Power-One Updates Outlook for the First Quarter of 2011

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

CAMARILLO, Calif., April 6, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Power-One, Inc. (Nasdaq:PWER), a leading provider of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and management solutions, today updated its financial outlook. For the period ended April 3, 2011, the company expects to report revenue between $240 million and $245 million, below its previously announced range of $260 million to $290 million, due to market conditions and near-term feed-in-tariff uncertainty in Italy and Germany. 

"Although we expect to post a nearly 60 percent increase in revenue in the first quarter of 2011 compared to 2010, we've revised our guidance for the quarter due to recent adverse conditions in the European solar market," said Richard Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Power-One. "Based on current developments, we still anticipate European countries such as Italy and Germany will continue to support solar adoption to reduce reliance on non-renewable sources of power. Further, for the remainder of 2011 and 2012, we believe we are better positioned to handle similar regional anomalies due to our expanded product line and focus on developing new markets, including the United States, China and India."

Power-One will provide further information on its first quarter 2011 performance when it reports earnings on May 5, 2011, after the market close.

About Power-One

Power-One is the world's second largest designer and manufacturer of photovoltaic inverters. Its renewable energy products enable the industry's highest yielding conversion of power from both solar arrays and wind farms for use by utilities and homes. Power-One has a 40 year history as the leader in high efficiency and high density power supply products for a variety of industries including renewable energy, data storage and networking, industrial and network power systems. The company is headquartered in Camarillo, CA and has global sales offices, manufacturing, and R&D operations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Power-One is traded on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol PWER. For more information, please visit .

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CONTACT: For Investors: Power-One, Inc. Kevin Trosian, 805-987-8741 Vice President, Finance & Investor Relations For Press: Edelman for Power-One Jon Murchinson Jon.Murchinson@edelman.com Phone: 415-486-3274