Maxwell Technologies Expands Worldwide Distributor Network for Ultracapacitor Products

Maxwell Technologies has announced today that it has broadened its European and Middle Eastern channel network for BOOSTCAP® ultracapacitors.

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) announced today that it has added eight new distributors in Europe and the Middle East to serve growing demand for BOOSTCAP(R) ultracapacitor products and related technical and customer support. Dr. Richard Balanson, Maxwell's president and chief executive officer, said that the company is moving aggressively to leverage its leadership as a provider of innovative, cost-effective energy storage solutions. "The worldwide ultracapacitor market is real, and we continue to strengthen the company's capabilities and global reach to serve that market," Balanson said. "This means more and broader talent, new and more technologically advanced products, stronger internal and external production and distribution capabilities and a wider network of partnerships and alliances. These new channel partners will help us to ensure the best service and technical support and fast, local language response for customers in their respective geographic regions."

The newly signed BOOSTCAP distributors are:
* Alfatec -- Germany
* Alphatron -- Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Denmark
* BLL -- Israel
* Dimac Red -- Italy
* Inelec -- Spain
* OEM Components -- Sweden, Norway, Finland and Poland
* Williamson -- France
* Young ECC -- United Kingdom

"Our network of channel partners is vital to supporting our continued growth in Europe and the Middle East," said Alain Riedo, vice president and general manager of Maxwell Technologies SA, the company's European subsidiary. "We continuously train all of our partners on new products and applications to ensure that they have the highest level of ultracapacitor technical knowledge in order to provide the best level of support for Maxwell customers." BOOSTCAP ultracapacitors are an innovative energy storage technology ideally suited for applications needing repeated bursts of power for fractions of a second to several minutes. Ultracapacitors provide up to 100 times the energy of conventional capacitors and deliver up to 100 times the power of ordinary batteries, require no maintenance, and operate safely and reliably in extreme temperatures. Ultracapacitors' burst power capabilities and life-of-the application longevity make them a preferred energy storage and power delivery solution for transportation, consumer and industrial electronics and other applications. Maxwell offers ultracapacitors with capacitances of up to 2,600F as well as BOOSTCAP ultracapacitor packs and modules that provide easy-to-integrate energy storage and power delivery solutions for a wide range of applications.

About Maxwell Technologies:
Maxwell is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative, cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions. Our BOOSTCAP(R) ultracapacitor cells and multi-cell modules 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. 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.

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