Maxwell's Microelectronics Group Receives ISO 9001:2000 Certification

12/4/2003 - Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) announced that its Microelectronics Group has been certified to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2000 standards.

Michael Everett, Maxwell's vice president, technology systems, said that the company has implemented this and other quality-enhancement initiatives in all of its operations, creating a quality foundation that reflects Maxwell's goal of providing products that are defect-free and perform reliably for the life of its customers' applications.

"Maxwell is committed to delivering ever-improving value to customers and continuous improvement of the entire company's organizational capabilities and performance," Everett said. "We have established strict quality assurance standards and a Quality Management System that satisfy or exceed the ISO requirements, and we are pursuing ISO and other relevant industry certifications for all of our product lines."

This certification confirms that Maxwell's microelectronics design, manufacturing and other operational processes and the company's Quality Management System meet the high standard demanded by the ISO. In October, the microelectronics product line qualified for inclusion in the Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) by earning the QML class "Q" certification granted by the Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio. The QML certification and listing confirm that Maxwell's processes meet demanding military specifications (MIL-PRF-38535) for quality and reliability.

Maxwell's microelectronic products include radiation-mitigated power modules, memory modules and single board computers that primarily address applications in aerospace.

ISO 9001:2000 is the international quality system standard that was revised in the year 2000 to ensure that registered companies provide increased value through applying documented continual improvement processes. Five primarily process-based sections replaced the original twenty ISO elements of the previous ISO 9001 standard. The revised standard applies to all sectors, products, and organizations.

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