VPT Receives Platinum Level Award from Military & Aerospace Electronics 2016 Innovators Awards Program

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Highest Level of Recognition Earned by VPT's V-SHIELD Packaging Technology

VPT DC-DC converters and EMI filter featuring V-SHIELD packaging

This prestigious program allows Military & Aerospace Electronics to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products and services in the military electronics industry.

VPT, Inc. (VPT®), a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI), announced today that its V-SHIELD® packaging technology has been recognized by the judges of the 2016 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards program with the highest, platinum level award. The platinum level recognizes military and aerospace electronics featuring a superb innovation, characterized by a groundbreaking approach to meeting a need, a new level of performance, efficiency and/or ease-of-use.

V-SHIELD® is a proprietary, patent-pending, fully encapsulated epoxy packaging solution for VPT’s DC-DC converters and EMI filters that is highly resistant to chemical, solvent and salt environments and is fully compatible with high volume manufacturing processes including wave solder, cleaning solvents, high pressure sprays and aqueous wash processes. It features a unique integral six-sided metalized shield to improve system EMI compatibility. It also simplifies system thermal design with dual-sided conduction cooling coupled with reduced power dissipation. V-SHIELD® packaging combines the reduced radiated emissions advantage of metal packaging with the water/chemical resistivity of epoxy packaging, allowing for superior performance at a COTS level price.

“We are honored that our V-SHIELD® packaging has received the highest level award by the Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards judges,” said Jeremy Ferrell, Manager of Standard Product Engineering for VPT. “V-SHIELD® packaging was designed for applications such as military ground vehicles as well as commercial and military aircraft that must operate within harsh and rugged environments including severe vibration, shock and temperature cycling. We thrive on creating innovations while maintaining product reliability and improving operational efficiencies.”

The Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards program was developed to recognize the most innovative solutions in military and aerospace technology products and systems, as determined by a panel of senior, third-party, expert judges. Alan Bergstein, publisher of Military & Aerospace Electronics (http://www.militaryaerospace.com), said, "This prestigious program allows Military & Aerospace Electronics to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products and services in the military electronics industry. Our 2016 Honorees are an outstanding example of companies who are making an impact."

The Innovators Awards are judged based on the following criteria:

  •     Innovation
  •     Value to the User
  •     Sustainability
  •     Meeting a Defined Need
  •     Collaboration
  •     Impact

The 2016 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards Honorees are featured in the November Issue of Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine as well as on http://www.militaryaerospace.com.

About VPT and HEICO
VPT, Inc., part of the HEICO Electronic Technologies Group, leads the industry in providing innovative DC-DC power converters, EMI filters, and custom engineering services for avionics, military, space and industrial applications. Every day, global organizations like NASA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, BAE Systems, the United States Air Force and many more depend on quality solutions from VPT to power critical systems. On the ground, in the air, or beyond, VPT provides the power conversion solutions driving critical missions that require high reliability. For more information about VPT, please visit http://www.vptpower.com.

HEICO Corporation (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI) is engaged primarily in niche segments of the aviation, defense, space and electronics industries through its Hollywood, FL based HEICO Aerospace Holdings Corp. subsidiary and its Miami, FL-based HEICO Electronic Technologies Corp. subsidiary. For more information about HEICO, please visit http://www.heico.com.

About Military & Aerospace Electronics
Published since 1990, Military & Aerospace Electronics delivers time-sensitive news, in-depth analyses, case studies, and real-world applications of new products, industry opinion, and the latest trends in the use of mil-spec, rugged and commercial of-the-shelf components. The Military & Aerospace Electronics brand includes the magazine, website (http://www.militaryaerospace.com), email newsletters and webcasts.

About The Military & Aerospace Electronics 2016 Innovators Awards program
The Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovation Awards celebrates the most innovative applications of aerospace and defense electronics technology products and systems. Awards are presented to organizations that demonstrate excellence in the use of a product or system. Submissions are accepted from designers and integrators, and users of military and aerospace electronics systems.

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Products described in this communication are subject to all export license restrictions and regulations which may include but are not limited to ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and the Export Administration and Foreign Assets Control Regulations. Further restrictions may apply. VPT, its logo and tagline and V-SHIELD are registered trademarks in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. All other names, product names and trade names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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