sTec Announces Appointment of Vice President for Government & Defense

sTec Announces Appointment of Vice President for Government & Defense

Mark Rochlin Brings Extensive Public, Private Sector Experience to Leading
Solid-State Storage Solutions Provider's Expanded Federal Operations

SANTA ANA, Calif., July 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- sTec, Inc. (NASDAQ: STEC),
a leading global provider of solid-state storage solutions, today announced
the appointment of Mark Rochlin as vice president of government and defense.
Rochlin, a twenty-year military veteran with three decades of experience in
developing and deploying technology solutions for government and military
needs, will head sTec's expanding federal vertical-market team based in the
Washington, D.C., area.

Rochlin will lead sTec's business development and support organization
dedicated to providing the company's enterprise-class solid-state storage
solutions to federal agencies and their contractors worldwide.He reports to
Vaughn Miller, sTec® vice president of business development.

"Mark is a results-driven professional with a proven track record of
successfully meeting and exceeding the technology requirements of federal
agencies and their contractors," said Miller."An effective manager with a
broad vision on how to tackle complex challenges, his experience as a
technologist in government and aerospace, both U.S. and international, is
ideal for sTec as we expand the role of our solid-state storage solutions in
the government and defense sectors."

Rochlin comes to sTec from The Aerospace Corp., where he was principal
director for commercial, international and Homeland Security programs. There,
he developed marketing and sales strategies and managed direct deliveries to a
wide variety of customers, both domestic and international. Prior to that
position, Rochlin served as senior assistant for aerospace technology for the
Office of the Secretary of Defense., where he developed protocols and
implemented programs for national security.

He has served as the Department of Defense (DoD) member of the U.S. delegation
to the United Nations. A recognized expert in the Export Arms Control Act and
the International Traffic in Arms Regulation, he held a leadership role in the
President's Program for Technology Safeguards Monitoring. Additionally, he
served as a senior advisor to the DoD Undersecretary and Assistant Secretary's
staffs.

Rochlin holds bachelor's degrees from the University of Miami (Fla.) and a
master's of science degree in business administration from Central Michigan
University. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Operations Research and Systems
Analysis School and of the Center for Creative Leadership.

About sTec, Inc.

sTec, Inc. is a leading global provider of enterprise-class solid-state
storage solutions designed for the ever-growing performance, reliability and
endurance requirements of today's advanced data centers. The industry's first
company to deploy solid-state drives (SSDs) into large-scale enterprise
environments, sTec offers the industry's widest range of solid-state storage
solutions, which protect critical information for major business and
government organizations worldwide.Headquartered in Santa Ana, California,
sTec also serves the embedded and military/aerospace markets with SSDs for
industrial and rugged environments. For more information, visit
www.stec-inc.com.

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 or
brand names 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 forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties, including those statements concerning the adoption of sTec's
enterprise-class solid-state storage solutions by the government and military,
including federal agencies and their contractors worldwide; and the growth of
sTec in the federal vertical-market and expansion of sales as a result of
hiring Mr. Rochlin. 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 cause actual outcomes and
results to differ materially from current expectations. Important factors that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or
implied in forward-looking statements are detailed in filings with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission, made from time to time by sTec, including
its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, its subsequent Quarterly Reports
on Form 10-Q, and its subsequent Current Reports on Form 8-K, which are
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events or circumstances occurring after the date thereof, or to reflect the
occurrence of unanticipated events.

CONTACT: Editorial contact:
         Jerry Steach
         Director, Public Relations
         sTec, Inc.
         (415) 222-9996
         jsteach@stec-inc.com

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