Methode Electronics - Data Solutions Group Named Tech Titans Finalist

RICHARDSON, TX--(Marketwired - Aug 5, 2014) - Methode Electronics - Data Solutions Group, a division of Methode Electronics, Inc. ( NYSE : MEI ), has been named one of four finalists in the Corporate Innovation category of the 14th annual Tech Titans Awards, presented by the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC).

The annual competition recognizes outstanding technology companies and individuals in the Dallas/Fort Worth area that have made significant contributions, both locally and to the greater technology industry. Judging criteria for the Corporate Innovation category is based on a number of key factors, including outstanding innovation and unique accomplishments as a result of recent or potential breakthrough technologies.

"We took a revolutionary approach to Data Center Infrastructure Management, or DCIM, when we integrated data center monitoring tools with DCIM analytics software. Now stakeholders are able to better allocate resources across their data centers," said Tim Hazzard, president of Methode Electronics - Data Solutions Group. "This combined with the launch of the first high-density, lithium-ion UPS designed to last longer and deliver more power will help reduce the infrastructure and equipment risks associated with data center operations."

"We believe the vision of tomorrow's data centers is emerging today. We're excited to help shape the future of Data Center Infrastructure Management and to be recognized in this category by the MTBC," said Hazzard. 

The annual MTBC Innovators Finalist Luncheon will be held Friday, Aug. 8, at the Renaissance Hotel Dallas. Each company will make a short presentation showcasing its achievements and illustrate why it has been selected as a 2014 finalist. Winners from each category will be announced at the Tech Titans Awards Gala, Friday, Aug. 22 at the Hotel InterContinental in Addison. More information is available at www.techtitans.org.

About Methode Electronics - Data Solutions Group
Methode Electronics - Data Solutions Group supports the telecommunications, data communications and data center industries. We stand apart through innovation, a diverse range of products and a focus on customer satisfaction. By providing versatile data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and physical layer solutions to our industry, we are in a position to help clients better manage for today's needs and scale for tomorrow's growth. For additional company and product information, please visit www.methode.com/data

About Methode Electronics, Inc.
Methode Electronics, Inc. ( NYSE : MEI ) is a global developer of custom-engineered and application-specific products and solutions with manufacturing, design and testing facilities in China, Egypt, Germany, India, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, the Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. 

We design, manufacture and market devices employing electrical, electronic, wireless, safety radio remote control, 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 website, www.methode.com.

About Metroplex Technology Business Council
The Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) strengthens the North Texas technology community and its reputation by acting as an innovation hub for entrepreneurs, universities and corporations. MTBC is the largest technology trade association in Texas, representing a quarter million employees through its 300 member companies. More information about MTBC and its annual Tech Titans Awards can be found online at www.metroplextbc.org.