Power-One, Inc. (Nasdaq:PWER), the leader in digital power technology (DPT) and high efficiency power solutions, and Lineage Power, a Gores Group company and a leader in power, announced today that they entered into a non-exclusive, worldwide, Field of Use agreement for DPT patents from Power-One.

The agreement expands the market for Power-One’s DPT and Lineage Power’s leading line of DC-DC point-of-load (POL) converters with the new digital DLynx™ Series. Lineage Power will leverage the new license agreement in the digital DLynx™ family of 3A to 40A POLs compliant with the Power Management Bus (PMBus™) communications protocol. The standards-based approach provides original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and design engineers with modular packages for flexible custom designs that reduce risk and accelerate development schedules.

Power-One’s DPT, through the use of digital circuitry that dynamically reacts to the power needs of the system, reduces the number of analog board-mounted controllers, thereby creating a smaller footprint. The technology license from Power-One is a key ingredient to Lineage Power’s end-to-end Total Efficiency™ architecture that helps customers optimize energy efficiency, lower cooling costs, and ensure decades of reliable operation. Digital power provides access to critical load information including current and voltage, enabling the system to monitor the power consumption at the highest possible resolution—at the processor or load.

"We are excited to partner with Lineage Power, a leader in DC/DC power modules, as we work together to grow the rapidly expanding digital power management market," commented Alex Levran, Chief Technology Officer for Power-One. "With the expanding number of leading power companies partnering with Power-One, we will continue to grow the market by providing energy-efficient technologies with increased functionality for our customers. This agreement enables us to initiate further technological collaboration between both companies."

“The digital power licensing agreement with Power-One enables Lineage Power to extend our decade of expertise with digital DC power control technology for telecom energy systems to the digital board-mounted power industry,” explained Niklas Fallgren, vice president and general manager of Lineage Power’s Embedded OEM division. “Our focus is to provide customers and partners with a wide choice of innovative, multi-sourced digital bus converters and digital POLs.”

To learn more about Power-One products, please visit www.Power-One.com.

About PMBus

The PMBus is an open standard power-management protocol with a fully defined command language that facilitates communication with power converters and other devices in a power system. This standard allows for communication between devices based on both analog and digital technologies, and provides interoperability to reduce design complexity for power system designers.

About Power-One

Power-One designs and manufactures energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions for alternative/renewable energy, routers, data storage and servers, wireless communications, optical networking, semiconductor test equipment, industrial markets and custom applications. Power-One, with headquarters in Camarillo, California, has global sales offices, manufacturing, and R&D operations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Power-One is a public company listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol PWER. For more information about the Company, please visit www.power-one.com.

About Lineage Power

Lineage Power Corporation, a Gores Group company, traces its heritage to AT&T, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies and Western Electric. Today, the company delivers reliable and intelligent power conversion solutions carrying on the tradition of patented innovation with energy-efficient AC/DC and DC/DC power modules, indoor/outdoor energy systems, and custom power products backed by local field expertise in 25+ locations worldwide. Designed for decades of non-stop operation, the high-availability DC power conversion solutions enable voice, video and data communications while assuring investment protection, total system efficiency, and significantly reduced total cost of ownership. More information about Lineage hardware, software, services and training is available at www.lineagepower.com.

About The Gores Group

Founded in 1987 by Alec E. Gores, The Gores Group, LLC is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. The firm combines the operational expertise and detailed due diligence capabilities of a strategic buyer with the seasoned M&A team of a traditional financial buyer. The Gores Group, LLC has become a leading investor having demonstrated over time a reliable track record of creating substantial value in its portfolio companies alongside management. The firm's current private equity fund has committed equity capital of $1.7 billion. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, The Gores Group, LLC maintains offices in Boulder, Colorado and London. For more information, please visit www.gores.com.

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