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STEC & EMC Announce Partnership

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- STEC, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEC) today announced that EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, has selected STEC's Zeus-IOPS line of solid state drives (SSDs) for deployment in its Symmetrix DMX-4 high-end networked storage systems. STEC's technology gives EMC a significant advantage in system-level performance and further validates the surge in SSD adoption, marking an important milestone in the evolution of enterprise storage.

"We believe that flash-based solid state storage is a game changing technology and that STEC is at the forefront of the SSD market," said Brian Gallagher, senior vice president and general manager, EMC Storage Division.
"Over the past year, EMC and STEC have collaborated to ensure that the Zeus-IOPS Fibre Channel drive meets the stringent quality, availability and reliability requirements of the enterprise storage market. The resulting integration of enterprise-class SSDs with the full breadth of Symmetrix
DMX-4 features, capabilities and traditional disk drives will provide our customers with unprecedented levels of performance and energy efficiency for their most demanding applications."

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EMC Corp.