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
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: www.maxwell.com.
SOURCE Maxwell Technologies, Inc.