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Micro Power Sets Safety Standard for Portable Battery Systems.

HILLSBORO, Ore. -- Portable power solutions expert introduces lithium battery packs designed to boost safety and eliminate dangerous failures or malfunctions

Micro Power, the global leader in portable power solutions for mission-critical equipment, today announced the availability of SecuraPack(TM), a custom lithium battery pack designed to optimize battery system reliability and product safety. The SecuraPack brand offers OEM customers a premium solution, with a customized, high-performance -- and most importantly safe -- battery system that is resistant to dangerous malfunctions.

Recent stories in the press describing exploding cell phone batteries and medical equipment malfunctions attributed to substandard battery systems have heightened concern about battery system safety and reliability. Delivering on its commitment to supply quality products and solutions, Micro Power is setting a new standard in battery system reliability with SecuraPack to virtually eliminate the risk of unwanted electrochemical reactions and electrical failures.

"Portable device manufacturers across all industry sectors are understandably wary of battery system safety, quality and reliability," said Greg Love, Micro Power's CEO. "Concern about reliability is especially high among OEMs of medical equipment since they depend on our battery systems to power mission-critical equipment in life-sustaining operations," Love explained. "All of our customers can rest assured that with SecuraPack, backed by Micro Power's 20 years of experience in supplying portable power solutions, their devices are powered by the safest battery system on the market."

"Introduction of the SecuraPack brand is further indication that Micro Power is committed to providing the most up-to-date products that address the market's critical needs," said Sara Bradford, a market analyst in Frost & Sullivan's power supplies and batteries group. "The portable power solution encompasses all the crucial elements that OEMs dealing with mission critical applications require, including safety, reliability and performance."

Micro Power focuses on one of the electronics industry's fastest growing sectors -- power solutions for portable, handheld devices. The company's battery systems power close to 70 percent of all portable Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in the market today. Micro Power is the only US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) registered supplier of custom battery systems for portable medical equipment. The company also serves the Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) data management markets, as well as portable sectors within the communication equipment market.

About SecuraPack

SecuraPack is a branded combination of custom battery pack technology and specialized manufacturing processes which produces a primary or rechargeable lithium battery system that virtually eliminates the risk of unwanted electrochemical reactions and electrical failures. SecuraPack features the use of premium lithium cells, performance testing of all cells selected for each pack, pack operation over extended temperature ranges, ultrasonic welding of pack enclosures, production testing of full functionality of embedded circuitry, and compliance with the IEEE Standard 1625-2004 on Rechargeable Batteries for Portable Computers. For more information, visit www.micro-power.com or call 800-576-6177.

About Micro Power Electronics, Inc.

Micro Power Electronics, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2000 certified and FDA registered supplier of custom battery systems for the portable medical, rugged handheld computing, and data collection equipment markets. As a pioneer in the development of Lithium battery systems and smart battery packs, with nearly 20 years of experience developing battery solutions, Micro Power is capable of meeting the most challenging power requirements. With a proven track record of technical excellence, quality solutions and award-winning service, Micro Power has become the fastest growing supplier of custom battery systems in North America. For more information, please visit www.micro-power.com or call 800-576-6177.
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