Viking Modular Solutions™ Facility Receives AS9100 Aerospace Certification

Industry Recognition Is Critical Step to Meeting Rigorous Requirements for Defense and Aerospace Manufacturing

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

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Modular Solutions™, a division of Sanmina-SCI Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), and leading manufacturer of innovative DRAM modules, flash and Solid State Drive (SSD) solutions, today announced that its Foothill Ranch, California, facility has been awarded the AS9100 Aerospace Standard certification. This certification signifies compliance with all requirements of the AS9100 quality management system.

Developed by the International Aerospace Quality Group, AS9100 is the aerospace industry's standard for quality assurance in design, New Product Introduction (NPI), manufacturing and servicing. Viking Modular received the certification because of its commitment to providing the industry's best Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) memory module and SSD solutions.

"Certification to the highest quality standards set for the aerospace industry is an important milestone in our growth strategy," stated Hamid R. Shokrgozar, President and General Manager of Viking Modular Solutions. "The AS9100 certification is a competitive differentiator and will allow us to expand into new markets that mandate the most demanding regulatory requirements in design and manufacturing."

"This registration is a reflection of the continuous efforts and commitments made by our company to provide products of the highest quality that offer greater benefits and value to our defense and aerospace customer partnerships," added Charlie Poirier, Division Quality Manager for Viking Modular Solutions.

AS9100's standard requirements for quality management systems includes all of the elements of ISO 9001:2000, plus additional international aerospace requirements that are now approved by major aerospace companies around the world. The intent of the AS9100 is to deliver significant improvements in quality while reducing cost throughout the supply chain in the aerospace industry.

Sanmina-SCI provides its world-class, end-to-end manufacturing capabilities for Viking Modular products. With the addition of the Foothill Ranch facility certification, Sanmina-SCI has extended its global network of AS9100 certified facilities to 13, reinforcing the company's leadership position in the defense and aerospace market segment.

About Viking Modular Solutions

Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, Viking Modular Solutions is focused on developing and delivering high technology products such as DRAM modules, flash and Solid State Drive (SSD) solutions, 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 us at

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 semiconductor systems, medical, multimedia, enterprise computing and storage, automotive technology and renewable energy 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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