SOURCE: Merix Corporation

Merix Corporation

June 16, 2009 16:27 ET

Merix Strengthens Defense & Aerospace Business: Announces Multi-Million Dollar Order From Rockwell Collins

BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - Merix Corporation (NASDAQ: MERX), a leading provider of high-reliability printed circuit boards (PCBs), today announced a major, multi-million dollar order from global avionics and communications pioneer Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL). The order is a direct result of Merix's focus on the defense and aerospace sector where the company has broadened its product offering and grown its market share in the past 14 months.

Since charting a new growth strategy in 2007, Merix has made it a priority to grow its presence in the defense and aerospace sector and is now certified to MIL-PRF-31032 in all of its North American facilities. Rockwell Collins will use Merix's technologically advanced PCBs in the design and development of sophisticated, mission-critical solutions for both military and defense use. These include flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, information management, military communications and simulation and training applications.

"Merix has long enjoyed a very positive working relationship with Rockwell Collins, a world-class company and a pioneer in its field and we are honored to receive this order, which underscores the strength of our relationship," stated Michael D. Burger, president and CEO of Merix Corporation. "Not surprisingly, the U.S. military and aerospace sector places a premium on quality, reliability and overall cost effectiveness. This is an area in which Merix has excelled for many years. Today, we provide our customers ultra quick-turn PCB prototyping to high-volume PCB manufacturing across a wide array of technologies on a global basis. This capability provides true differentiation to our customers as we grow our presence in the worldwide defense and aerospace industry."

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 a broad array of technologies worldwide. Principal markets served by Merix's manufactured solutions include automotive, defense, 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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