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04.06.2002 – 08:13


CENATEK Expands Sales Channels To Europe With The Addition Of Two Key Partners

    Morgan Hill, CA (ots)

FM Computer Components Joins CENATEK As A Premier Value-Added Distributor And Levigo Systems Becomes CENATEK's General Importer

    CENATEK, Inc., the provider of high speed, high performance storage solutions, announced today the expansion of its sales channels to Europe. Agreements with FM Computer Components and levigo systems provide these partners with select status as CENATEK's value-added distributor and general importer, respectively, in Europe.

    "CENATEK is pleased to enter the European market with partners who understand solid state disk (SSD) technology, are excited about it, and are willing to help educate their customers about using our products as potential solutions," states Sherri Chien-Niclas, vice president of sales and marketing. "FMCC and levigo were chosen as our key partners for their expertise, enthusiasm, and potential to increase channel and customer awareness of Rocket Drive through other distributors, resellers, OEMs and system integrators."

  "Joining CENATEK will make it possible for us to bring cost-effective high performance disk solutions to Europe, especially to Nordic countries," says Albert Sjoberg, CEO of FM Computer Components. "The performance boost achieved and high reliability makes the product indispensable for almost any company."

    "As the authorized representative of CENATEK in Europe, levigo is proud to be a part of the great CENATEK team and honoured to establish the market in the EMEA space," says Ahmad Masrieh, CEO of levigo consulting. "Together with CENATEK, our goal is to establish a network of selected partners to bring high-speed solid state technology to the mass market."

    "Our mission is to explain the true benefits of the CENATEK Rocket Drive," continues Masrieh. "Today, the Rocket Drive is an add-on PCI device - but its unique core interface design and highly integrated technology allow it to be part of any device which requires high speed and I/O-intensive storage access based on the standard ATA/ATAPI interface. This will give partners and customers the foundation to create their own custom solutions with CENATEK Rocket Drive products and technology and to achieve a competitive advantage for their own business."

    As the general importer and authorized representative, levigo will act as CENATEK's European counterpart and manage any legal issues, regulations, and certifications required for selling Rocket Drive in the EMEA space. CENATEK's channel partners will also work with levigo to fulfill orders for their customers in Europe.

    Oliver Bausch, CEO of levigo systems, adds, "levigo systems is already planning to extend our distribution business. CENATEK's Rocket Drive and upcoming products fit perfectly in our strategy to focus on selected products for distribution. Additionally, levigo systems plans to offer special appliances powered by pre-configured, built-in Rocket Drives, and optimized for intensive I/O-bound applications, as designed and supported by our Engineering team."

    FMCC and levigo are offering an Introductory European Promotion through the end of June 2002. For pricing and availability please contact them as requested below.

    About FM Computer Components AB

    FM Computer Components AB ( is a European IT-product distributor based in Sweden, with a focus on memory and storage solutions. With brand name products in a broad product portfolio, fast and reliable delivery time, and product support by quality engineers, FMCC has successfully developed several long-term relationships with resellers and OEMs over the last decade. The company's mission has been the same since the company was founded in 1990: to provide their customers with the right product, at the right moment, at the right price. FMCC strongly believes that customer satisfaction is achieved through cost-effective lifecycle solutions, and provides additional value to customers with a unique product identification system and a web-based memory/product configurator. For more information, contact FM Computer Components AB at Tel. +46/18/561800. Fax +46/18/561818.

    About levigo

    levigo is a leading solutions provider and systems integrator based in Germany, offering comprehensive yet customer-tailored IT solutions to customers. levigo was formed in 1991, combining the original companies founded by individual executives under one name and bringing together several years of industry expertise to effectively support specialization in targeted areas. levigo consists of four business units: levigo systems, software, and solutions, and the newly organized levigo consulting division. The levigo systems team develops and distributes IT solutions utilizing thin-clients, specialized network appliances, custom servers and software, and also provides on-site services and support, and high-end Internet services. Winner of the "German Multimedia Award 2000," levigo solutions offers sophisticated document management solutions based on jadice, levigo's unique DMS family of products. jadice was developed by levigo software, a team of engineers who also develops custom web-based software and web sites. levigo consulting provides expert IT consulting and sales support for all of levigo's customers. For more information about levigo®, please visit their web site at, or contact levigo at Tel. +49/7031/41614-50. Fax +49/7031/41614-99.

    About CENATEK

    CENATEK, Inc. launched in July 2001 is revolutionizing the way data is stored and retrieved on computers, networks and the Internet. The company's high speed storage and data access products leverage patented solid state disk technology to set new standards for price and performance. In addition to its flagship product, the Rocket Drive, CENATEK offers RAMDisk software products and storage consulting services for businesses of all sizes. Headquartered in Morgan Hill, Calif., CENATEK also maintains research and development offices in Redding, Calif. For more information about CENATEK's RAMDisk™ and Rocket Drive™, visit the CENATEK web site at, or contact CENATEK Corporate via e-mail at

ots Originaltext: CENATEK, Inc.

Sherri J. Chien-Niclas
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