Seagate Technology is an American company that deals with manufacturing and distribution of computer storage devices. Established in the year 1978 as Shugart Technology, the company is based in Dublin and has its headquarters in California. It is known for launching some of the well known storage devices over the years.
Seagate Technology was incorporated in the year 1978 by Alan Shugart, Tom Mitchell, Doug Mahon, Finis Conner and Syed Iftikar. The idea of this company came up when Finis Conner came up with the idea of developing a 5.25 inch hard disk. When he presented this idea to Shugart, he was impressed and felt that the idea could actually take the computer world by storm. The company started its operation in the year 1979. However, the name of the company was soon changed to Seagate Technology to avoid any apparent confusion owing to a company with a similar name.