Feeds

Adaptec disappearing down rabbit hole

Steele Partners swallows it up

The essential guide to IT transformation

The remnants of adapter company Adaptec, having sold its RAID adapter business to PMC-Sierra, is leaving storage further behind as it becomes a Steele Partners shell for financial operations.

Chief financial officer Mary Dotz is to be terminated from her position on 30 September. She'll probably get nine months' salary, a near $170,000 bonus and $5,000 outplacement services.

Steele Partners, the activist investor group which took over Adaptec, has increased its shareholding, spending a reported $5.9m on another 1.942 million shares a day or so ago and $6.62m on 2.24 million shares previously this month. It now owns 20.9 per cent of Adaptec's common stock while Adaptec has shrunk in operational terms.

Adaptec is changing its name to the vague ADPT Corporation and will focus on "capital redeployment and identification of new business operations". Adaptec as the storage company we knew is pretty much gone. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Pay to play: The hidden cost of software defined everything
Enter credit card details if you want that system you bought to actually be useful
Shoot-em-up: Sony Online Entertainment hit by 'large scale DDoS attack'
Games disrupted as firm struggles to control network
HP busts out new ProLiant Gen9 servers
Think those are cool? Wait till you get a load of our racks
Silicon Valley jolted by magnitude 6.1 quake – its biggest in 25 years
Did the earth move for you at VMworld – oh, OK. It just did. A lot
VMware's high-wire balancing act: EVO might drag us ALL down
Get it right, EMC, or there'll be STORAGE CIVIL WAR. Mark my words
Forrester says it's time to give up on physical storage arrays
The physical/virtual storage tipping point may just have arrived
prev story

Whitepapers

Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up distributed data
Eliminating the redundant use of bandwidth and storage capacity and application consolidation in the modern data center.
The essential guide to IT transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIOs automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.