Centurion Wireless Technologies And M/A-COM Announce Comprehensive Battery Deal

6/21/2002 - Centurion Wireless Technologies, Inc., the leading manufacturer of antennas and power products for wireless communications, and M/A-COM, a unit of Tyco Electronics, a leading manufacturer of critical radio systems deployed around the world, today announced that Centurion will become the only authorized supplier of aftermarket battery products for M/A-COM.

Under the agreement, Centurion will manufacture, sell and distribute all of M/A-COM's current battery products worldwide. Centurion has a long-standing relationship to produce battery packs for M/A-COM's original equipment. Centurion will now provide replacement batteries for the company's entire line of land mobile radio devices to ensure that batteries purchased in the aftermarket meet the same rigid quality standards as the original battery specifications.

"Without a doubt, Centurion makes the highest quality power products on the market for mobile radios and we are excited to name them as our sole provider of aftermarket batteries," said Margaret Mundy, Aftermarket Product Manager for M/A-COM. "In today's public safety market, reliability is the key issue. Our radios, coupled with Centurion's batteries, will ensure our customers have the best possible power source for their mission critical devices."

"We are pleased that M/A-COM selected us to be their only approved vendor for aftermarket battery products," said Gary Kuck, President and CEO of Centurion Wireless Technologies. "With our worldwide manufacturing facilities and distribution network, we will ensure that M/A-COM products continue to remain high-performing and reliable."

Centurion will produce battery packs for M/A-COM radios including: EDACSr, PantherT, AegisT, M-RKT, LPE, Hawkeye, J700P and Monogram Trunking portable radio models as well as for a host of future products. Users of M/A-COM devices will be able to purchase batteries for both new and existing radios from Centurion's various distribution channels. Complete information on approved distributor outlets can be found at www.centurion.com

About Centurion Wireless Technologies, Inc.
Centurion is the leading designer and manufacturer of antennas and power products for wireless communications. Industry leading manufacturers of automobiles, mobile phones, handheld devices, PDA's, and professional business radios have relied on the quality and reliability of Centurion's products for almost 25 years. Centurion offers in-house custom design, tooling, mold fitting and production to provide a complete turnkey solution to fit any customer-specific need. With 80 design engineers in five design centers around the globe, Centurion has one of the largest and most talented R&D teams in the industry. For more information, please visit www.centurion.com

About M/A-COM
M/A-COM, Inc., a unit of Tyco Electronics, is a leading supplier of critical communications systems and equipment for public safety, utility, federal and select commercial markets. Products range from the most advanced IP-based voice and data networks to traditional wireless systems to offer customers the highest levels of reliability, interoperability, scalability and security. M/A-COM is also a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter wave solutions for the commercial wireless telecommunications, aerospace and defense industries. Headquartered in Lowell, MA, M/A-COM has offices and manufacturing facilities worldwide. Information about M/A-COM can be found on the Web at www.macom.com or www.macom-wireless.com

About Tyco Electronics
Tyco Electronics is one of the major business units of Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC, LSE: TYI, BSX: TYC). Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, Tyco Electronics is the world's largest passive electronic components manufacturer; a world leader in cutting-edge wireless, active fiber optic and complete power systems technologies; and is also rapidly developing extensive networking and building technology installation services. The company has facilities located in 51 countries serving customers in the aerospace, automotive, computer, communications, consumer electronics, industrial and power industries. Tyco Electronics provides advanced technology products from over forty well-known and respected brands, including Agastat, Alcoswitch, AMP, AMP NETCONNECT, Buchanan, CII, CoEv, Critchley, Elcon, Elo TouchSystems, M/A-COM, Madison Cable, OEG, Potter & Brumfield, Raychem, Schrack, Simel and TDI Batteries.

M/A-COM and Tyco are trademarks. Other products, logos and Company names mentioned herein may be property of their respective owners.

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