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Omron-Yaskawa's New V1000 Inverter Named the 'Most Innovative Product 2007' by IEN Europe.

Hoofddorp, Netherlands, Apr 27, 2007 - (JCN Newswire) - Omron-Yaskawa Motion Control B.V. (OYMC), the European market leader in industrial inverters, has announced that its new V1000 inverter has been recognized as the "most innovative product of 2007" by IEN Europe, Europe's leading industrial engineering magazine. The V1000 was selected based on both the magazine editors' and readers' evaluations.

Mr. Oyvind Strommen, Editor in Chief at IEN Europe, commented:

"Each year we look for innovative products driving the industry forward. In our opinion, the V1000 is an excellent example of innovation. We were particularly impressed by the size difference compared with earlier and similar models and also by the reduction in actual mechanical parts used in the inverter."

The amount of interest shown toward the V1000 by the magazine's readers indicates that they gave a similarly high evaluation.

Mr. Strommen presented the award to Alberto Fuentes, Product Manager Omron-Yaskawa Motion Control. Alberto commented:

"It's not easy to improve the basics. The inverter market is growing fast and we have a lot of competitors, who produce quite similar products, are who are also launching new complex automation solutions. Our target was to improve the current market solutions by increasing the quality and reliability of our current products. This was a real challenge because our products were already high quality and highly reliable fom the outset. We are really proud of this award. For Omron-Yaskawa, it is recognition that we've achieved the difficult task of improving Europe's number 1 inverter even further. I would like to thank everybody involved in the project, from our national sales companies for giving us their feedback about customers needs up to our factories that made the V1000 live. I could not expect a better start for the new OYMC inverter generation."

About the V1000

The V1000 was launched in the European market in February 2007. As the market's largest and most trusted supplier of inverters, Omron-Yaskawa is driven by quality and has made a habit of building this into its inverter families. This quality now has a new formula, 10 x 100 = 1, because the V1000 breaks with all conventions and constraints. The innovative design together with modern manufacturing techniques mean that the V1000 is designed for 10 years of maintenance-free operation. Moreover, its features and performance guarantee a 100% match with user expectations. In addition, a field-failure rate of less than 1 in 10,000 means that it will continue to outperform all other inverters long after the average service-life expectancy is over.

Omron-Yaskawa has achieved this new formula for quality and dependable performance by taking enormous strides in design efficiency. Not only has the V1000's volume been reduced by up to 40% to save mounting space, but it also actually uses 50% fewer mechanical parts than its predecessors. This considerably reduces the risk of component failure.

About Omron-Yaskawa

Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Omron Yaskawa Motion Control B.V. is the European market leader in industrial inverters. This joint venture between Omron Europe and Yaskawa Electric Corporation is responsible for handling product management and European marketing strategy. Omron's National Sales Companies handle local sales and marketing, and Yaskawa Europe focuses on global customers requiring special products. Together, these two companies offer a better and more integrated approach to motion-automation solutions. In addition, the synergy created by combining Omron's excellent sales networks and Yaskawa's undoubted technology capabilities will ensure the best support and services for its customers. For more information, please visit www.omron-industrial.com .

About OMRON Corporation

Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, Omron Corporation is a global leader in the field of automation. Established in 1933 and headed by President and CEO Hisao Sakuta, Omron has more than 28,000 employees in over 35 countries working to provide products and services to customers in a variety of fields including industrial automation, electronic components, social systems (ticket gate machines, ticket vending machines and traffic control) and health care. The company is divided into five regions and head offices are in Japan (Kyoto), Asia Pacific (Singapore), China (Shanghai), Europe (Amsterdam) and US (Chicago). For more information, visit Omron's website at www.omron.com.

Source: OMRON Corporation

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