SOURCE: Adaptec, Inc.

September 12, 2006 08:30 ET

Adaptec Expands National Distribution Network With ASI Partnership

MILPITAS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 12, 2006 -- Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), a global leader in storage solutions, today announced that it has added ASI Corp., a leading distributor of computer component products in North America, to its growing network of national distributors. Under the terms of this agreement, Adaptec HBA and RAID controllers including its Unified Serial™ solutions will be available and supported through ASI's distribution network of over 16,000 value-added resellers (VARs) throughout North America.

Adaptec Unified Serial Controllers seamlessly support both Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA) drive types in order to maximize performance, scalability, and flexibility for storage infrastructures. These solutions also offer the industry's most advanced data protection features, including dual disk drive failure protection (RAID 6) and hot space (RAID 5EE). By leveraging the same software management interface, Adaptec simplifies managing RAID data volumes, disk utilization, provisioning, diagnostics and storage expansion.

"We are very excited to partner with ASI as we continue to expand our distribution network throughout North America," said John Noellert, vice president of Americas channel sales and marketing for Adaptec. "System integrators and Value Added Resellers continue to standardize on Unified Serial Controllers from Adaptec as they build storage solutions that support primary and secondary storage requirements. By providing local support and inventory management, ASI will help us as we reach new customers and markets."

"ASI is committed to supporting vendors that provide a clear value-add for our customers and we are pleased to add Adaptec Unified Serial controllers to our inventory," said Cathy Wang, director of product management at ASI. "Our strong sales and distribution channel combined with competitive products from Adaptec will create a mutually beneficial relationship that we look forward to growing in the years to come."

About ASI Corp.

ASI Corp. is a leading wholesale component and peripheral products distributor founded in 1987 to service the integration needs of value added resellers in North America and Asia. The company's 20 North American offices focus on the immediate delivery of over 80 vendor lines to approximately 16,000 VARS. The company is a leading distributor for the following vendors: AMD, ASUS, ATI, Creative Labs, ECS, Intel, LG Electronics, Microsoft, Seagate, Sony, Samsung, ViewSonic and Western Digital. More information is available at www.asipartner.com.

About Adaptec

Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT) provides trusted storage solutions that reliably move, manage, and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec's software and hardware-based solutions are delivered through leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and channel partners to provide storage connectivity, data protection, and networked storage to enterprises, government organizations, medium and small businesses, and consumers worldwide. More information is available at www.adaptec.com.