Sanmina Expands Fiber Optic Design and Manufacturing Capabilities
Advanced Offering Meets Customer Demand for Fully Integrated Engineering
And Manufacturing Solutions for Next Generation Technology
SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading global supplier of electronics contract manufacturing, today announced further enhancements to its world-class fiber optics assembly and test capabilities. The expanded service offering marks the achievement of a major milestone in Sanmina's multi-year program to provide end-to-end fiber optic design and manufacturing solutions to its global customers. "Reflecting our commitment of providing customers leading-edge technology, Sanmina has been making strategic investments to expand our fiber optic design, assembly, and test capabilities and technologies," said Jure Sola, Sanmina's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We believe our advanced engineering and our total manufacturing service capabilities allow us to meet our customers' demands for cost-effective solutions in this next generation technology. As we look forward to the merger with SCI and the broadened presence we will have with the combination of talent, experience and technical resources in the design, assembly and test of complete optical network systems, we expect to further advance our vanguard position in this technology." Commenting further, Dr. Sundar Kamath, Sanmina's Senior Vice-President responsible for Global Technology Solutions, stated, "Sanmina has always been a leading provider of advanced design and electronic assembly and testing services for high speed circuit cards, backplanes, and enclosures for optical systems. Over time, we have been expanding these advanced capabilities to also include state of the art optical fiber splicing, fiber management, termination and connectorization, and optical testing. Our recent enhancements enable fusion splicing for the complete range of optical fibers used by our customers. Our test infrastructure can verify splicing integrity and module optical performance, as well as provide full support for functional test development and implementation. With these expanded capabilities and our highly trained personnel, Sanmina can effectively handle our customers' unique requirements for optical modules, sub-systems and integrated systems." "We are delighted to have made so much progress in developing our internal capabilities in this exciting and strategic technology," said Hari Pillai, Sanmina's Executive Vice-President for Global EMS Operations. "As a result of our enhanced capabilities, we have been working closely with our customers on a number of new high-speed optical networking programs, many of which will soon be in volume production. With our broadened service offering and our integrated global manufacturing capabilities, including full system assembly and test, we look forward to expanding our customer base as well as helping our current customers roll out their new products." Sanmina's full range of fiber optic manufacturing solutions includes assembly and test of high-end optical components, modules and sub-systems in a modular clean room environment; ultra-fine and angled fiber polishing; sleeve protection or recoating of splices, splice optimization of SMF, MM, PM and Erbium fibers, connector termination for single and ribbon fibers; and fiber management using fiber trays, wheels and clips. Additional capabilities include surface mount assembly of sensitive optical amplifiers, transceivers, and similar devices; and optical testing using Optical Spectrum Analyzer, Attenuator, Wavemeter, Sonet Analyzer, Optical TDR, Tunable Laser, Polarization Analyzer, and other custom test equipment. The company also works with customers to co-develop specialized assembly and system-testing processes designed to meet their specific project requirements. Company Profile Founded in 1980, Sanmina Corporation (www.sanmina.com) provides a cost-efficient, design and manufacturing solution to the world's leading original equipment manufacturing (OEMs) in the communications, medical, industrial instrumentation, and high-end computer sectors. Sanmina's complete end-to-end solution includes design, engineering, circuit fabrication of bare printed circuit boards, circuit board and backplane order fulfillment, and end-of life-product services. OEMs benefit from this model by dealing with a single-source supply-chain and global supply-base, which helps them achieve cost efficiencies in material acquisition as well as flexibility to reduce lead times. Safe Harbor Statement The foregoing, including the 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 company's actual results of operations may differ significantly from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements as a result of these and other factors, including factors set forth in the company's 2000 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on December 18, 2000 and the company's most recent quarterly 10-Q Report dated August 10, 2001. 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