Molex Leads the Market with the First PoE+ Integrated Connector Module with Embedded PoE+ Controller

Design combines PoE+ controller silicon to manage and deliver 30W PoE, coupled with Gigabit PoE+ magnetics, thermal management and a high level of protection against ESD, EFT and EMI

LISLE, Ill. – January 27, 2009– Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX AND MOLXA) announces an industry first with the introduction of the HyperJack™ 1000 Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) Integrated Connector Module (ICM) for applications in Gigabit Ethernet switches, routers, hubs and industrial Ethernet switches and routers. This multi-port module integrates magnetics to support Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps and embeds the PoE+ power management functions in an RJ-45 connector.

Molex’s integrated HyperJack 1000 PoE+ ICM’s plug-and-play capabilities help reduce overall engineering costs. The design combines PoE+ controller silicon to manage and deliver 30W PoE, coupled with Gigabit PoE+ magnetics, thermal management and a high level of protection against ESD, EFT and EMI. Additionally, the HyperJack 1000 PoE+ ICM design meets the pending PoETec V2.0 protocol, allowing for easier industry wide adoption.

The HyperJack 1000 PoE+ ICM features a zero to 70°C operating temperature and two bi-color LEDs (light emitting diodes) per port, giving it the capability to indicate up to eight operating states.

PoE technology allows end users to power and communicate with network devices over an Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for separate power supplies. The existing 15W IEEE 802.3af standard is used to power connected Ethernet devices such as VoIP phones, wireless access points and security cameras.

Due to be ratified in 2009, the 30 Watt IEEE 802.3at standard, also known as PoE+, will make self-powered equipment with higher power requirements possible. These include WiMAX transmitters, PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras, 802.11n wireless access points, video phones, laptops, thin-client computers and point-of-sale terminals. PoE+ is also backward compatible with the 15W existing standard, being able to power both 802.3af and 802.3at powered devices concurrently.

For more information on the HyperJack 1000 PoE+ Integrated Connector Module, please visit Molex’s website at www.molex.com/product/poe.html.

About Molex Incorporated

Molex Incorporated is a 70-year-old global manufacturer of electronic, electrical and fiber optic interconnection systems. Based in Lisle, Illinois, USA, the company operates 45 manufacturing locations in 17 countries. The Molex website is www.molex.com.