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AT&T AND IOMEGA WIN 1992 SHINGO PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN AMERICAN MANUFACTURING

 AT&T AND IOMEGA WIN 1992 SHINGO PRIZE FOR
 EXCELLENCE IN AMERICAN MANUFACTURING
 LOGAN, Utah, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T Microelectronics Power Systems and Iomega Corp. (NASDAQ/NMS: IOMG) are this year's recipients of the Shingo Prize for Excellence in American Manufacturing.
 The Shingo Prize, awarded annually since 1988, is given to American manufacturers who have demonstrated noteworthy achievement in the areas of time-based manufacturing leading to productivity improvement, quality enhancement and customer satisfaction. It is these manufacturing practices that have elevated AT&T Power Systems and Iomega to world-class manufacturing status.
 The award is named for the late Dr. Shigeo Shingo, one of the world's leading experts on improving manufacturing processes. Along with Taiichi Ohno, a former vice president of Toyota Motors, he helped to create the revolutionary manufacturing techniques, methods, and processes which make up what has since come to be called the Toyota Production System and were the beginning of today's just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing practices.
 The basis for the Shingo Prize involves a production strategy of continuous improvement in quality, productivity and customer satisfaction. This strategy in turn is geared toward mistake proofing to achieve zero defects, reduced cycle times, effective utilization of all resources, and productivity enhancements in all operations.
 "This year's recipients of the Shingo prize are outstanding examples of how American companies have made great strides in improving manufacturing competitiveness in world markets," said Ross Robson, executive director of the Shingo Prize.
 "The Power Systems vision is to be recognized by our customers around the world as the standard of excellence for power products. Receiving this prestigious prize is proof of the rapid progress we have made toward achieving this vision," said Andy Guarriello, chief operating officer of AT&T Microelectronics Power Systems.
 AT&T Power Systems, headquartered in Dallas, manufactures a host of leading edge electrical systems, components, and power supplies for both the data products and the telecommunications industries.
 "We've instituted a total quality control culture at Iomega," said Fred Wenninger, president and chief executive officer of Iomega, "one that emphasizes a team approach to improving quality, productivity and customer satisfaction and it is through these partnership teams we have achieved world-class manufacturing status."
 Iomega, headquartered in Roy, Utah, develops, manufactures and sells high-performance removable mass storage products for desktop and portable computers, and for workstations.
 The Shingo Prize model of manufacturing encompasses value-added activities leading toward world-class benchmarks and global competitiveness. A total quality management culture is paramount and demands assessing, leading, empowering and partnering throughout all levels of the manufacturing environment. Based on this model, the Shingo Prize focuses on manufacturing strategy, processes and system integration throughout a company. In a world-class organization, all activities are focused on only high value-added activities and the elimination of all forms of waste. The pursuit of zero defects is all-important. Measuring progress on the journey toward world-class status requires measured results and outcome improvements in the form of quality enhancement, productivity improvement and customer satisfaction.
 The Shingo Prize is based upon evaluation of a written application and site visit by a team of examiners. In receiving the Prize, both AT&T Power Systems and Iomega have demonstrated major manufacturing system improvements that will insure global competitiveness for both companies.
 Official sponsors of the Prize include the American Productivity & Quality Center, the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, the Association for Quality and Participation, Health Industry Manufacturers Association, National Association of Manufacturers and the Quality and Productivity Management Association. The Prize is administered by Utah State University's College of Business.
 This year's awards will be presented to AT&T and Iomega at an awards ceremony on May 6, 1992, at Utah State University's 17th annual Quality and Productivity seminar.
 For more information about the Shingo Prize, contact Ross Robson at 801-750-2279. For more information about Iomega contact Cara O'Sullivan at 801-778-3712. Information about AT&T Power Systems is available through Betsy Harrod at 214-284-3097.
 Iomega's common stock is listed on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol IOMG.
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 /CONTACT: Paul D. Slack of Iomega, 801-778-1000/
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