SOURCE: Merix Corporation

Merix Corporation

December 15, 2009 16:30 ET

Merix Awarded Top Aerospace Industry Quality Certification AS9100

BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwire - December 15, 2009) - Merix Corporation (NASDAQ: MERX), a leading manufacturer of high reliability printed circuit boards (PCBs), announced today the receipt of AS9100 certification for its largest North American manufacturing facility in Forest Grove, Oregon. AS9100 is a strict and increasingly important international aerospace quality standard, and receipt of the certification endorses Merix' rigorous quality management system and processes.

The new AS9100 certification is the latest demonstration of Merix' commitment to the defense and aerospace market segment. Over the past 12 months, Merix has also obtained MIL-PRF-31032 certification for both of its North American facilities and subsequently increased the technology level covered by those certifications. The result of this focus and commitment to the defense and aerospace segment has been the addition of several new, large customers and a measurable market share increase.

"This is an important milestone for our company, particularly as the aerospace industry recognizes the importance of AS9100 certification and its impact on improving quality within the supply chain," said Michael D. Burger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Merix Corporation. "Receiving the AS9100 certification underscores the growing success of our military and aerospace strategy, and it is a testament to the strength of our quality and management systems and to our employees."

About Merix:

Headquartered in the United States, Merix is a leading provider of technologically advanced rigid, multi-layer printed circuit boards used in the design and development of complex electronic applications. The company maintains operations throughout Asia, Europe and North America. It provides a large, diverse worldwide customer base with a seamless and cost effective transition from quick-turn prototyping through pre-production to high-volume PCB manufacturing across the broadest array of technologies worldwide. Principal markets served by Merix' manufactured solutions include automotive, defense and aerospace, communications, computing, industrial, networking, peripherals, and test end markets in the worldwide electronics industry. For more information please visit the company's website at

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