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DDC to Expand Space Solutions Capabilities with the Planned Acquisition of Maxwell Microelectronics, a Division of Maxwell Technologies, Inc.


Bohemia, New York (April 12, 2016) — Data Device Corporation (DDC), a leader in high reliability Connectivity, Power, and Motion Control solutions, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to expand its space market capabilities and product offering with the planned acquisition of the microelectronics group from Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL). Maxwell is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative, cost-effective, space-qualified microelectronics solutions for satellites and spacecraft.

Maxwell microelectronics has provided space-qualified radiation-tolerant and radiation-shielded products, including semiconductors and single-board computers, to the space industry for more than two decades. Maxwell’s radiation mitigated power modules, memory modules and single board computers incorporate powerful commercial silicon for superior performance and high reliability in aerospace applications. Maxwell microelectronics specializes in understanding the radiation performance of commercial semiconductors, qualifying selected components for use in space, integrating them with proprietary radiation mitigation technologies, and manufacturing and screening these products in their DLA approved MIL-PRF-38534 facility.

DDC has served the space industry for more than 3 decades, is approved as a supplier by NASA, ESA and JAXA, and is certified by DLA to the highest quality level for hybrid microcircuits, Class "K". DDC provides space qualified MIL-STD-1553 Data Bus Interfaces, Motion Feedback and Motor Drive and Controller solutions.

Vincent Buffa, President and CEO of DDC, stated, "The acquisition of Maxwell Technologies’ microelectronics group greatly expands DDC’s solution capabilities for the space industry and other markets requiring radiation hardened solutions. We are all very excited about the addition of Maxwell microelectronics to the DDC family and the resulting value that our combined best-in-class connectivity, power and motion control solutions will provide the space industry.”

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About Maxwell Maxwell is a global leader in the development and manufacture of innovative, cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions. Our ultracapacitor products provide safe and reliable power solutions for applications in consumer and industrial electronics, transportation and telecommunications. Our high-voltage grading and coupling capacitors help to ensure the safety and reliability of electric utility infrastructure and other applications involving transport, distribution and measurement of high-voltage electrical energy. Our radiation-mitigated microelectronic products include power modules, memory modules and single board computers that incorporate powerful commercial silicon for superior performance and high reliability in aerospace applications.
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Data Device Corporation (DDC) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-reliability Connectivity, Power and Control solutions (Data Networking; Power Distribution, Control and Conversion; Motor Control and Motion Feedback) for aerospace, defense, space, and industrial applications. With awards for quality, delivery, and support, DDC has served these industries as a trusted resource for more than 50 years... providing proven solutions that are optimized for efficiency, reliability, and performance. Data Device Corporation brands include DDC, Beta Transformer Technology Corporation, National Hybrid Inc., North Hills Signal Processing Corp., Pascall Electronics Ltd., and XCEL Power Systems Ltd. DDC is headquartered in Bohemia, NY and has manufacturing operations in New York, California, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit:

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