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Fujifilm Technology Behind New Generaton Enterprise Data Cartridge


Fujifilm NANOCUBIC™ coating technology key to enabling unprecedented capacity, performance of Sun Microsystems’ new enterprise storage system

Valhalla, NY, November 4, 2005 - Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., the first and only company to deliver storage media based on Nanocubic technology, today introduced a new enterprise-grade tape media – to provide 1.5 terabytes (with 3:1 compression) of capacity on a single cartridge – designed for the Sun StorageTek T10000 Enterprise Tape Storage system.

“Developing a new generation of enterprise-class storage solutions meant working with leading media technology partners to obtain the levels of quality, reliability and performance required in today’s enterprise world,” said Nigel Dessau, Vice President and General Manager, Tape Business Unit, Data Management Group, Sun Microsystems, Inc. “This combination of best-in-class tape drives and media will certainly extend our industry-leading position.”

The new media is the next step in advancing greater storage solutions by utilizing proprietary Fujifilm technology. This new Sun StorageTek T10000 media is based on the same innovative NANOCUBIC technology found in other Fujifilm media products, providing new levels of enterprise tape storage performance with an unmatched 120 MB/sec native transfer rate.

“The Sun StorageTek T10000 answers the large capacity, performance and reliability requirements needed in today’s enterprise data center,” said Steve Solomon, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Recording Media Division, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. “We believe this market segment will continue to grow and as a result, Fujifilm continues to explore new applications for our NANOCUBIC and other technologies to achieve even greater capacities and performance.”

The Sun StorageTek T10000 system offers a variety of benefits for IT managers implementing information lifecycle management strategies and disaster recovery programs while complying with today’s stringent regulatory directives. The production of the new Sun StorageTek T10000 media incorporating NANOCUBIC technology continues Fujifilm’s long history in coating technology and recording media leadership.

Already recognized by the industry as an enterprise-class tape technology, Fujifilm NANOCUBIC uses an ultra-thin layer coating to produce higher resolution for recording digital data, ultra-low noise and high signal-to-noise ratios that are ideal for magneto-resistive (MR) heads. Engineered for superior archival and reliability performance, a critical requirement for enterprise system users, NANOCUBIC combines a new binder to provide more stable chemical performance and a super-fine magnetic particle that provides stable physical performance.

About Nanocubic
Fujifilm NANOCUBIC technology achieves higher capacity with faster performance and better long-term reliability by leveraging several proprietary processes, including

* Coating technology: NANOCUBIC technology employs an advanced precision coating process that can control the thickness of the magnetic layer on a nanometer scale;
* Particle technology: Two types of magnetic particles were developed for NANOCUBIC technology, both tens of nanometers in size: magnetic needle-shaped metal particles and plate-shaped barium-ferrite magnetic particles;
* Dispersion technology: NANOCUBIC technology uses a special organic binder material that has the ability to thoroughly disperse the particles in the coating solution so that a uniformly packed structure of the layer is realized.

Fujifilm was the first Japanese domestic producer of computer tape in 1965, and has 40 years of experience in manufacturing back-up tape for the computer industry. Its ATOMM technology, introduced in 1992, resulted in such breakthrough products as Zip® disks, DLTtape™ IV, Super DLTtape™ and LTO tape. With its higher recording density and superior performance and reliability, Fujifilm NANOCUBIC technology is enabling a host of next-generation products for consumer, mid-range and enterprise applications.

For more information on Fujifilm data storage and other recording media products, please call 800-488-3854, or go to You can learn more about Fujifilm magnetic technologies at
The Fujifilm NANOCUBIC logo is available on request.

Specifications for the Sun StorageTek T10000 Data Cartridge

* When used in the Sun StorageTek T10000-A Tape Drive *
Native Capacity (GB) 500
Native Transfer Rate (MB/Sec) 120
Tape Total Thickness (micron) 6.5
Tape Width (mm) 12.65
Tape Length (m) 917

About Fujifilm
Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. is a subsidiary of Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. and delivers technology solutions to meet the imaging and information needs of retailers, consumers, professionals and business customers. As a global leader in digital imaging, Fujifilm pioneered the development of digital medical systems, and today is the leader in digital minilab systems. The company was ranked number 15 for U.S. patents granted during 2004, employs more than 75,000 people worldwide and in the year ending March 31, 2005, had global revenues of more than $23.6 billion.

In the United States, Fujifilm is a leader in delivering high quality, easy-to-use imaging and information solutions in the following categories: Digital Imaging Systems, Film and Imaging Systems, Recording/Storage Media, Motion Picture Film, Graphic Arts and Printing Systems and Medical Imaging and Diagnostics Systems. Fujifilm is an environmentally friendly, humane enterprise and an exemplary corporate citizen.

For more information on Fujifilm products, consumers can call 800-800-FUJI or access the Fujifilm USA Web site at

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