FDK Wins EE Times Ultimate Products Award for its Senpai DC/DC Converters that Deliver up to 600W/cubic inch

Nov. 6, 2006

San Jose, CA - November 6, 2006 - FDK Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange 1st Section: Code 6955) announced that it received EE Times magazine's Ultimate Products Award for Q2 in the Power Category for its Senpai Series of dc/dc converters. Products are chosen for the award by the editors of EE Times and then voted on by a select group of EE Times readers.

FDK's FPMR12TR7508NA and FPMR12SR7508NA non-isolated point-of-load (POL) converters deliver 8 amperes in the smallest industry-standard footprints and provide 60% higher output current than other available POL converters in the same input voltage range. The power density of up to 600Watts/cubic inch sets a new standard for power delivery in this footprint and pin-out. The converters provide full-rated output current, with little or no derating, at high ambient temperatures, with minimal airflow. They are designed for intermediate bus architecture and distributed power architecture applications.

The Ultimate Products are awarded on a quarterly basis. EE Times editors choose up to 10 of the most significant products posted at www.eeProductCenter.com in each of seven categories and submit them with an accompanying editorial review to selected, qualified EE Times readers. The products are scored by technical significance and usability on a scale of 1 through 5. Relative usability rankings and selected reader comments are also reported.

Comments about the FDK POL converters included: "Impressive," "Best solution I've seen to date," and "This device addressed two concerns: packing in the watts in a small space and packing it in with high efficiency."

"We are especially pleased that FDK's new Senpai Series of dc/dc converters has received this recognition," said Mr. Akira Kamada, Corporate Senior Vice President, FDK Corporation. "We will continue to use our state-of-the-art design and manufacturing resources to create leading-edge, high quality, and cost effective power conversion products for our global customer base."

EE Times, a CMP publication, reaches 150,000 design engineers and technical managers with timely, relevant news, analysis and opinion - of both technology and business - to help them keep their fingers on the pulse of the industry and to enable them to make the most informed business, technology, and product decisions involving their designs.

For more information call 408-432-8331, e-mail info@fdk.com, or visit our website at www.fdkamerica.com.

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 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.

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