20.12.06

20.12.2006: Meldung: SatCon Technology Corp.: Important Re-Certification

Tuesday December 19, 8:30 am ET
Successful Re-Certification for MIL-PRF-38534 Class H & K Manufacturing Standards

BOSTON---SatCon Technology Corporation, today announced that its SatCon Electronics division, a designer and manufacturer of high reliability power management components, has successfully passed audits by the United States Defense Supply Center in Columbus, Ohio (DSCC) to maintain certification to manufacture space-qualified products to MIL-PRF-38534 Hybrid Microcircuit Class K standards.


Class K is the highest reliability level achievable in the assembly of microcircuits. Compliance to this standard allows the design & manufacture of microelectronic assemblies for mission-critical military & space programs. Typical applications include satellite and space craft telemetry, navigation, communications, distributed power systems and on-board computing. SatCon achieved Class K certification in 2004 and maintains this status via rigourous audits performerd by the Defense Supply Center every 24 to 36 months.

Jack Worthen, SatCon Electronics President, stated, "Maintaining our certification is critical to SatCon Electronics strategic direction and growth. Valued at roughly $200M for power components, the satellite and space electronics market is in a very active design phase with numerous contracts for next generation systems. We experienced significant growth in 2006 with "K" level product now representing 25% of our backlog."

Worthen added "To continue growth in 2007 and beyond we have a number of leading edge new products recently released as well as in R&D establishing SatCon as a leader in space-qualified power products."

About SatCon Technology Corporation

SatCon Technology Corporation is a developer and manufacturer of electronics and motors for the Alternative Energy, Hybrid-Electric Vehicle, Grid Support, High Reliability Electronics and Advanced Power Technology markets. For further information, please visit the SatCon website at www.satcon.com. SATC-G


Contact:

SatCon Technology Corporation®
Gary Brandt, 617-897-2407
VP, Corporate Development

Source: SatCon Technology Corporation
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