Maxwell Technologies Appoints Larry Longden General Manager of Microelectronic Space Products Group

May 10, 2006, 01:00 ET from Maxwell Technologies, Inc.

    SAN DIEGO, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   MXWL) announced today that it has appointed Larry Longden general
 manager of the company's Microelectronics Group, which develops,
 manufactures and markets radiation hardened components and single board
 computers for the space and satellite markets.
     Longden began his 32-year tenure with Maxwell as an engineer,
 specializing in analyzing radiation effects on electronic devices and
 systems. In 1984, he was responsible for introducing the company's first
 radiation hardened product, a "nuclear event detector", which senses
 potentially damaging radiation effects and shuts down sensitive electronic
 systems to avoid or limit damage. Since 2000, he has been responsible for
 implementing Maxwell's Microelectronics product strategy of combining
 proprietary radiation mitigation technologies with commercial
 semiconductors to produce and market high-performance, space-qualified
 components and systems.
     "Larry has been instrumental in dozens of new product introductions,
 including the SCS750 single board computer for space that Northrop Grumman
 Space Technologies selected over competing products from several leading
 space products OEMs to handle both spacecraft control and data handling for
 the U.S. government's next generation weather satellite program," said Dr,
 Richard Balanson, Maxwell's president and chief executive officer. "Under
 his leadership, the Microelectronics group has literally come out of
 nowhere to establish itself as a respected supplier to a very demanding and
 competitive industry."
     Maxwell is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative,
 cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions. Our
 radiation-mitigated microelectronic products include power modules, memory
 modules and single board computers that incorporate powerful commercial
 silicon for superior performance and high reliability in aerospace
 applications. Our BOOSTCAP(R) ultracapacitor cells and multi-cell modules
 and POWERCACHE(R) backup power system provide safe and reliable power
 solutions for applications in consumer and industrial electronics,
 transportation and telecommunications. Our CONDIS(R) high-voltage grading
 and coupling capacitors help to ensure the safety and reliability of
 electric utility infrastructure and other applications involving transport,
 distribution and measurement of high-voltage electrical energy. For more
 information, please visit our website:

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