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Flextronics International
2090 Fortune Dr.
San Jose, CA, 95131
USA



Press release date: July 10, 2014

Patented protective technology supported at Flextronics' Silicon Valley Customer Innovation Center and Flextronics' Design Engineering Team Globally

SAN JOSE, Calif. and DRAPER, Utah — Flextronics, a leading end-to-end global supply chain solutions company, is expanding its open innovation platform by introducing submersible thin film protective technology for any kind of electronics assembly, device or component through an expanding partnership with HZO, Inc. The installation of HZO's patented equipment at the award-winning Flextronics Customer Innovation Center in Milpitas, California will provide customers with design and manufacturing solutions that integrate next-generation liquid and corrosion protection for electronic products.

"Flextronics is at the core of Silicon Valley technology and innovation," said Michael Bartholomeusz, chief executive officer of HZO. "Our relationship with Flextronics is helping us expand our patented corrosion prevention and submersion protection technology to new partners and industries. Leveraging the broad market reach and massive global engineering footprint of Flextronics provides tremendous opportunity for HZO to incorporate our powerful technology early in the design cycle of emerging products."

"Our rigorous open-innovation process turns external technologies into components, platforms and capabilities designed to help our customers accelerate innovation," said Dr. Erik Volkerink, Flextronics' chief technology officer. "Our broad market reach and global engineering footprint makes our open innovation platform one of the most attractive platforms for both technology providers and customers."

About Flextronics
Flextronics is a leading end-to-end supply chain solutions company that delivers design, engineering, manufacturing and logistics services to a range of industries and end-markets, including data networking, telecom, enterprise computing and storage, industrial, capital equipment, appliances, automation, medical, automotive, aerospace and defense, energy, mobile, computing and other electronic product categories. Flextronics is an industry leader with more than $26 billion in annualized sales, generated from helping its customers design, build, ship, and service their products through an unparalleled network of facilities in more than 30 countries and across four continents. Flextronics' service offerings and vertically integrated component technologies optimize customer supply chains by lowering costs, increasing flexibility, and reducing time-to-market. For more information, visit www.flextronics.com or follow us on Twitter @flextronics.

About HZO, Inc.
HZO is changing where people use electronics. As the total solutions leader in submersible thin film protective technology for any kind of electronic assembly, device or component, the company's end-to-end solution has already scaled to high volume applications that produce millions of protected devices annually. HZO has set the world standard in full submersion protection against all kinds of liquids and corrosives. Winner of the 2012 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award, the 2013 Stevie Award for Best New Product, and Best Technology and Best in Show Awards at Wearable Tech Expo in 2013, HzO has been named one of the Top Ten Emerging Nano-Companies in the U.S. in each of the past two years. Visit hzo.com for more information.

Contact:
Renee Brotherton
renee.brotherton@flextronics.com
1-408-576-7189

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Web Site: http://www.flextronics.com

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