Powervation-Based Digital Power Modules Awarded Electronic Products' "Product of the Year"

altIndustry's First Self-Compensating Point-of-Load DC/DC Module Family that Needs No Digital Bus Communication

Cork, Ireland, January 10, 2013: Powervation Ltd (www.powervation.com), the pioneer in digital power IC solutions that deliver intelligent adaptive performance, increased system efficiency, and breakthrough design simplicity, today announced the CUI NSM2P digital point-of-load (POL) power module series has been awarded Electronic Products' 2012 Product of the Year award. The NSM2P modules is based on Powervation's PV3012 digital controller and is designed and manufactured by power supply and power module maker CUI, Inc. (http://www.cui.com/), a subsidiary of CUI Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: CUI). The NSM2P series is part of CUI's Novum® Advanced Power line, which focuses on the design and development of leading edge products for distributed power architecture applications.

The NSM2P series is the industry's first self-compensating POL DC/DC module family that needs no digital bus communication, yet provides the flexibility and configurability of digital power, as well as low component count and high reliability. Each module looks like an analog module to the board, but offers engineering configuration access to the PV3012 controller during development, thus allowing many of the benefits of a fully digital POL module during the design-in of the power solution. Additionally, up to 8 configurations can be stored in the module, allowing the same SKU to address multiple power rails through a single external resistor.

Each power module provides intelligent adaptive self-compensation through the use of Powervation's Auto-Control® technology. Automatically and dynamically balancing the trade-off between performance and system stability in real-time, Auto-Control compensates for changes in the converter's output impedance (e.g., component aging, manufacturing variances, and temperature) and wide variety of potential loads.

The PV3012 controller provides 0.5% set-point voltage regulation for the modules within the NSM2P series. All modules within the family support a wide input range of 4.5 V to 14 V, and provide an output of 0.6 V to 3.3 V. Three power levels are available: 12 A, 25 A, and 50 A.

"We are honored to have received this award from Electronics Products Magazine," said Matt McKenzie, President of CUI Inc. "Combining Powervation's Auto-Control technology with our unique "No-Bus" package creates a much more accessible platform for engineers looking to leverage the benefits of digital power in distributed bus architectures. This recognition is a testament to our talented design team and to our mission of producing leading edge power technologies and products through our Novum Advanced Power Division," McKenzie concluded.

Adds Powervation's CEO, Mike McAuliffe: "We congratulate CUI on this award for their impressive NSM2P digital power module. We are pleased to have a close design collaboration with CUI and this module is a great demonstration of the performance of PV3012 digital controller and the value of our unique adaptive compensation technology."

The 2012 Product of the Year Awards were announced in the January 2013 issue of Electronic Products. The selection is based on a significant advance in technology or its application, innovation in design, or gain in price/performance. 2012 marks the 37th annual Electronic Products' "Product of the Year" Awards, which recognizes the best products in the industry. The winning products appear on Electronic Products' website http://www2.electronicproducts.com/productyear.aspx.



About Powervation

Powervation (www.powervation.com) delivers breakthrough Intelligent Digital Power™ IC solutions for designers of Communications, Computing, and power Point-of-Load systems. The company's digital DC/DC controllers with patented Auto-Control® technology provides intelligent adaptive compensation, delivering significant benefits in performance, efficiency, reliability and breakthrough design simplicity. Powervation is a private company backed by leading global VCs - SEP, Intel Capital, VentureTech Alliance, Braemar Energy Ventures and is headquartered in Cork, Ireland, with sales/applications offices in San Jose, California and Taipei, Taiwan.

About CUI, Inc.

CUI Inc. is a technology company focused on the development and distribution of electronic components. At the leading edge of power supply design, the organization supports customers as they strive to improve the energy efficiency and environmental credentials of their application. The company's power group is complemented by a portfolio of world-class board level components, consisting of interconnect, sound, motion control and thermal products. An unwavering commitment to create collaborative partnerships with customers and a drive to see that their design project is a success has been a hallmark of CUI's sustained growth since its founding in 1989. As a leader in the industry, CUI will continue to invest in the future through new technologies, talented employees, expanded manufacturing capabilities, and a growing global reach.

About CUI Global, Inc.

CUI Global is a publicly traded platform company dedicated to maximizing shareholder value through the acquisition and development of innovative companies, products, and technologies. From its Vergence™ GasPT2 platform targeting the energy sector, to its subsidiary CUI Inc.'s industry leading digital power platform targeting the networking and telecom industries, CUI Global has built a diversified portfolio of industry leading technologies that touch many markets. As a publicly traded company, shareholders are able to participate in the opportunities, revenues, and profits generated by the products, technologies, and market channels of CUI Global and its subsidiaries. CUI Global prides itself on operating with the same level of integrity, respect, and philanthropic dedication that was put in place by CUI Inc.'s founder more than 20 years ago. It is these values that allow the company to make a difference in the lives of their customers, their community, their employees, and their investors. Recently, a move was made to merge and streamline resources with its subsidiary CUI Inc. in order to create a unified, international brand that now positions CUI Global for further strategic expansion.


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