowledge of and enthusiasm for our product line will be
 key to delivering Agate products to our growing customer base."
     "Agate's Q. USB storage device is revolutionizing the data mobility
 industry in Europe and elsewhere.  We are confident that Gemini Holdings can
 successfully target key accounts and identify markets for the Q. and the
 entire range of Agate's solutions," explains Steve Jackson, Managing Director
 of Gemini Holdings.
     Agate's Q. is available from easyscan.com immediately.
 
     About Agate's Q.
     Agate's Q. USB Hard Drive is a next generation flash memory plug and play
 storage product that plugs directly into a USB port, stores 16/32/64 megabytes
 of data, and does not require cables or power source. Q. shows up as a hard
 drive on the user's system, and the data stored there can be accessed --
 including running programs -- as on any other drive.  Compact and lightweight
 with no moving parts, the Q. can be put into a pocket or on a key ring and can
 be used on any other USB-compatible system.
 
     About Agate Technologies, Inc.
     Agate Technologies, Inc. pioneered hot swapping to IDE peripherals and
 continues to spearhead the move towards a new paradigm in data availability
 and security.  As a premier designer, developer, and marketer of mobile data
 storage and management, Agate is committed to delivering breakthrough
 technology solutions that give users accessibility, mobility, and security of
 data that are cost-effective and user-friendly.  Agate has been licensing
 hot-swap technology to various OEMs since 1997, including HP, NEC, and
 Siemens.
     Contact us at: Agate Technologies, Inc., 16000 Carmenita Road,
 Cerritos, CA  90703, 1-800-98-AGATE, www.agatetech.com .
 
     About Gemini Holdings, Ltd.
     Established in 1999, Gemini was created to provide group level strategic
 direction to a diverse range of products and services within the group. 100%
 privately owned, Gemini's strengths to date have been a combination of
 creativity, breadth of in-house skills and the flexibility to move with this
 rapidly evolving sector.
     Contact us at: Gemini Holdings (UK) Ltd, PO Box 187, Stevenage,
 Hertfordshire, SG1 2ZY, United Kingdom, +44 (0) 1438 759860,
 www.gemini-internet.com .
 
     Some statements in this release may be "forward-looking statements," and
 as such may include risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
 differ from those in the forward-looking statements.  Factors that could cause
 or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to; factors
 detailed in the company's latest 10Q filings with the SEC.
 
     Agate and Q. are trademarks or registered trademarks of Agate
 Technologies, Inc.
 
     Gemini Holdings and easyscan.com are trademarks or registered trademarks
 of Gemini Holdings, Ltd.
 
 SOURCE  Agate Technologies, Inc,