SAN DIEGO, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxwell Technologies Inc., (Nasdaq: MXWL), a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage products, is listed among Deloitte's 2012 Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121018/LA91771LOGO) "Global demand for greener, more efficient, electrical energy storage and power delivery solutions is driving demand for Maxwell's ultracapacitor products in micro hybrid automobiles, hybrid and electric transit vehicles, wind turbines, backup power systems and many other transportation and industrial applications," said David Schramm, Maxwell's president and chief executive officer. "Total company sales grew by 177 percent from 2007 to 2011, and ultracapacitor sales grew by more than 500 percent during that period." "We are proud to honor the 2012 Technology Fast 500™ companies, and commend them for their outstanding growth," said Eric Openshaw, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) leader. "These ground-breaking companies have outpaced their competition and are reinventing the way we do business today." "The companies on the Fast 500 list are among those that have demonstrated remarkable innovation, creativity and business savvy," said Bill Ribaudo, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP and national TMT leader for audit and enterprise risk services (AERS). "As a result, these companies have continued to successfully forge ahead in a challenging economic environment. We applaud the leadership and employees of Maxwell Technologies for this impressive accomplishment." About Deloitte's 2012 Technology Fast 500™ Technology Fast 500, conducted by Deloitte & Touche LLP, provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies - both public and private - in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2007 to 2011. In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered within North America. Maxwell is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative, cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions. Our ultracapacitor products provide safe and reliable power solutions for applications in consumer and industrial electronics, transportation and information technology. Our CONDIS® high-voltage grading and coupling capacitors help to ensure the safety and reliability of electric utility infrastructure and other applications involving transport, distribution and measurement of high-voltage electrical energy. Our radiation-mitigated microelectronic products include power modules, memory modules and single board computers that incorporate powerful commercial silicon for superior performance and high reliability in aerospace applications. SOURCE Maxwell Technologies, Inc.