Stephen J. "Steve" Luczo is the Chairman of the board of directors, President and CEO of Seagate. In January 2009, Luczo, Seagate's chairman, was appointed president and chief executive officer, returning him to the president and CEO role he held at Seagate from 1998 to 2004. He is a member of the board of directors of Microsoft Corporation, and of the World Wildlife Fund.
Seagate Technology PLC is an American data storage company that was incorporated in 1978 as Shugart Technology. It is currently incorporated in Dublin, Ireland and has its principal executive office in Cupertino,California, USA.
Seagate developed the first 5.25-inch hard disk drive (HDD) in 1980, the 5-megabyte ST-506. They were a major supplier in the microcomputer market during the 1980s, especially after the introduction of the IBM XT in 1983. In 1989, they finalized the purchase of Control Data Corporation's Imprimis division, makers of the Wren product line. This gave Seagate access to Wren's voicecoil-based technology. In 1991, they introduced the 7200 RPM Barracuda line, which remains their high-end offering. They purchased Maxtor in 2006 and Samsung HDD business in 2011.