Electrochem Achieves Top Ten Patent Board Ranking For Energy & Environmental Industry

Electrochem Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Greatbatch, Inc. (NYSE:GB), achieved a top ten ranking on The Patent Board’s most recent Energy and Environmental industry scorecard. This scorecard is based on more than 50 indicators developed by The Patent Board to track global patent activity relating to innovation, technology and science strengths.

For over 30 years, Electrochem has provided the Energy and Environmental markets with unparalleled custom battery solutions that deliver safe and reliable performance to critical applications such as down hole drilling, seismic surveying, oceanographic monitoring and more, to a plethora of the world’s leading OEMs.

“We continuously strive to strengthen our technology capabilities and innovative product portfolio by developing solutions that are used in demanding environments and require the utmost reliability,” said George Cintra, Director of Engineering & Technology, Electrochem. “Our patents speak to this mission and strongly position the Electrochem organization to meet the unique needs of our customers’ most critical applications.”

With 60 patents granted in the Energy and Environmental industry alone, Electrochem’s long-term strategy is to develop innovative, reliable and total product solutions for markets where failure is not an option; significantly complimenting the Greatbatch, Inc. vision to strengthen and accelerate our positioning as a world-class solution provider in the critical markets we serve.

About Electrochem Solutions, Inc. and Greatbatch, Inc.

Electrochem, founded in 1979, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of customized battery and wireless sensing technology solutions. A subsidiary of Greatbatch, Inc., Electrochem was born from the lithium battery invented for the implantable pacemaker by founder, Wilson Greatbatch. Today, Electrochem is known for providing reliable products which are used across a range of critical applications in the portable medical, energy, military, aerospace, environmental and process control industries.

Greatbatch, Inc. (NYSE: GB) provides top-quality technologies to industries that depend on reliable, long-lasting performance through its brands -- Greatbatch Medical, Electrochem and QiG Group. Greatbatch Medical develops and manufactures critical medical device technologies for the cardiac, neurology, vascular and orthopaedic markets. Electrochem designs and manufactures custom battery and wireless sensing technologies for high-end niche applications in the energy, military, portable medical, and other markets. The QiG Group empowers the design and development of new medical devices for the company’s core markets.

For additional information on Electrochem, visit www.electrochemsolutions.com .

For additional information on Greatbatch, visit www.greatbatch.com .

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