Holt Integrated Circuits and Premier Magnetics Partnership Provides Smallest & Most Cost-Effective Single-Vendor Solution For Two Critical MIL-STD-1553 Components

Friday, March 28, 2003

Mission Viejo, CA (March 28, 2003)- Holt Integrated Circuits today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Premier Magnetics, Inc., to become the exclusive provider of Premier’s complete line of interface transformers used in conjunction with MIL-STD-1553 transceivers for military data bus applications. The partnership will permit Holt to offer a complete transceiver/transformer solution, with delivery of both transceivers and transformers from stock.

Interface transformers are a required part of all MIL-STD-1553 data bus installations. A transformer is needed to couple the transceiver to the data bus. This typically requires designers to purchase the transceiver from one supplier and the transformer from another. The new partnership between Holt and Premier allows both components to be purchased together from a single vendor, which ensures customer design specifications will be met, and that all needed components can be delivered rapidly. Premier’s MIL-STD-1553 transformers now offered by Holt are available in all popular packaging configurations, including an ultra-small footprint measuring only 0.400” x 0.400”. All are fully compatible with Holt’s complete line of MIL-STD-1553 5V and 3.3V transceivers.

“We are extremely pleased to include Premier Magnetics’ transformers in our product line,” said Sandy Edberg, Sales Director of Holt Integrated Circuits. “Premier’s products are superior to any on the market, and the company’s reputation for responsiveness to customer demands is unequaled. This partnership will give Holt the ability to deliver these two critical MIL-STD-1553 components on demand, in sample or production quantities significantly faster than is typical from other suppliers. Finally, both Holt and Premier are recognized leaders in providing the best-cost data bus products, and customers now have the ability to realize substantial cost savings without compromising MIL-STD-1553 interface performance.”

Premier CEO Jim Earley made the following statement: “We at Premier Magnetics are delighted to enter into this partnership with Holt Integrated Circuits. Working closely with the design staff at Holt will ensure that customers receive a matched interface set of magnetics for current products as well as next generation designs.”

Additional information, including Data Sheet, for Holt offered Mil-Std-1553 interface transformers is available at MIL-STD-1553 Databus Interface Transformers. Readers interested in learning more about Holt Integrated Circuits or any of Holt’s products should contact Holt at (949) 859-8800, by E-mail at info@holtic.com or by visiting the Holt Web site at www.holtic.com.

About Holt Integrated Circuits

Located in Mission Viejo, CA, Holt Integrated Circuits is a major supplier of ICs for avionics and military data bus and display applications. The company’s products are specified by more than 250 manufacturers and are employed in flight control, navigation, engine management, communications, safety equipment, and in-flight information systems worldwide.

Holt’s range of ICs supporting the ARINC 429 standard is the widest in the industry, and its display drivers offer high-voltage operation as well as innovative design features to enhance ease of use and testability. Holt’s transceivers for MIL-STD-1553 applications are recognized as the industry’s smallest and have the lowest power consumption. Holt Integrated Circuits is a certified ISO9001-2000 supplier, and many of its products are also available to DSCC SMD specifications.

About Premier Magnetics

Premier Magnetics established in 1991 and located in Lake Forest, CA, is a leading designer and manufacturer of transformers and magnetic components. Premier products range from military to medical, telecommunications, networking and power applications.