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From left to right: Keith Hopwood, vice president of sales & marketing for Phihong USA, Andrew Fanara of EPA ENERGY STAR, Peter Lin, chairman and CEO of Phihong, and Steve Ryan of EPA ENERGY STAR, at the presentation of the Certificate of Recognition to Phihong.For Immediate Release

January 31, 2005

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Ka Yue Kwok, Phihong
(510) 445-0100
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Power supply manufacturer leads industry in compliance and
environmental commitment….

EPA Names Phihong First External
Power Supply ENERGY STAR Partner

FREMONT, Calif. (January 31, 2005) Phihong USA, a global leader in electronic accessories and power supplies, today announced it is the first manufacturer of external power supplies to be named a partner of the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Program. As a partner, Phihong’s products must meet strict energy-efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and the Department of Energy. On average, ENERGY STAR models are 35 percent more efficient than conventional designs, and often are lighter and smaller in size.

 “EPA is very pleased to welcome Phihong as the first manufacturing partner for ENERGY STAR-qualified power supplies,” said Kathleen Hogan, director, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, U.S. EPA. “As the first partner, Phihong assumes a leadership role as a key provider of highly efficient power supplies for its customers in the United States and throughout the world.”

 At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the EPA presented Phihong with a Certificate of Recognition to acknowledge the company’s involvement in helping the group develop energy standards and specifications for manufacturers.

 “This partnership caps a long involvement for Phihong with the EPA,” said Keith Hopwood, vice president of marketing for Phihong USA. “We have long been committed to developing energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly power supplies because we believe that conforming to the new energy standards is the best way to do business now.”

When recognizing Phihong at the CES “Green Gadgets: Environmental Friendly Initiatives Making a Difference” media event, EPA Assistant Administrator Tom Dunne announced the new external power supply specification and recognized Phihong as an early participant in the program. Phihong has also been a participant in helping define the new external power supply specification recently announced by the EPA, helping to ensure that the requirements were aggressive but economically achievable.

 “This partnership ushers in a new era where, for the first time, power electronics manufacturers like Phihong will be able to use the ENERGY STAR designation as a standardized means to promote their most efficient designs to customers,” said Hogan. “In the U.S. and worldwide, lighter, more efficient designs will save energy, save money and help combat global warming.”

Phihong has developed many products that provide superior energy efficiency and low standby power for major OEM customers in the last 12 months.

EPA established ENERGY STAR in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce air pollution by giving consumers simple energy-efficient choices. Today, with assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy, ENERGY STAR is featured on more than 40 types of products, from light bulbs to major appliances to new homes and buildings. More than 9,000 organizations have become ENERGY STAR partners and are committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, call 1-888-STAR-YES or visit http://www.energystar.gov.

Phihong is the leading supplier of power solutions to networking and personal electronic OEMs supplying custom power supplies from 10-1.5kW, power adapters and PoE injection solutions. With global sales for 2005 expected to exceed $350 million, Phihong has engineering and manufacturing facilities in North and South America, Taiwan and mainland China. For more information contact Ka Yue Kwok, Phihong, 47800 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538, or call (510) 445-0100, fax (510) 445-1678, email, or visit http://www.phihong.com.

Photo caption: From left to right: Keith Hopwood, vice president of sales & marketing for Phihong USA, Andrew Fanara of EPA ENERGY STAR, Peter Lin, chairman and CEO of Phihong, and Steve Ryan of EPA ENERGY STAR, at the presentation of the Certificate of Recognition to Phihong.


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