Press Release

03/13/2002

SynQor Named EDN 2001 Innovation of the Year Winner

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Hudson, Mass - SynQor has been selected from a field of hundreds of candidates as a winner in the EDN 2001 Innovation of the Year awards competition. This exclusive awards program, sponsored by EDN Worldwide Magazine, is dedicated to honoring outstanding engineering products in the electronics industry. Products and technologies qualifying for a 2001 Innovation award must have been introduced and commercially marketed from January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001. Sixteen major product/technology areas were eligible for consideration. A panel of EDN's technical editors selected finalist products in each category. SynQor's 40Amp PowerQor Tera Quarter-brick series of DC-DC converters was selected as the winner in the power sources category. SynQor's 40 amp Quarter-brick converter module was chosen based on its leading edge design, which allows much higher efficiency and higher power density. The PowerQor converters represent a new generation of more efficient converters that operate without a heat sink, permitting a lower profile, more useable power and a simplified construction technique. The 2001 Innovation award marks the third year in a row that SynQor has been a finalist or winner in the EDN Innovation awards program. Winners of the 2001 Innovation/Innovator of the Year awards were chosen by EDN's readers through an online ballot on the EDN Access web site (www.ednmag.com). We encourage you to visit the EDN Access web site to review the magazine's comments on SynQor's winning product. Winners were announced at EDN's black-tie Innovation/Innovator Awards Dinner on March 12, 2002 at the Pan Pacific Hotel in San Francisco and will appear in the March 21, 2002 issue of EDN and on EDN Access. For additional details on the PowerQor series of DC-DC converters, please contact SynQor at 508-485-8434, fax 508-485-8414, e-mail . EDN, the premier design magazine of the electronics industry, is published by Reed Business Information. Headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, EDN serves the vital information needs of design engineers and engineering managers worldwide. The EDN Worldwide franchise includes EDN, EDN Europe, EDN Asia, EDN China, EDN Japan, and EDN Access, the only full-content, EOEM publication web site.

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