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The Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance Adds Power-One and NetPower as its Newest Members

June 14, 2007

DALLAS - June 14, 2007 - The Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance (DOSA) is pleased to announce that Power-One, Inc, and NetPower Technologies, leading power supply manufacturers, have joined the industry alliance. DOSA was established in February 2004 to develop standards for DC-DC converters to ensure compatibility and facilitate second sourcing for customers. Alliance membership includes Tyco Electronics Power Systems, Inc., SynQor, Inc., C&D Technologies, Delta, Lambda, Ericsson, Artesyn/Emerson, Wall Industries, Acbel and Bel Power.

Bill Yeates, Power-One's CEO, commented, "Power-One looks forward to contributing to DOSA. We welcome the opportunity to enhance our broad line of board-level DC-DC solutions with products specifically developed in collaboration with this important, customer-focused industry alliance. We strongly believe that Power-One's DOSA membership will be in the best interests of our customers, and our company."

Ed Wiest, VP of Sales at NetPower commented, "We are excited to be part of the DOSA organization. As a new member, we look forward to participating in the development of industry standards. We believe DOSA is establishing itself as the most influential standards organization in the industry, and we welcome the opportunity to be a part of it."

Founded by Tyco Electronics and SynQor, DOSA carries the mission to establish standards over a broad range of power converter form factors, footprints, feature sets and functionality for both non-isolated point-of-load (POL) and isolated applications.

"DOSA membership now includes twelve of the world's largest and best known DC/DC converter manufacturers," said Sabi Varma, general manager Tyco Electronics' Power Systems business. "DOSA has established itself as the leading industry alliance and the de facto standard for DC/DC converter modules."

For more information on DOSA, visit its web site at http://www.dosapower.com. DOSA has established the site to provide information on DOSA standards developed for the power conversion market.

ABOUT DOSA The Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance (DOSA) was formed to ensure future DC-DC product compatibility and standardization within the increasingly fragmented power converter market. The goal of the alliance is to establish customer interface standards early in the development cycle, which include form factors, footprints, pin-outs, feature sets and other parameters that will permit alternative sourcing. The alliance will cover a broad range of power converters including non-isolated (POL), isolated applications, and intermediate bus converters. In addition to DOSA founding members, Tyco Electronics Power Systems, Inc. and SynQor, Inc., current members include C&D Technologies, Lambda/TDK, Delta, Ericsson, Artesyn/Emerson, Wall Industries, Acbel and Belpower.

ABOUT TYCO ELECTRONICS' POWER SYSTEMS BUSINESS Tyco Electronics Power Systems, Inc., a business of Tyco Electronics, a leading global provider of innovative, reliable AC-DC and DC-DC switching power supplies, complete telecom power systems, batteries, Power Modules, Solid State Relays, Global Positioning System Receivers and Hybrids. Tyco Electronics Power Systems also offers custom design, engineering, installation and technical support services to its customers worldwide. For more information on Tyco Electronics Power Systems, Inc., visit http://www.power.tycoelectronics.com.

ABOUT TYCO ELECTRONICS Tyco Electronics, currently a business segment of Tyco International Ltd., is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions and wireless systems, with 2006 sales of US$12.7 billion to customers in 150 countries. Tyco Electronics designs, manufactures and markets products for customers in industries from automotive, appliances and aerospace and defense to telecommunications, computers and consumer electronics. With over 8,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is its customers' advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at www.tycoelectronics.com.

ABOUT SYNQOR SynQor is the technology, quality, and service leader for high efficiency DC/DC converters in distributed power architectures for the telecom/datacom markets. The PowerQor, BusQor, DualQor, iQor, and NiQor product lines, combined with our unmatched lead times, flexibility, design support and lowest total cost of ownership exceed the technical and business requirements of our worldwide customer base. Equally impressive is SynQor's very successful entry into the military, medical and industrial market segments with the MilQor, InQor and AcuQor (AC/DC) product lines. SynQor is a privately owned U.S. company headquartered in Boxborough, Massachusetts, which is also the location of all of its manufacturing lines. SynQor has a design center in Dallas Texas, and sales/marketing offices in Europe, Singapore, Korea, China and Japan. More information is available on the company's website at www.synqor.com.

ABOUT POWER-ONE Power-One products power high-availability infrastructure applications such as: alternate energy, routers, data storage and servers, wireless communications, optical networking, medical agnostics, railway controls, and semiconductor test equipment. Power-One, with headquarters in Camarillo, CA, has global sales offices and manufacturing and R&D operations in China, the Dominican Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Slovakia, Switzerland, and the United States. Please visit www.power-one.com for more information.

ABOUT NETPOWER NetPower Technologies develops and manufactures high-performance and cost competitive DC-DC power products in both standard and custom formats. The company's products are widely used in the network, communication, industrial, medical, military and automotive markets. NetPower's corporate headquarters, engineering, marketing, sales, and a low-volume production facility are located in Richardson Texas. NetPower also has sales and engineering operations in Shanghai China. For more information about NetPower Technologies, visit www.netpowercorp.com or call toll free 866-NETPOWER.

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