Murata's acquisition of C&D Technologies’ Power Electronics Division (PED) promises to strengthen the Japan-based company's power-market position globally and to generate a greater range of power products for its existing customers. The all-cash transaction started in June and is valued at $85 million. PED will now begin to operate under the name Murata Power Solutions. Murata Power Solutions designs, manufactures, and distributes dc/dc converters, ac/dc switching power supplies, related magnetic components, data-acquisition devices, and panel meters. The products are available in custom, standard, and modified-standard versions and fabricated in ISO9000:2000-compliant facilities. Current markets include telecomm, computing, and industrial.