OCZ to Showcase Latest Fatal1ty Co-Branded Gaming Products Directly to Consumers QuakeCon Runs from August 12-15, 2010, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 9, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and systems, is attending QuakeCon 2010, the largest LAN party in North America, held at the Hilton Anatole from August 12-15 in Dallas, Texas. OCZ is teaming up with twelve-time champion and Guinness World Record holder, Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, to highlight OCZ's co-branded memory and power supply solutions. "OCZ is thrilled to partner with Fatal1ty for QuakeCon 2010 and values the face-to-face interaction with thousands of gamers," said Jessica Luken, Director, Global Marketing at OCZ Technology. "Even with growing emphasis on the enterprise market, OCZ's commitment to the gaming community and delivering products with an excellent balance of performance and value has not digressed." QuakeCon is the largest event of its kind in the nation, and is widely attended by enthusiasts of all ages each year. Fatal1y, OCZ, and Creative Labs will host daily "shoot-outs," tech talks, and product giveaways on the main stage of the event showroom. At these events, OCZ will showcase the latest OCZ Fatal1ty power supplies including the high-performance 750W Power Supply, which features 80+ Bronze certification and sleek low-profile modular cables. The new Fatal1ty 750W also features a thermally controlled 135mm double-ball bearing fan for airflow at near-silent audible noise levels, extremely tight and well regulated electrical noise and ripple, and an ideal array of connector types for multiple power-hungry drives and video cards. In addition to a complete range of gaming PSU's, OCZ will also highlight Fata1ty DDR3 memory kits, which are designed specifically to pair with the latest platforms and deliver an optimal combination of low voltage, high speed and low latency. These Fatal1ty memory kits are ideal for gamers and are 100% hand-tested for quality assurance and compatibility and feature proprietary XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreaders for the most effective heat dissipation.
OCZ is dedicated to reaching out to all corners of the gaming community and unique events such as QuakeCon allow the company to address consumers directly.About QuakeCon Often described as the "Woodstock of Gaming," QuakeCon is a four-day, non-stop celebration of games and the people who play them. Free to all and open to the public, QuakeCon 2010 will feature North America's largest Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) LAN party for nearly 3,000 people, drawings and contests with big cash prizes, exhibits with the latest games and hardware, and non-stop entertainment, parties and events. First created in 1996 by a group of friends on IRC and now going into its fifteenth year, QuakeCon remains true to its original mission as an event created by gamers, for gamers. Sponsored by id Software and other industry-leading software and hardware manufacturers, QuakeCon continues to be run by a dedicated group of volunteers, including an executive team with more than 75 years of combined experience producing the event. Over 7,000 people attended QuakeCon 2009. About OCZ Technology Group, Inc. Founded in 2002, San Jose, CA-based OCZ Technology Group, Inc. ("OCZ"), is a leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of high performance and reliable Solid State Drives (SSDs) and premium computer components. OCZ has built on its expertise in high-speed memory to become a leader in the SSD market, a technology that competes with traditional rotating magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs). SSDs are faster, more reliable, generate less heat and use significantly less power than the HDDs used in the majority of computers today. In addition to SSD technology, OCZ also offers high performance components for computing devices and systems, including enterprise-class power management products as well leading-edge computer gaming solutions. For more information, please visit: www.ocztechnology.com. The OCZ Technology Group, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=7439 Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements in this release relate to future events and expectations and as such constitute forward-looking statements involving known and unknown factors that may cause actual results of OCZ Technology Group, Inc. to be different from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. In this context, words such as "will," "would," "expect," "anticipate," "should" or other similar words and phrases often identify forward-looking statements made on behalf of OCZ. It is important to note that actual results of OCZ may differ materially from those described or implied in such forward-looking statements based on a number of factors and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, market acceptance of OCZ's products and OCZ's ability to continually develop enhanced products; adverse changes both in the general macro-economic environment as well as in the industries OCZ serves, including computer manufacturing, traditional and online retailers, information storage, internet search and content providers and computer system integrators; OCZ's ability to efficiently manage material and inventory, including integrated circuit chip costs and freight costs; and OCZ's ability to generate cash from operations, secure external funding for its operations and manage its liquidity needs. Other general economic, business and financing conditions and factors are described in more detail in "Item 1A - Risk Factors" in Part II in OCZ's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on May 20, 2010. The filing is available both at www.sec.gov as well as via OCZ's website at www.ocztechnology.com. OCZ does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.
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