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Steve Johnson appointed President /CEO of US operations

Accordance Systems, a leading provider of RAID Storage Computer Equipment, Establishes US Headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa and TAIPEI, Taiwan (June 1, 2004) – Accordance Systems, Inc., a global provider of RAID storage for computer network infrastructures, today announced the opening of its United States headquarters in Des Moines, IA, and the appointment of Steve Johnson as president and CEO of Accordance USA. The company specializes in RAID disk array storage hardware and software to support secure disk recovery, optimized data transfer and enterprise storage management. Mr. Johnson will oversee all operations in the US focusing on business development and promotion of Accordance RAID storage products as the company engages in the growing worldwide disk storage market. IDC forecasts this market to be $20 billion in 2004.

Accordance offers a complete line of internal/external RAID storage, network attached storage and RAID server products for single computer and network enterprise use. The company’s family of ARAID99™ products provide a drop-in storage solution for IDE, SCSI, Serial ATA, USB and Firewire connectivity. The RAID product line includes an SNMP agent for remote monitoring and management.

“Accordance Systems is significant player in the ever growing RAID storage arena”, says Steve Johnson, president and CEO of Accordance USA. “The ARAID product line provides affordable, plug-and-play RAID functionality for any computer. I am extremely excited to lead Accordance’ presence in the United States and increase its share of the global storage market.”

Steve Johnson was previously vice president of business development for Icon Laboratories, Inc., a Des Moines-based software supplier for embedded systems. Before Icon Labs, Johnson held executive vice president of marketing positions at Microware Systems Corporation and SNAP2 Corporation and served on each company’s board of directors when each company went public. Steve has held sales and marketing positions at Mizar, Inc., an embedded board level hardware manufacturer of VMEbus boards.

Accordance USA will be exhibiting with Accordance Taiwan at Computex 2004, Hall 1, booth # H513, June 1-5th, 2004 in the Taipei World Trade Center. The companies will be announcing and exhibiting its new RAID storage products including the ARAID99 1500 Serial ATA disk array with RAID1 and RAID0 support.

About Accordance

Accordance is dedicated to delivering cost effective RAID hardware and software solutions for network and standalone storage systems. Accordance’s ARAID99 product family of IDE, SCSI, SATA disk arrays and RAID network attached storage and servers enables companies to effectively store, backup, manage, secure and transfer computer data.
Accordance Systems, Inc. is a privately held company founded in Taiwan in 1998 and headquartered in Taipei. Accordance USA L.L.C. was formed in May 2004 and is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, please call 1-515-491-2961 or visit www.accordancesystems.com.

 

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