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New Scale wins second “Golden Mousetrap” award for engineering innovation and creativity in product design

M3 Micro Mechatronics Module named a Best Product of 2011 by Design News

Victor, NY — April 5, 2011 — New Scale Technologies has earned its second “Golden Mousetrap” award for engineering innovation and creativity in product design. The company’s M3 Micro Mechatronic Module, a miniature high-precision linear motion system, was awarded Best Product honors in the Automation and Control category in the competition sponsored by Design News, a leading industry trade journal. New Scale’s piezoelectric SQUIGGLE micro motor won a 2007 Golden Mousetrap award in the same category.

Design News editors recognized the M3 Micro Mechatronic Module as being smaller, more precise and easier to integrate than traditional electromagnetic motor systems. Modules have 0.5 micron position resolution and a footprint of 12x30 mm or smaller, and operate on 3.3V input with low power consumption for long battery life in handheld devices. Each module is a complete closed-loop motion control system integrating a patented SQUIGGLE micro motor, a position sensor, a drive ASIC and a microprocessor for on-board closed-loop motion control. This combination of features means that no external control board is necessary.

Design News editors selected 18 winners and 95 finalists from “a record number” of entries in electronics, motion control and automation, design tools (hardware and software), and materials and assembly. Other winners in the automation and control category were Siemens Industry and Bosch Rexroth.

“The products highlighted in this year's Golden Mousetrap winners and finalists clearly demonstrate both cutting-edge design ideas and the practical evolution of technologies for systems and product design engineers,” said Design News editorial director David Greenfield.

More information about the 2011 Golden Mousetrap award winners and finalists appears in the March 2011 issue of Design News.

About New Scale Technologies

New Scale Technologies develops small, precise and smart motion systems for critical adjustments of optics in imaging devices and many other micro positioning applications. Our simple and elegant solutions deliver best-in-class performance in consumer imaging, biometric authentication, surveillance, medical devices, scientific instruments, haptic systems and many other markets. We design and manufacture custom products and license our technology to manufacturers worldwide. Our customers benefit from complete motion solutions that are tailored to their unique requirements and easily integrated into their next-generation instruments.

SQUIGGLE is a registered trademark, and New Scale Pathway and UTAF are trademarks of New Scale Technologies, Inc.

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