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STEC's CEO and CTO to Discuss Everything You Wanted to Know About SSDs on a Conference Call Hosted by Needham & Company

ADVISORY, May 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
/ Source: GlobeNewswire

ADVISORY, May 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WHO: Manouch Moshayedi, CEO and Mark Moshayedi President and Chief Technical Officer will be interviewed by Needham & Company's IT Hardware analyst Richard Kugele.

WHEN: May 18th, 2011 -- a replay audio link of the interview or transcript of the conference call will be available at approximately 3:00 pm, PT.

WHERE: At the Company's Investor Relations website at www.stec-inc.com.

For more information regarding this announcement and other important SSD topics, please visit the company's web site at www.stec-inc.com/ssd/technology.

About STEC

STEC, Inc., a leading global provider of solid-state drive technologies and solutions tailored to meet the high-performance, high-reliability needs of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). With headquarters in Santa Ana, California and locations worldwide, STEC leverages almost two decades of solid-state drive knowledge and experience to deliver the most comprehensive line of solid-state drives to the storage industry. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.stec-inc.com.

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STEC and the STEC logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of STEC, Inc. in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This release contains and the interview will contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including those statements concerning STEC's continued product research and development; growing acceptance, adoption and qualification of SSDs within the Enterprise-Storage and Enterprise-Server market; the benefits from data-tiering software and other technologies and solutions; the capabilities and performance of STEC's products; anticipated increase in sales of STEC's products and the size and strength of the market; and/or the future financial performance and outlook of the company. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, including factors that could delay, divert or change any of them, and could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from current expectations. Although STEC believes that the forward looking statements contained in this release are reasonable, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be fulfilled. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements are detailed in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission made from time to time by STEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. The information contained in this press release is a statement of STEC's present intention, belief or expectation. STEC may change its intention, belief, or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, in STEC's assumptions or otherwise. STEC undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

CONTACT: STEC, Inc. Mitch Gellman, Vice President of Investor Relations (949) 260-8328