SOURCE: Merix Corporation

Merix Corporation

September 30, 2009 16:24 ET

Merix Expands Scope of Key Military Certification MIL-PRF-31032

BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) - Merix Corporation (NASDAQ: MERX), a leading manufacturer of high reliability printed circuit boards (PCBs), announced today that it has successfully expanded the scope of the key military certification MIL-PRF-31032. The MIL-PRF-31032 certification establishes strict performance and verification requirements and was awarded in recognition of Merix' advanced quality management and production systems. Building on the certification first awarded to Merix in early 2008, the expanded certification now includes rigid, multi-layer PCBs manufactured using polyimide materials at its Forest Grove, Oregon facility. As a result, Merix is now certified across a comprehensive range of materials and technologies at all of its North American factories.

"We are pleased to be able to offer a broader set of certified capabilities to our expanding defense and aerospace customer base," stated Michael D. Burger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Merix Corporation. "Receiving this extension of the rigorous MIL-PRF-31032 quality certification is further validation of the focus Merix places on our quality systems and processes."

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's 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 www.merix.com.

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