Sanmina-SCI Modular Solutions Division Enters the Solid State Storage Market

Viking Modular Solutions(TM) Partners With SandForce(TM) for SSD Processor Technology

Jan 21, 2010, 08:30 ET from Sanmina-SCI Corporation

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Viking Modular Solutions™, a division of Sanmina-SCI Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), and leading manufacturer of innovative memory and flash solutions, today announced that it has selected SandForce™ Inc. high performance processors for its solid state drive (SSD) products. Viking Modular Solutions will add product based on SandForce technology to its extensive range of innovative solid state devices.

"Today's announcement represents the results of collaboration between Viking Modular Solutions and SandForce for current and future high performance SSD products that target enterprise, storage and multiple other applications requiring superior performance and security," stated Hamid Shokrgozar, President of Viking Modular Solutions. "This joint effort clearly highlights our commitment as an industry leader by continuing to deliver innovative products at practical costs to our customer base."

"Viking Modular Solutions is a trusted manufacturer of innovative NAND-based storage solutions," said Thad Omura, Vice President of Marketing at SandForce. "With SandForce processors, Viking Modular Solutions' new SSD products will offer the highest reliability, performance and power efficiency."

To meet the growing demand for high quality, enterprise class and industrial grade SSD products, Viking Modular Solutions will support high performance standard serial attached SCSI (SAS) 6Gb/s and serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) 3Gb/s using standard 2.5-inch form-factor SSDs. Additionally, Viking Modular Solutions will supply multiple form-factors, including 1.8-inch and innovative "non-HDD-like" solutions delivering significant value for space constrained and/or rugged applications. These SandForce-based Viking Modular Solutions SSDs are available for sample to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) today.

"The SandForce team has delivered a truly remarkable device and this family of processors will enable Viking Modular Solutions to deliver enterprise class, ultra reliable and high performance SSD solutions," concluded Mr. Shokrgozar.

Manufactured in Viking Modular Solutions' Southern California facility or in one of Sanmina-SCI's world-class facilities, the division's SSDs can be configured with SLC or MLC NAND – available in commercial or industrial temperatures.

Viking Modular Solutions continues to advance its leadership role by proactively developing and delivering high technology products that optimize the value and performance of its customers' applications in the Network Infrastructure, Embedded, Defense & Aerospace and Enterprise markets.

About Viking Modular Solutions

Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, Viking Modular Solutions is focused on developing and delivering high technology products that optimize the value and performance of our customers' applications in the Network Infrastructure, Embedded, Defense & Aerospace and Enterprise markets. Founded in 1989, Viking Modular Solutions has been providing Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) with industry leading design, engineering, product support and customer service for more than 20 years. For more information, visit

About Sanmina-SCI

Sanmina-SCI Corporation is a leading electronics contract manufacturer serving the fastest-growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina-SCI provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to OEMs primarily in the communications, defense and aerospace, industrial and medical instrumentation, multimedia, computing and storage, and automotive technology sectors. Sanmina-SCI has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information regarding the company is available at

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