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Richardson RFPD and Maxwell Technologies Expand Agreement

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Ultracapacitors will now be distributed by Richardson RFPD in Europe</b> </p>

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Richardson RFPD and Maxwell Technologies Expand Agreement13:07 EDT Tuesday, March 15, 2011 LAFOX, Ill. (Business Wire) -- Richardson RFPD, Inc., and Maxwell Technologies, Inc., announced today the expansion of their mutual business agreement to now include distributing ultracapacitors in the European markets. Richardson RFPD carries a substantial inventory of Maxwell ultracapacitor products, with stocking locations throughout the world. Van Andrews, Maxwell senior vice president of sales and marketing, said, “We recognize Richardson RFPD's unique ability to close the technical sale using its extensive worldwide sales and support organization. We have witnessed it for the past three years in both North America and China, and believe it is time to leverage those resources and capabilities in Europe. Richardson RFPD has been a truly formidable alliance partner as evidenced by their investments in Maxwell inventory to ensure product availability and in personnel to help drive the sales of our products to unprecedented levels.” “Keeping up with both ever-changing energy storage technology and rapidly expanding ultracapacitor markets can be a daunting task,” said Kevin Connor, vice president of the Energy, Power & Interconnect Group of Richardson RFPD. “With Maxwell, we are fortunate to be aligned with the world's premier manufacturer of ultracapacitors to address these demands. Their product quality combined with our extensive inventory, worldwide logistics and sales support provides our customers with the confidence that their wind turbine pitch systems, electric vehicles or back-up power systems, for example, will be built on time and operate with maximum efficiency and reliability.” Richardson RFPD's global field sales engineering team can recommend the proper ultracapacitor considering a customer's specific electrical design requirements and mechanical constraints. Richardson RFPD offers Maxwell's complete line of ultracapacitors from individual cells (1F to 3,000F) to multicell modules (up to 500F). Richardson RFPD also has the engineering capabilities to design and build custom ultracapacitor banks and assemblies. For technical information or to buy Maxwell ultracapacitors, please visit the Maxwell storefront on the Richardson RFPD website. About Richardson RFPD, Inc.: Richardson RFPD, Inc., an Arrow Electronics Company, is a global leader in the RF and wireless communications, power conversion and renewable energy markets. Relationships with the industry's top component suppliers enable Richardson RFPD to meet the total engineering needs of each customer. Whether it's designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD's worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide support for all aspects of customers' go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production. More information is available online at www.richardsonrfpd.com. Maxwell Technologies, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative, cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions. Our BOOSTCAP® ultracapacitor cells and multicell modules provide safe and reliable power solutions for applications in consumer and industrial electronics, transportation and telecommunications. Our CONDIS® high-voltage grading and coupling capacitors help to ensure the safety and reliability of electric utility infrastructure and of 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. For more information, please visit the Maxwell Technologies, Inc. website: www.maxwell.com. Richardson RFPD, Inc.Kevin ConnorVice President ? Energy, Power & InterconnectE-mail: kconnor@richardsonrfpd.comPhone: (630) 208-2700www.richardsonrfpd.com