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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