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LaCie Recognized By Red Herring As A Small Cap 100 For Innovative Technology and Business Model


December 15, 2005, LaCie announced today that it has been selected by Red Herring magazine as one of the inaugural Red Herring Small Cap 100. The editors of Red Herring evaluated over 2,500 technology companies from North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region for the award.

The Red Herring Small Cap 100 were selected for their innovative technology and smart business models that nurture growth and profitability. Red Herring’s Innovation Index, global perspective, and provocative outlook on the technology landscape make this list a unique tool for technology and financial executives.

“The winners on this list are the most competitive, the most innovative, and the most promising technology companies in the small-cap segment. We hope that the Red Herring Small Cap 100 list will shine the light on them that they deserve" said Joel Dreyfuss, Editor-in-Chief of Red Herring magazine.

“We are pleased to be recognized by Red Herring as one of the most competitive, innovative and promising technology leaders in the small cap segment,” said Mathilde Bohrmann, LaCie Vice President of Marketing and R&D. “In our 16 years in the storage business, we have consistently pushed the boundaries of design and technical innovation and will continue this trend through 2006 and beyond.”

LaCie introduced more than 20 new technology breakthroughs in 2005 including the LaCie Carte Orange, a credit card-sized USB key in capacities of 4GB ($99) or 8GB ($149); LaCie Brick Hard Drives shaped like building blocks in capacities ranging from 40GB-500GB ($99-399); LaCie SAFE Mobile Hard Drives with embedded biometric sensors that can only be accessed by swiping a registered fingerprint (40-120GB, $149-399); and LaCie 300 Series LCD Monitors with a CRT-grade color gamut designed for graphics professionals (19-inch for $999 and 21-inch for $1599); among many others. For complete information, visit

The award ceremony for the Small Cap 100 will be held during the Red Herring Fall 2005 conference, December 13th-15th in San Francisco, California. All award winners will be profiled in issue #47 of Red Herring magazine, on sale December 12th, which also contains Red Herring’s Top 10 Trends for 2006. The full list can also be viewed at

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About LaCie
LaCie creates external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday users easily manage their digital lives. Powerful technology combined with unique designs by the internationally acclaimed Philippe Starck, Neil Poulton, Porsche Design GmbH, Ora-Ïto and Karim Rashid make LaCie the world leader in storage innovation. Established in France in 1989, LaCie is now headquartered in North America, Europe and Asia and listed on the Paris Nouveau Marché (code 5431). For more information, visit


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