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Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance
 

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The Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance Adds Wall Industries as its Newest Member

August 19th, 2005

DALLAS, TX - The Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance (DOSA) is pleased to announce that Wall Industries, a leading power supply manufacturer, has 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, Delta, Lambda, Ericsson, and Artesyn.

"Our entry into DOSA is an exciting milestone for Wall Industries' Board Mounted Power effort", said John Regan, General Manager of Wall Industries. "We are looking forward to collaborating with other leading-edge power supply manufacturers in the development of compatible and competitive products that not only better serves our customers' current needs, but assist their future application requirements as well."

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 welcomes Wall Industries, as their expertise and participation will enhance DOSA's ability to better serve customers," said Sabi Varma, vice president, marketing and R&D at Tyco Electronics Power Systems. "The greater benefits we are bringing to our customers will propel the industry forward."

"Wall Industries will help contribute to the establishment of new standards for board mounted power products," stated Joseph Coupal, executive vice president, marketing and sales at SynQor. "We are very pleased to count on their support and expertise to advance the goals of DOSA."

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.

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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.

ABOUT TYCO ELECTRONICS POWER SYSTEMS

Tyco Electronics Power Systems, a division of Tyco Electronics, is a leading global provider of innovative, reliable power supply products including AC-DC and DC-DC switching power supplies, batteries and complete communications and energy power systems. Tyco Electronics Power Systems also offers custom design, engineering, installation and technical support services to its customers.

ABOUT TYCO ELECTRONICS

Tyco Electronics is one of the major business segments of Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC, LSE: TYI, BSX: TYC). Tyco Electronics is the world's largest passive electronic components manufacturer; a world leader in cutting-edge wireless, active fiber optic and complete power systems technologies; and is also rapidly developing extensive networking and building technology installation services. Tyco Electronics provides advanced technology products from over forty well-known and respected brands, including Agastat, Alcoswitch, AMP, AMP NETCONNECT, Buchanan, CII, CoEv, Critchley, Elcon, Elo TouchSystems, M/A-COM, Madison Cable, OEG, OneSource Building Technologies, Potter & Brumfield, Raychem, Schrack, Simel and TDI Batteries. Tyco is a trademark.

ABOUT SYNQOR

SynQor is the technology leader in high efficiency dc/dc converters for distributed power architectures. SynQor's products exceed the exacting performance, quality, and reliability requirements of its world-class customers. SynQor serves the converging telecom and datacom markets with their high-efficiency PowerQor®, DualQor®, BusQor®, NiQor® and HyperQor® families of dc/dc converters. SynQor's products are designed to meet the challenging demands of OEM engineers building today's communications infrastructure hardware. SynQor is a privately owned company headquartered in Boxborough, Massachusetts with offices in Dallas Texas, Europe, Singapore, Korea, China and Japan.

ABOUT WALL INDUSTRIES

Wall Industries, Inc., headquartered in Exeter, NH, designs, manufactures and markets a full line of AC/DC and DC/DC power conversion products with an emphasis on modified standard and customized power solutions. With thousands of standard products and a multi-market experience base, Wall specializes in responding to customer needs by providing accessible technical support, design assistance and rapid, quantity-independent turnaround product delivery times. Wall Industries has design and manufacturing facilities in North America and Asia Pacific. Wall Industries is a subsidiary of Continental Resources, Incorporated, a $250M company that manufactures, leases and resells computer, instrumentation and test equipment.

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