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Friday, April 28, 2006
MEDIA ALERT: Maxwell Technologies to show latest Ultracapacitor at PCIM

MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES TO SHOW LATEST ULTRACAPACITOR PRODUCTS AT PCIM
"Power" and "Energy" Product Types at Booth 12-230

At this year's PCIM Europe exhibition, Maxwell Technologies, Inc. will be showing its latest BOOSTCAP ultracapacitor products at Booth 12-230.

The "Power" and "Energy" product lines were introduced recently to better meet the requirements of the automotive, transportation, industrial, telecommunications and consumer electronics markets.

Maxwell's MC and BC ultracapacitor product families provide cell sizes ranging in capacitance from 140 to 2,600 farads, each available in both "Power" and "Energy" cell types and in corresponding fully-integrated multi-cell modules. All of the cells with a capacitance of 650 farads or greater operate at 2.7 volts, enabling them to store more energy and deliver more power per unit volume than any other commercially available ultracapacitor products.

The more economical "Energy" versions are targeted for light duty industrial, UPS, telecommunications and consumer electronics applications, while the "Power" versions are designed for hybrid vehicle drive trains, automotive subsystems and other applications that require the lowest equivalent series resistance (ESR) and highest efficiency available with current ultracapacitor technology.

PCIM Europe is in Nuremberg, Germany, from May 30th to June 1st. See http://www.pcim.de

Note to editors:
Maxwell's senior executives will be available at PCIM for interview. Please contact Nick Daines (ndaines@insightmkt.com) if you would like to book a meeting.

Press Contact: Nick Daines Insight Marketing & Communications Ltd Tel: +44 (0)115 8412109

 
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Maxwell Technologies Forms Offshore Manufacturing Alliance for Large-Scale Production of Ultracapacitor Cells & Multi-Cell Modules in China

Company Selects Major Precision Components Manufacturer Belton Technology Group to Support Forecasted Growth to Multi-Million Unit Annual Volumes, Driven by Automotive, Transportation and Industrial Applications

Rossens, Switzerland - Maxwell Technologies, Inc (Nasdaq: MXWL) announced today that it has formed a toll manufacturing alliance with Belton Technology Group, a major Chinese manufacturer of precision components, flex circuits, circuit boards and other products, to support Maxwell’s forecasted growth to multi-million-unit annual volumes for its BOOSTCAP ultracapacitors and multi-cell modules, driven by automotive, transportation and industrial electronics applications that are advancing toward high-volume production.

Dr Richard Balanson, Maxwell’s president and chief executive officer, said that the offshore manufacturing alliance enables the company to tap into Belton’s large existing factories, supply chain operations and 20,000-person skilled production workforce to ensure that Maxwell can ramp ultracapacitor production as required to keep pace with the rapidly escalating

ultracapacitor demand it expects in coming years. He said that Maxwell will continue to produce its proprietary carbon powder electrode material internally and deliver it to Belton plants for assembly into finished ultracapacitor cells and modules.

“The worldwide ultracapacitor market is real, and the demand we foresee in 2007 and beyond requires large-scale production capabilities such as those Belton already has in place,” Balanson said. “Belton’s financial strength and its willingness to commit to making major and continuing investments in factory space, equipment and training to support our cell and module

production requirements will allow us to continue concentrating our resources on research, product development and electrode capacity expansion.”

Balanson noted that Maxwell recently introduced more than 30 new BOOSTCAP products based on common architecture, components and assembly processes, and is now working closely with Belton engineering and manufacturing personnel to completely shift production of those products to high-volume facilities in China by the end of 2006.

“We have been sourcing key components and materials from Belton for the past year in what we considered the initial phase of a natural progression to offshore manufacturing, and we have been more than satisfied with their responsiveness and quality-centric approach,” Balanson said. “Belton has 18 years of experience in producing precision components on a scale of millions

per week at Six Sigma quality levels for hard disk drives, communications equipment, implantable medical components and other extremely demanding and competitive industries.”

H.P. Chan, president and chief executive officer of Belton Technology Group, said that Belton seeks to align itself as a manufacturing partner with technology leaders in their respective industries.

“We are excited about this expanded alliance with Maxwell,” Chan said. “Belton’s proven high-volume quality manufacturing and supply chain capabilities and Maxwell’s ultracapacitor technology, product designs and worldwide marketing and distribution network will make a powerful combination.”

About The Belton Technology Group Ltd
Established in 1988, Belton Technology Group is an ISO 9001, 14001, QS9000 certified full turnkey contract manufacturer of precision machined components and stampings, plastic injection moulded parts, magnetic coils, flexible and rigid printed circuit boards and SMT flip chip assemblies. It has five manufacturing plants with a total of 1.5 million square feet

strategically located in China, Thailand and Malaysia. Belton offers vertically integrated manufacturing services, from product design through cost-effective manufacturing processes to quality assurance and cleanliness testing and on-time delivery. Belton is UL listed and employs Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing techniques, real time statistical process control and top quality standards. For more information, please visit: http://www.beltontechnology.com.

About Maxwell Technologies:
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.  For more information, please

visit http://www.maxwell.com.

Media: Nick Daines, +44 (0)115 841 2109; Email: ndaines@insightmkt.com Sales & Technical: Dr. Adrian Schneuwly, +41 (0) 26 411 85 50; Email: aschneuwly@maxwell.com

 
Maxwell Technologies in China - Licenses Ultracapacitor Technology & Forms Manufacturing Alliance

MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES LICENSES ULTRACAPACITOR TECHNOLOGY TO SHANGHAI POWER UTILITY AND MANUFACTURING GROUP TO ACCELERATE PENETRATION OF CHINESE MARKET

License Grants Rights to Manufacture and Market Products Based on Maxwell's Large Cell and Multi-cell Module Technology in Mainland China and Includes Sole Source Supply Contract for Proprietary Electrode Material

Rossens, Switzerland - Maxwell Technologies, Inc (Nasdaq: MXWL) announced today that it has signed a contract with Shanghai Urban Electric Power Investment Development Corporation (SUEP), granting SUEP a license to manufacture and market ultracapacitor products based on Maxwell's proprietary large cell and multi-cell module technology under its own brand
in mainland China. The contract, which also obligates SUEP to source ultracapacitor electrode material exclusively from Maxwell, has a six-year term, renewable by mutual agreement.

Dr Richard Balanson, Maxwell's president and chief executive officer, said that while Maxwell also is targeting the Chinese market with its own BOOSTCAP ultracapacitor products, the alliance with SUEP is expected to accelerate large cell ultracapacitor products' penetration of that large and rapidly growing market and generate significant sales of Maxwell's
proprietary electrode material.

"There is strong and immediate demand in China for ultracapacitor-based energy storage and power delivery solutions," Balanson said. "SUEP's financial resources and its network of affiliated power utility and manufacturing companies and distribution channels will enable it to expand ultracapacitor sales into the Chinese industrial and transportation markets
more broadly and rapidly than Maxwell can on its own. We expect this relationship to generate high-volume sales of our electrode material, and in time, it may also provide an additional option for offshore manufacturing capacity to meet growing worldwide demand for our BOOSTCAP products."

Mr An Bao Li, SUEP's president and senior economist, said that when the group recognised the large Chinese market potential for ultracapacitor products and researched potential avenues to enter the business, it identified Maxwell as the industry's technology leader and proposed an alliance between the companies.

"We concluded that licensing Maxwell's intellectual property for ultracapacitor cell and module architecture and its manufacturing know-how and entering into a supply agreement to obtain a reliable supply of high quality, low-cost, electrode material would be the best path to success," Li said. "We plan to use ultracapacitors to enhance the reliability and efficiency of the electric power utility infrastructure we own and maintain in Shanghai, and we see many opportunities to market ultracapacitor-based solutions to transportation and industrial customers throughout China. As a result of this collaboration, we have created a new company, Shanghai San Jiu Electric Equipment Company, Ltd, to manufacture and market this exciting product family."

Balanson said that Maxwell will provide training for San Jiu personnel in cell and module assembly both at Maxwell's manufacturing facility in San Diego, and at San Jiu's new plant in Shanghai. He emphasised that Maxwell will continue to manufacture its proprietary ultracapacitor electrode material internally, and that the licenses and technology transfer
arrangements with SUEP and San Jiu specifically exclude Maxwell's carbon film electrode technology.

Shanghai Urban Electric Power Investment Development Corporation is an investment group whose diverse interests are focused primarily on innovative technologies and products aimed at enhancing the efficiency and environmental compatibility of electric power generation and distribution. It conducts business through 24 wholly owned manufacturing and electric
power utility infrastructure companies and seven joint ventures with Japanese and Swedish partners who share its commitment to developing and commercializing "green" power solutions.

About Maxwell Technologies:
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. For more information, please visit http://www.maxwell.com.

Media: Nick Daines, +44 (0)115 841 2109; Email: ndaines@insightmkt.com Sales & Technical: Dr. Adrian Schneuwly, +41 (0) 26 411 85 50; Email:aschneuwly@maxwell.com

 
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Intergence appoints CFO

Company plans ahead for growth

Cambridge, 18th April 2006 - Intergence Systems, the Cambridge based network
consultancy, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Knights as its
Chief Financial Officer. Following the company's recent aggressive growth,
including the opening of a New York office, the new CFO is tasked with
helping Intergence achieve its target of doubling its revenue in 2006 and
achieving annual turnover of over £24m within three years.

Stuart Knights said of his appointment: "During my career, I have worked in
a wide variety of financial roles, however since 1998, I have only taken on
roles where the business had potential for very aggressive and profitable
growth, and I believe Intergence is set for explosive growth over the next
three years. The senior management team are experienced, work well together
and have an excellent track record of success during their varied careers
and I am convinced that Intergence will become a global source for world
class IP network consultancy."

Stuart is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has over 20
years experience in public practise, the city, industry (both blue chips,
SME's and start-ups) and consultancy in the UK, mainland Europe, AsiaPac,
USA and Canada. Stuart has held board positions over the last ten years in
a wide variety of different businesses in the financial, telecoms, software,
manufacturing, service and leisure sectors.

Peter Job, managing director and CEO of Intergence Systems, said: "We have
definite growth targets to meet, and having someone with Stuart's experience
on board will help us achieve these. He is tasked with building our
business planning and forecasting tools, and creating financial and
operational systems that will enable us to manage and control the rapid
growth in the business. He will be instrumental in developing what is
needed to drive the business forward."


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About Intergence Systems
Intergence Systems provides a range of IT consulting services aimed at
optimising the corporate network infrastructure. Our knowledge and skills
enable us to not only design and build the best technology architecture for
our clients, but also to project manage any size of migration to the new
architecture. Services include design, build, migration, support, change
management, and security. For more information, visit
http://www.intergence.com


Press Contacts:
Ann Fielder / Natalie Gross
afielder@insightmkt.com / ngross@insightmkt.com

 
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
DIARY DATE: Security specialist Vistorm invites businesses to wake up to the importance of information assurance

Vistorm Breakfast Briefings on Information Assurance - get an iPod - FREE!

WHO:
Vistorm is an independent IT services business, specialising in the information security sector. Vistorm offers a complete portfolio of secure infrastructure services and solutions based on its specialist Consulting, Technology and Managed Services capabilities.

WHAT:
Your information capital needs to be compliant, secure, available, reliable and accurate. Without this assurance, there is a real danger of financial loss or damage to reputation and ultimately reduced stakeholder value.

Vistorm's senior management team will outline their approach to 'Information Assurance' - a more strategic, business view of information security matters - enabling Senior IT Managers and Directors to understand the key challenges and plainly identify strategic remedial action.

Sessions will include a look at Network Security Monitoring, and also Secure Mobile Working.

WHEN and WHERE :
The Breakfast Briefings are being held as follows:

26 April - London, K-West Hotel
16 May - Warrington, Vistorm Offices
24 May - London, Tower 42
13th June - Warrington, Vistorm Offices
15th June - London, Tower 42

All of these briefings start at 8.00am, except 15th June which will be held in the afternoon - for those who don't like getting up early!

All attendees will receive a free set of iPod headphones. Senior IT Managers and Directors who agree to a one-to-one meeting with one of our senior management team following the briefing will receive a free iPod Nano to go with them!

HOW:
To register, or for more information contact:
Laura Summers on 01865 386 900 or laura.summers@vistorm.com

Or register online at http://www.vistorm.com/events

 
Monday, April 10, 2006
NIGEL HORNE APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF INTERGENCE SYSTEMS

Long term technology businessman leads the board at network consultancy

Cambridge, 10 April 2006 - Nigel Horne, the long term technology businessman
and entrepreneur, has been appointed chairman of Intergence Systems, the
Cambridge based network consultancy. With over 45 years experience in
business and technology, Nigel is ideally placed to take the position of
chairman within Intergence using his understanding of the industry to help
guide the company to success in a dynamic marketplace.

"Today most people are aware of the Internet but of all the networks in the
world, very few are IP. For some it's a tough task to transition old
networks onto new IP networks and organisations need the skills of clever
technical people to make it happen", said Nigel Horne. "Intergence is a
group of independent minded, intelligent, global, technical people who can
provide the skills needed to help companies make the most of their networks.
I am delighted to be formally joining Intergence at such an interesting
time, having advised and worked with Peter Job in the founding and expansion
of the company to date. I believe the company is positioned for rapid
growth."

Nigel Horne has spent many years in the telecommunications and computer
manufacturing and service industries. He has been heavily involved in the
development of digital networks, opto-electronics, mobile networks,
broadband networks and the Internet in a variety of roles ranging from
technology, network service provider, components and equipment supplier to
speaker and adviser to companies and governments.

Nigel Horne was chief executive of a group of companies in GEC plc later
joining KPMG Peat Marwick as partner in charge of information technology
consulting. For eight years he was chairman of Alcatel UK and was founder
director of many new entrepreneurial companies. In 2005 he was interim
director of engineering for National Air Traffic Services Limited
responsible for the operation, development and safety aspects of the
technical infrastructure for air traffic movements in the UK.

During the past few years Nigel Horne has undertaken a number of assignments
advising boards on business and ICT strategy and implementation, mainly in
retail, banking and utilities.

"Nigel has a great understanding of technology, what it can do and its
impact on business and society. With his proven track record in developing
business, his experience will be of incomparable value to Intergence as we
plan our growth. I welcome Nigel's leadership as chairman of the board",
said Peter Job, managing director and CEO, Intergence Systems.

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About Intergence Systems
Intergence Systems provides a range of IT consulting services aimed at
optimising the corporate network infrastructure. Our knowledge and skills
enable us to not only design and build the best technology architecture for
our clients, but also to project manage any size of migration to the new
architecture. Services include design, build, migration, support, change
management, and security. For more information, visit
http://www.intergence.com

Press contacts:
Ann Fielder / Natalie Gross
Insight Marketing and Communicatons
0208 564 6385 / 01625 506 427

 
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Azzurri tipped in top 100 fastest growing enterprises

Communications company placed in top half of The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 league table

Leading business voice and data company Azzurri Communications has been celebrating after being placed in the Sunday Times PricewaterhouseCoopers Profit Track 100 announced yesterday.

Profit Track 100 ranks Britain's fastest-growing medium-sized private companies by profit growth over the last three years.

Azzurri has been applauded for driving up profits 77 per cent a year, from £1.4m in 2002 to £8m in 2005, with particular reference being made to Azzurri's 15 strategic acquisitions and consolidation in the converged voice and data market.

This is the first time that Azzurri has been featured in this annual nationwide survey of the country's most dynamic independent companies.

Commenting on the company's placement in the league table, chief executive officer at Azzurri, Martin St. Quinton said: "Appearing in this year's Sunday Times PricewaterhouseCoopers Profit Track 100 is a great testament to all the hard work that has gone into making Azzurri such a successful and profitable company. Being named as one of the fasting growing by profit growth over the last three years is an outstanding achievement and something that we aim to build on year on year."

Azzurri's customers include George Wimpey, B&Q, Waterstone's, FPD Savills and University of College London Hospitals (UCLH).

Profit Track 100 is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each April, with an awards event in June and regional dinners throughout the year.

Photography of Martin St. Quinton is available from rdean@insightmkt.com <mailto:rdean@insightmkt.com>

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Contacts:
Rebecca Dean
Insight Marketing
01625 506416
rdean@insightmkt.com

About Azzurri Communications
Azzurri Communications was formed in June 2000 with support from 3i and the Bank of Scotland and is currently made up of 15 strategic company acquisitions. Azzurri Communications is one of the largest converged voice, data, and managed service companies in the UK. Annualised turnover is in excess of £100 million. There are over 800 employees nationwide. Headquartered in Newbury, Azzurri currently has sales and support operations in Fareham, High Wycombe, London, Birmingham, Burnley, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and East Kilbride.

Partnering with leading manufacturers and networks, Azzurri provides solutions that include voice, data, networking, digital print and mobile. Azzurri also provides consultancy such as in-depth communications audits for large corporations and comprehensive telecoms management services. For further information visit www.azzurricommunications.com <http://www.azzurricommunications.com>

 
Monday, April 03, 2006
ORGANISATIONS MUST TAKE SECURITY IMPLICATIONS OF MOBILE DEVICES MORE SERIOUSLY

In the rush to provide mobile workforces with the latest Smart technology, businesses are leaving themselves open to the greatest security threat

03 April, 2006 - With a deluge of new 'smartphones' on the market businesses are keen to invest in new technology in order to create a truly mobile workforce, but unless a sound security infrastructure is in place, your remote workers could be the unwitting bearers of major security threats, says IT consultants, Frontier Technology.

2006 will see changes to the Blackberry, making connectivity five times faster and many smartphone manufacturers are quickly adopting the Windows Mobile 5 platform to take advantage of the new features in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. These new smart devices will leave employees with almost no excuse for being unreachable, allowing them to check emails, receive calls and carry on working wherever they might be in the world. But once the travelling employee returns to the office, how can you be sure that the corporate network isn't susceptible to malicious attacks when he or she connects their smartphone to the network?

"It's a really exciting year for smart technology," explains Frontier's director and co-founder, Rafael Khokhar. "There are a lot of new developments on the horizon which will make a big impact on the business world, but not enough organisations are seriously considering the security implications of these devices. Hackers and virus writers regard handheld devices as prime targets because of their multiple functionality and wireless Internet connectivity. A smartphone can leave a company open to Trojan Horse attacks, traditional viruses, messaging worms, blended threats and denial-of-service attacks.

"However, there are steps a company can take to secure their handheld devices and their network, from these kinds of security threat. A rounded approach should be taken to protect the mobile device itself, the existing infrastructure and wireless connectivity," continued Rafael Khokhar. "Once the desired level of security is in place, it is imperative that all staff are fully briefed and aware of the data and applications their smartphone should and shouldn't be used for."

 

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