SOURCE: Qualstar


May 24, 2013 16:05 ET

Qualstar Announces Rollout of the First Fully Outsourced RLS™ Product

SIMI VALLEY, CA--(Marketwired - May 24, 2013) - Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK), a manufacturer of data storage solutions and high-efficiency power supplies, today announced that the first RLS™ tape library product has been successfully built entirely by its outsourced manufacturing partner, CTS Electronics Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. Upon final testing and validation of this product, CTS is expected to ramp quickly into volume production and begin fulfillment of Qualstar's backlog and production targets for future orders.

"Today marks yet another significant milestone in the new direction of Qualstar," said Larry Firestone, President and CEO of Qualstar Corporation. "In less than 60 days, we moved our entire data storage manufacturing organization to CTS and now have fully scalable, cost-effective production capacity available to meet the needs of our growing business. This company-changing achievement was made possible by the impressive collaboration between the Qualstar and CTS teams. I would like to thank each and every member of the Qualstar and CTS transition teams for turning our vision of outsourced manufacturing into reality. As we take the next step now to transitioning Qualstar's XLS™ product line to outsourced production, we are highly confident in our ability to deliver our backlog for the June quarter." 

About Qualstar Corporation

Qualstar, founded in 1984, is a diversified electronics manufacturer specializing in data storage and power supplies. Qualstar's products are known throughout the world for high quality and Simply Reliable designs that provide years of trouble-free service. More information is available at or or by phone at 805-583-7744.

Contact Information

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    Philip Varley
    Chief Financial Officer
    Qualstar Corporation
    (805) 583-7744

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