VP of Design Quality Receives Award in Recognition of Contribution to Development of Key Power Sector Standard
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Murata Power Solutions, Inc.
11 Cabot Blvd.
Mansfield, MA, 02048
Press release date: October 22, 2008
Don Gerstle, Murata Power Solutions' Vice President of Design Quality has been awarded a Distinguished Committee Service Award from the IPC at its awards luncheon held on 22nd September 2008 in Schaumburg, Illinois, USA. The award was made in appreciation and recognition of contributions in the development of IPC-9592, Requirements for Power Conversion Devices for the Computer and Telecommunications Industries.
The IPC-9592 standard was officially issued on 17th September 2008 and sets the requirements for design, qualification testing, conformance testing and manufacturing quality / reliability processes. IPC-9592 addresses the fact there is presently no consistent, overall standard for power supplies and DC-DC converters, with individual companies typically having their own standards.
The new standard is expected to become the common requirement for tier 1 telecom, IT and computer applications and will support the development of better quality products where more problems are eliminated before the product reaches the consumer.
Commenting on receiving his award, Don Gerstle said: "I am flattered and pleased to receive this award; the development and introduction of IPC-9592 is an important and hugely significant step for the power industry. It will help customers by providing them with consistently higher quality product that will ultimately reflect in the quality, reliability and perception of their own finished systems and equipment in the market."
About Murata Power Solutions Murata Power Solutions (www.murata-ps.com) is headquartered in Mansfield, Massachusetts, with over 1,300 employees, and locations in the USA, Canada, England, France, Germany, Japan and China. Murata Power Solutions designs, manufactures and distributes DC/DC Converters, AC/DC Power Supplies, Magnetics, Data Acquisition devices and Panel Meters, and offers these products in custom, standard and modified-standard variations. These products, which are built to exacting requirements in ISO9000:2000-approved facilities, are typically used worldwide within telecommunications, computing, industrial and other high-tech applications.
About Murata Based in Kyoto Japan, Murata Manufacturing Company Ltd is one of the world's leading providers of ceramic based components, sensors, and AC/DC and DC/DC power solutions. Founded in 1950, the company has over 26,000 employees worldwide, and over $4.9 billion US in consolidated annual sales (as of March 31, 2007). Everywhere in the world, wherever you can reach, Murata's electronic components are always at work.
Contact: John Sutherby, Marketing Communications Department Telephone: +1-508-339-3000 x 117 www.murata-ps.com