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Power-One and Bellnix Enter Into Patent License Agreement

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Power-One, Inc. (Nasdaq:PWER), a leading global manufacturer of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and management solutions, announced today that it entered into a non-exclusive, worldwide, Field of Use agreement with Bellnix Co., Ltd. for Digital Power Technology (DPT) patents from Power-One.

Digital Power Technology drives increased system efficiency, improved design flexibility, faster time to market, decreased board space requirements and lower system costs. DPT also enables telemetry capability, providing access to critical information including current, temperature and voltage. Telemetry allows the system to accurately monitor its power consumption and thermal performance, enabling designers to easily engineer key features such as system power optimization, fault detection and predictive maintenance features into their end products.

Applications utilizing FPGAs, ASICS, DSPs continue to drive board densities higher, requiring complex power architectures to handle and manage the increasing number of voltage rails and output voltages. Digital Power Technology is an extremely effective solution for these complex power requirements during design, manufacturing and operation.

"Power-One is pleased to license its Digital Power Technology to Bellnix, a well-respected Japanese supplier for AC/DC and DC/DC converters," said Steve Hogge President of Power Solutions business unit at Power-One. "With the increasing number of leading power supply and semiconductor companies partnering with Power-One, we continue to expand the market by providing energy-efficient technologies with increased functionality for our customers."

"These DPT patents support Bellnix's new product category," said Kenichiro Suzuki, Managing Director. "Configurability through serial communication is crucial to system optimization and maximizing power conversion performance."

Power-One designs and manufactures energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions for renewable energy, routers, data storage and servers, wireless communications, optical networking, medical diagnostics, railway controls, semiconductor test equipment and custom applications. Power-One, with headquarters in Camarillo, CA, has global sales offices, manufacturing and R&D operations in Asia, Europe and the USA. Please visit www.power-one.com for more information.

Bellnix CO., Ltd. is a leading switching regulator manufacturer. Headquartered in Saitama-ken, Japan, Bellnix offers variety of switching modulators including Digital Controlled POLs, Fast Transient POLs, High Voltage DC-DC converter modules, DOSA compliance Power Modules and custom power modules. For more information, visit the Bellnix website at http://www.bellnix.com.

CONTACT: Corporate Contact: Kaveh Parsi Director Product Marketing Management Power-One, Inc. kaveh.parsi@power-one.com Investor Relations Contact: Larry Clark Investor Relations for Power-One investor.relations@power-one.com (310) 478-2700 ext. 29

Source:Power-One, Inc.