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OCT 29, 2009

Methode to Present on Conductive Inkjet Inks At IMI’s Sixth Annual Security Printing Conference

Methode Development Company, a division of Methode Electronics, Inc., announces that it will present on its conductive, water-based inkjet inks at the Sixth Annual Information Management Institute (IMI) Security Printing Conference. The conference will be held November 16-18, 2009 at Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel in Baltimore, MD.

Methode's presentation, titled: "Water Based Inkjet Printable Inks: Development Approach and Production Enabling Methodology" will showcase their innovative ink technology which makes it possible to print a working electronic circuit on paper and polymer substrates via thermal or Piezo inkjet printers. The newly developed ink technology does not require secondary cure processing to achieve conductivity. The benefits and advantages associated with the use of this technology within the security printing industry will be highlighted during the presentation.

In the presentation, Methode's Product Development Manager and conductive ink specialist, Frank St. John, will address, among other matters, the major topics of the product development, substrate compatibility, ink characterization, variable data advantages and enabling of prototype development that is scalable to production. Mr. St. John is one of the industry's foremost experts with more than 30 years' experience in the electronic ink field. He has been awarded six electronic ink patents over his career.

Al Keene, President of IMI states, "We are pleased to have Methode as a presenter at this year's conference as their new inkjet formulation, containing conductive silver nano-particles, is well-suited for the growing security printing applications which can benefit from the efficient and cost effective manufacturing alternative of inkjet printing."

Complete conference details can be found at www.imiconf.com.

Sales inquiries and questions regarding Methode's inkjet printable inks may be sent to info@methodedevelopment.com.

Methode Development Company (MDC)
7401 West Wilson Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60706 USA
Phone: 800-323-6858
Fax: 708-867-3149
Email: info@methodedevelopment.com
Website: www.methodedevelopment.com

Methode Development Company (MDC) Methode Development Company (MDC) is an industry leader in the design and development of conductive inks. To learn more about standard and application-specific conductive ink solutions, visit our website at www.methodedevelopment.com. Methode Development Company is located in Chicago, IL.

Methode Electronics, Inc., (NASDAQ:METH) (NYSE: MEI) is a global designer and manufacturer of electro-mechanical devices with manufacturing, design and testing facilities in the United States, Malta, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany, China and Singapore. We design, manufacture and market devices employing electrical, electronic, wireless, sensing and optical technologies to control and convey signals through sensors, interconnections and controls. Our business is managed on a segment basis, with those segments being Automotive, Interconnect, Power Products and Other. Our components are in the primary end markets of the automobile, computer, information processing and networking equipment, voice and data communication systems, consumer electronics, appliances, aerospace vehicles and industrial equipment industries. Further information can be found on Methode's Web site www.methode.com.





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