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For Immediate Release

September 30, 2002

Contact Information:
Ka Yue Kwok
(510) 445-0100
kwok@phihongusa.com

Sean Graham
BtB Marketing Communications
(919) 872-8172
sean@btbmarketing.com

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Unique compact PSA-05R Series adapter simplifies
inventory and approvals…

Phihong’s PSA-05R Series Adapters Ease Facilitate Product Globalization for OEMs

Fremont, CA (September 30, 2002) — Unique innovations in the PSA-05R Series adapters from Phihong provide major advantages for portable electronic OEMs by simplifying global logistics and product management.  The universal input and interchangeable clip adapter plugs provide international agency approval and enable the power supply to be connected to virtually any power outlet in the world. allow the replacement of multiple inventory counts with a single part number. The replaceable power plugs are small, light and cost effective, and . allow the replacement of multiple inventory counts with a single part number enabling the power supply to be connected to virtually any power outlet in the world.  Applications include any small and lightweight portable electronic products such as PDAs, digital cameras, MPEG players and other personal electronic devices.

Other desktop power supply adapters come with several different standard IEC connectors that require up to eight different power cords for full worldwide coverage. Also, each power cord can cost the same as all four Phihong replaceable power plugs.

Linear power supply adapters, which lack universal input, require different power units for each country. Wall plug switching adapters that can be used with travel plug converters that are much larger than Phihong’s plugs. Although many of these products can be found in stores, few, if any, are certified by safety agencies and are not considered acceptable for professional application.

“This power supply is attractive for global OEMs, since they only have to stock one adapter with replaceable power plugs instead of different power converters, or for desktop systems that need multiple cords for each country,” said Keith Hopwood, vice president of marketing for Phihong USA in Fremont, CA. “Additionally, this greatly simplifies the international approval process of products designed for the global market.”

The double-insulated adapter is safety approved to UL1950 and meets CE (LVD and EMC) requirements as well as QAS, PSE, TUV and cUL requirements. The unit meets FCC class B and EN55022B conducted noise limits, and leakage current is less than 250uA.

Smaller than a business card and weighing only 4 oz. (less than a typical hand-held calculator), the PSA-05R power supply features universal input, allowing it to operate for any worldwide line voltage from 90 to 264VAC. Various models provide a single output ranging from 3.3V to 12V.

The PSA-05R measures just 2.8" x 1.8" x 1.4". It includes a 70-inch cable with a center-positive 2.1mm barrel connector. Pricing is $13.30/100 and the product is available off-the-shelf from Phihong’s authorized distributors.

Phihong is the leading supplier of accessories to personal electronic OEM’s supplying power, cradles, hands-free headsets, interface cables and nearly virtually any accessory required for the personal electronic device. With global sales for 2002 expected to exceed $250 million, Phihong has engineering and manufacturing facilities in North and South America, Taiwan and mMainland China. For more information contact Ka Yue Kwok, Phihong, 48607 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539, or call (510) 445-0100, fax (510) 445-1678, Email  usasales@phihongusa.com, or visit http://www.phihong.com and http://www.phihongusa.com/Rseries.

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