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Permanent Injunction Issued by Federal District Court

Boxborough, MA - February 1, 2011 - In December 2010, SynQor, Inc. announced that it had prevailed in its patent litigation suit against industry suppliers of unregulated and semi-regulated bus converters used in Intermediate Bus Architecture applications (SynQor, Inc. v. Artesyn Technologies, Inc. et al).

SynQor asserted 5 patents against 11 of the largest industry suppliers of unregulated and semi-regulated bus converters in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. In a unanimous verdict, the jury found that each of the 11 defendants infringed one or more of SynQor's patents and upheld the validity of all such patents.

On January 24, 2011, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a permanent injunction against each of the defendants in the suit and those who are in active concert with the defendants, enjoining them from manufacturing and selling the products from the product families listed in the Order and any products that are not colorably different. A copy of the Order is attached. [ Permanent Injunction in favor of SynQor.pdf]

On and after January 31, the defendants were issued Temporary Stays with respect to the Order by the U.S. Court of Appeals. These Temporary Stays apply only to sales by the defendant suppliers to specific customers (Cisco Systems, Fujitsu Ltd., Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., Juniper Networks, Cray, Inc., Enterasys Networks and Radisys Corporation), and remain in place only until the Emergency Motions for Stay pending Appeal are decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Sales of enjoined products to other customers not listed in the Temporary Stays remain enjoined under the January 24 Order. Copies of the Stays are attached. [Temporary Stay Orders of Court of Appeals.pdf]

The January 24 Order provides that SynQor may authorize specific sales by the defendants, and if it does so, the Order will not apply to those sales.

Inquiries concerning the foregoing should be directed to Arthur R. Hofmann, Jr., SynQor's Executive Vice President and General Counsel.

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