NEWARK, NY--(Marketwire - August 6, 2009) - IEC Electronics Corp (NYSE Amex: IEC), announced today it has achieved the prestigious ISO13485 certification. This certification applies to its electronic manufacturing services (EMS) operation in Newark, NY as well as its wire and cable operation in Victor, NY.

ISO13485 is the quality management system (QMS) standard specific to the medical device industry. The requirements emphasize critical areas impacting process, quality and manufacturing reliability for medical device products. It is designed to enforce complicated and strict manufacturing control principals unique to the medical device industry and includes several additional requirements to ISO 9001. This certification, an internationally recognized management system standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is a requirement for the ongoing manufacturing of commercial medical devices.

According to W. Barry Gilbert, CEO and Chairman of the Board, "ISO13485 has become the standard to which medical device suppliers are measured to drive quality and on-time delivery within the supply chain. The addition of ISO13485 complements our existing AS9100 quality system and reinforces IEC's commitment to the medical device market. Clearly, this certification represents an important milestone which further supports our company's vision to be Absolutely, Positively, Perfect and On-time(SM)."

About IEC Electronics Corp.

As a full service EMS provider, IEC is AS9100, ISO-9001:2000 and ISO13485 registered, and a NSA approved supplier under the COMSEC standard. The Company offers its customers a wide range of services including design, prototype and high reliability printed circuit board assembly, material procurement and control, manufacturing and test engineering support, and systems build. Information regarding IEC can be found on its web site at

The foregoing, including any discussion regarding the Company's future prospects, contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including uncertainties associated with economic conditions in the electronics industry, particularly in the principal industry sectors served by the Company, changes in customer requirements and in the volume of sales to principal customers, the ability of the Company to assimilate acquired businesses and to achieve the anticipated benefits of such acquisitions, competition and technological change, the ability of the Company to control manufacturing and operating costs, satisfactory relationships with vendors. The Company's actual results of operations may differ significantly from those contemplated by any forward-looking statements as a result of these and other factors, including factors set forth in the Company's 2008 Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information: Contact: Heather Keenan IEC Electronics Corp. (315) 332-4262 John Nesbett Institutional Marketing Services (203) 972-9200