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FDK Named Finalist of Prestigious EE Times 2008 ACE Award

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FDK America, Inc.
2270 N. First St.
San Jose, CA, 95134

Press release date: February 21, 2008

FPMR05SR75 10A non-isolated point of load converter is finalist in Power Category

San Jose, CA - February 21, 2008 - FDK America announced that for the second consecutive year it was named a finalist in CMP Technology's EE Times 2008 Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards for Ultimate Product of the Year in the Power Category. The selection was made for FDK's FPMR05SR75 Senpai Series non-isolated point of load (POL) dc/dc converter that operates from a 2.4 Volt - 5.5 Volt DC input bus and delivers up to 10 Amperes in the smallest industry-standard footprint.

The FPMR05SR75 converter provides up to 67% higher output current than other available POL converters in the same size and input voltage range. The power density of up to 475 Watts/cubic inch sets a new standard for power delivery in this footprint and range. FDK's Senpai Series dc/dc converters are designed for Intermediate Bus Architecture (IBA) and Distributed Power Architecture (DPA) applications that require high efficiency, tight regulation, and high reliability in elevated temperature environments with low airflow.

"FDK is honored to be a finalist again for the EE Times ACE Awards," said Dr. Apurba Roy, executive advisor, FDK Corporation. "This product reflects our ongoing commitment to providing high performance, high quality, and cost effective dc/dc converter products to the marketplace."

The Annual Creativity in Electronics Awards recognize the electronics engineering industry's most innovative companies and breakthrough technologies. The Awards are judged by a panel of industry experts, comprised of the leading voices of academia, industry, and Wall Street executives. Winners will be honored at the ACE Awards Gala taking place on April 15, 2008 in San Jose, California. "These finalists represent the top notch innovators and innovations within the embedded industry," commented Junko Yoshida, editor-in-chief, EE Times. "The panel of judges evaluated hundreds of leading companies with breakthrough technologies for this competition and selected only those who we felt really exemplified growth, innovation, and commitment to furthering the technology and the industry."

About CMP

CMP is a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. CMP publishes highly respected media brands, produces major industry events, and provides business information and marketing services for technology marketers. CMP is a subsidiary of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

About FDK America, Inc.

FDK AMERICA, INC. is the US-based sales and customer support arm of FDK Corporation. Established in 1979, FDK AMERICA is part of the global FDK group whose headquarters are based in Tokyo, Japan. FDK America's parent company, FDK Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange 1st Section: Code 6955), designs and manufactures a comprehensive line of electronic components and batteries. FDK's experience with electronic materials, circuits, and high-density mounting technologies has been cultivated for over fifty years and enables FDK to supply highly innovative, quality products to customers worldwide. For more information visit our website at, or e-mail us at

FDK America, Inc. Kats Takeo 2270 North First Street San Jose, California 95131-2022,U.S.A. Phone: 408-922-1163 FAX: 408-435-7478 Email:

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