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Lineage Power

August 24, 2011 09:30 ET

Power Conversion Industry to Appeal SynQor Patent Trial Judgment

MARSHALL, TX--(Marketwire - Aug 24, 2011) - Bel Fuse, Lineage Power, and Power-One today announced their intent to appeal the judgment in the SynQor v. Artesyn patent infringement case to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Artesyn Technologies, Inc., Astec America, Inc., Delta Electronics, Inc. and Delta Products Corporation, Murata Manufacturing Co., Murata Electronics North America, and Murata Power Solutions are expected to appeal the judgment as well. The Court in the Eastern District of Texas recently returned a final judgment in the SynQor v. Artesyn suit, which SynQor brought against the AC-DC and DC-DC power conversion industry.

In December of 2010, a jury found that certain products of the industry defendants directly and/or indirectly infringed five of SynQor's patents; however, all five patents are currently involved in reexamination proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In the reexaminations, all of the patent claims asserted at trial stand rejected by the USPTO as being unpatentable. The defendants will continue to pursue all avenues of recourse in this matter.

About Bel Fuse Inc.
Bel Fuse Inc. (NASDAQ: BELFA) (NASDAQ: BELFB) (www.belfuse.com) and its divisions are primarily engaged in the design, manufacture, and sale of products used in networking, telecommunications, high-speed data transmission, commercial aerospace, military, transportation, and consumer electronics. Products include magnetics (discrete components, power transformers and MagJack® connectors with integrated magnetics), modules (DC-DC converters, integrated analog front-end modules and custom designs), circuit protection (miniature, micro and surface mount fuses) and interconnect devices (micro, circular and filtered D-Sub connectors, passive jacks, plugs and high-speed cable assemblies). Bel Fuse operates facilities around the world.

About Lineage Power
Lineage Power traces our nearly 100 year heritage of innovation to Bell Labs. We deliver reliable and intelligent power conversion solutions for cloud computing and mobile internet infrastructure with energy-efficient AC-DC power supplies, DC-DC circuit board mounted power modules, telecom energy systems, DC datacenters, and custom power products backed by local field expertise in 25+ locations worldwide. Designed for decades of non-stop operation, the high-availability Total Efficiency™ architecture DC power conversion solutions enable voice, video and data communications while assuring investment protection, total system efficiency, and significantly reduced total cost of ownership. Our customers include leading U.S. telecom service providers, such as AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Verizon, and leading global OEMs, such as Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, Huawei, Juniper Networks and Oracle. More information about Lineage hardware, software, services and training is available at www.lineagepower.com.

About Power-One
Power-One is a leading provider of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions and is the world's second largest designer and manufacturer of photovoltaic inverters. Its renewable energy products enable the industry's highest yielding conversion of power from solar arrays for use by utilities, commercial enterprises and homes. Power-One has a 40 year history as the leader in high efficiency and high density power supply products for a variety of industries including Renewable Energy, Servers Storage & Networking, Industrial and Network Power Systems. The company is headquartered in Camarillo, CA and has global sales offices, manufacturing, and R&D operations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Power-One is traded on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol PWER. For more information, please visit www.Power-One.com.

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