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Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Maxwell Technologies' Boostcap MC 2600 Ultracapacitor Wins Prestigious 'Electron D'or' Award

- French award in power conversion category -

ROSSENS, Switzerland - Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) announced today that it has won a prestigious 'Electron d'Or' award. Maxwell's MC2600 ultracapacitors were selected as the most innovative product of the previous twelve months in the category of power conversion.

The recipients of the Electron d'Or awards are chosen by a jury of industry experts, in conjunction with the editors of 'Electronique', the leading French electronics monthly magazine. This year is the ninth annual awards, and there are prizes in twelve categories.

"We are delighted to be recognised for the industry-leading performance of our ultracapacitors," said Alan Riedo, corporate senior vice president at Maxwell Technologies. "They exploit our proprietary improvements in ultracapacitor electrode composition, a mechanical design that closely matches the electrode with the cell package and the ability to minimise
impurities introduced into the cell during manufacturing."

The MC2600 is a family of ultracapacitor cells and multicell modules aimed at transportation, automotive, telecoms and industrial applications, offering excellent performance and a lifetime of over 1 million cycles. It is available in two distinct types of ultracapacitors, the affordable Energy Line, and the high performance Power Line that provides the lowest possible internal resistance. This means an optimal solution can be chosen for virtually any application.

The 2600F cell is engineered for operation at 2.7 V rather than the typical 2.5 V. The BMOD2600-16 module combines six of the MC2600 cells to provide 16-V operation. The MC2600 achieves a power density of 10.4 kW/kg and an energy density of 5.6 Wh/kg.

BOOSTCAP ultracapacitors deliver up to 10 times the power and longevity of batteries, require no maintenance and operate reliably in extreme temperatures. In transportation applications, they efficiently recapture energy from braking for reuse in hybrid drive trains, reducing fuel consumption and emissions. They also provide compact, lightweight,
"life-of-the vehicle" solutions to stabilise automotive power networks and power new, all-electric subsystems, such as drive-by-wire steering. In mission critical industrial applications, where backup power is critical for continued operation or a soft shutdown in the event of power interruptions, they provide reliable, cost-effective, maintenance-free energy storage. In wind turbine blade pitch and braking systems and other industrial applications, they provide a simple, solid state, highly reliable, solution to buffer short-term mismatches between the power available and the power required.

Maxwell is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative,cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions. Our BOOSTCAP® ultracapacitor cells and multi-cell modules and POWERCACHE backup power systems provide safe and reliable power solutions for applications in consumer and industrial electronics, transportation and telecommunications.

Our CONDIS 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. 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.

Media: Nick Daines, +44 (0)115 8412109;
email: ndaines@insightmkt.com

Sales & Technical: Raphael Waeber, +41 79 750 3943
email: rwaeber@maxwell.com

Product images are available at: http://editor.maxwell.com/


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