Microtek Laboratories Signs UL Preferred Partner Agreement

By Underwriters Laboratories, PRNE
Thursday, March 18, 2010

Enhanced services for PCB manufacturers will help them get to market quickly and economically

NORTHBROOK, Illinois, March 19, 2010 - Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a world leader in product safety testing
and certification, announced today that Microtek Laboratories, a provider of
engineering and testing services, has signed a Preferred Partner Agreement
with UL. The signing of the Agreement with Microtek expands UL's services for
printed circuit boards (PCBs) and provides PCB manufacturers with
comprehensive conformance testing and certification services.

"The Preferred Partner Program will enable PCB manufacturers to work
seamlessly between UL and Microtek to receive a complete suite of services
required to get to market quickly and economically," said Truda Chow, PCB
business development manager, UL High-Tech Industry. "By partnering with
Microtek, UL can offer solutions for China market access and performance

The Preferred Partner Program covers testing under UL standards for PCBs,
including UL 94, the test for flammability of plastic materials for parts in
devices and appliances; UL 796, the test for printed wiring boards; and UL
796F, the test for flexible materials interconnect constructions.

Through the Preferred Partner Program, PCB manufacturers working with UL
can also take advantage of extra service offerings offered by Microtek, which
is the first foreign laboratory accredited by CQC in China. The services
include testing and certification to CQC-V084 for the China market,
performance and reliability testing to various IPC standards and
environmental simulation, among others.

UL has more than 50 years of experience in the field of PCBs conformity
assessment. To accommodate the quickly changing board and materials
technologies, UL's experienced engineers proactively participate in R&D,
standard development and knowledge sharing at public conferences.

About Underwriters Laboratories

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is an independent product safety
certification organization that has been testing products and writing
Standards for Safety for over a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types
of products, components, materials and systems annually with 20 billion UL
Marks appearing on 66,000 manufacturers' products each year. UL's worldwide
family of companies and network of service providers includes 68 laboratory,
testing and certification facilities serving customers in 102 countries. For
more information, visit: www.UL.com/newsroom.

About Microtek Labs

Microtek Laboratories is registered to ISO 9001:2000, a DSCC Recognized
organization, an IPC Certified Training Facilities and acts as a UL
Preferred, Certificated Engineering and Administrative Agency for categories:
ZPMV2, ZPXK2, QMTS2, QMJU2, QMFZ2 and OCDT2. Microtek has test laboratories
in Anaheim, California and Changzhou, China. To learn about all of Microtek's
capabilities and service offerings, visit www.thetestlab.com.

Millicent Mak, Manager of Global High-Tech Industry, +852-2276-9539, Millicent.Mak at hk.ul.com; or Danika Kmetz of GolinHarris, +1-312-729-4354, dkmetz at golinharris.com, for UL

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