Avago Technologies Collaborates with the FAULHABER Group to Develop the World’s Smallest Rotary Encoder

SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—January 12, 2009— Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, and the FAULHABER Group, a global leader in the design and development of DC motors, have announced the successful development and availability of the world’s smallest rotary encoder. FAULHABER’s PA2-50 low power, high resolution miniature rotary encoder incorporates Avago’s revolutionary AEDR-8400 optical integrated circuit (IC) making it ideal for use in a wide range of applications that require miniature motors.

Leveraging on each other’s industry-leading technologies, engineers at Avago and MicroMo Electronics, a FAULHABER affiliate in the United States, collaborated to design the PA2-50, which is the smallest optical encoder in the industry. The PA2-50 was designed with the AEDR-8400 chip on a flex-circuit to produce a single compact package with a miniature footprint measuring 3.00mm (L) x 3.28mm (W) x 1.26mm (H). The motor connections were integrated into the flex circuit to ensure a compact solution. Additionally, with the miniature AEDR-8400 optical chip, higher resolution can be achieved to meet the design requirements for a wide range of applications that require miniature motors with high precision positioning.

FAULHABER’s PA2-50 rotary encoder, which comes in a compact 6mm diameter package, uses optical technology to provide high resolution and low power consumption. The 8 mA at 3 V DC power consumption enables battery-operated applications to operate longer than the conventional 5-Volt encoders that are used by most competing brands. The end result is an ultra miniature rotary encoder solution with higher resolution, a more consistent signal, and higher efficiency due to lighter codewheel material, while ensuring low current consumption for a longer lasting battery-assisted operation.

Avago’s AEDR-8400 series are reflective technology encoders that have been designed with a transmitter and emitter located on the same SMT surface with a reflective codewheel to reflect, thus enabling the encoder solution to be much smaller than conventional optical encoders that use transmissive technology.

About MicroMo Electronics, Inc

MicroMo is a member of the FAULHABER Group and specializes in the design, assembly and application of high precision, miniature DC drive systems, components, and controls. This includes everything from highly customized DC motion control systems to our versatile, standardized, off-the-shelf products. MicroMo maintains a 73,000sqft facility complete with state-of-the-art CNC machine shop, a class 100,000 clean room for manufacturing and value-added assembly, and analytical, product and R&D laboratories. Our applications engineering department provides full customer support for the specification, design and after sales support for all FAULHABER products. Information about MicroMo is available at www.micromo.com.

About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems to approximately 40,000 end customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve four diverse end markets: industrial and automotive electronics, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and consumer and computer peripherals. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com.

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This announcement and supporting materials may contain forward-looking statements which address our expected future business and financial performance. These forward looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections of future Company or industry performance based on management’s judgment, beliefs, current trends and market conditions, and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, we caution you not to place undue reliance on these statements. Avago Technologies Finance Pte. Ltd.'s Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on December 17, 2008, recent Current Reports on Form 6-K, and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") (which you may obtain for free at the SECs website at http://www.sec.gov) discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect our business, results of operations, and financial condition.

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Avago Technologies
Alain Dangerfield, +1-408-435-6385
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MicroMo Electronics, Inc.
Ken Rusiska, +1-800-807-9166
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