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Sanmina-SCI Guadalajara, Mexico Facility Receives AS9100 Aerospace Certification
Feb 28, 2008 (08:02 AM EST)


SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanmina-SCI Corporation , a leading global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) company, today announced that its Guadalajara, Mexico facility has been awarded the AS9100 Aerospace Standard certification. The certification signifies that its Plant 1 facility in Guadalajara complies with all the requirements of the AS9100 quality management system. The AS9100 is the aerospace industry's quality system standard developed by the International Aerospace Quality Group for quality assurance in design, new product introduction (NPI), manufacturing and servicing.

"Earning the AS9100 certification is a significant milestone for our Guadalajara, Mexico operations, and reinforces Sanmina-SCI's growth and leadership position within the defense and aerospace market segment," said Jim Cocke, Senior Vice President of Sanmina-SCI's Defense and Aerospace Systems Division. "As competitive pressures increase, more aerospace companies are turning to Sanmina-SCI to manage non-core aspects of their operations, such as design, manufacturing, supply chain management and logistics. Achieving this level of certification in Mexico ensures we offer our customers the highest level service in this strategic North American location."

"Receiving the AS9100 certification clearly demonstrates Sanmina-SCI's commitment to its defense and aerospace customers in Mexico," said Marco Gonzalez Hagelsieb, Sanmina-SCI's Senior Vice President of Mexico Operations. "We are the first EMS company to be awarded the AS9100 certification in the State of Jalisco and I am very proud of our employees who worked diligently to earn the certification."

AS9100 is a set of requirements for quality management systems published by the Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE) that includes all ISO 9001:2000 requirements and expanded to address 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 has more than 20 years of manufacturing experience in Guadalajara, Mexico. The Mexico Operations offer customers a wide range of manufacturing services that include NPI, backplanes and printed circuit board (PCB) assembly, complex system-level build-to-order (BTO) and configure-to-order (CTO) manufacturing, high-volume manufacturing, logistics and distribution, and post-manufacturing repair/warranty solutions.

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 unsurpassed 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 http://www.sanmina-sci.com .

Sanmina-SCI 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 Sanmina-SCI to effectively assimilate acquired businesses and achieve the anticipated benefits of its acquisitions, and 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 fiscal year 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on November 28, 2007 and the other reports, including quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K, that the Company files with the Securities Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: Michael Kovacs, Director of Corporate Marketing, +1-408-964-3142, michael.kovacs@sanmina-sci.com; or Paige Bombino, Investor Relations,+1-408-964-3610, both of Sanmina-SCI Corporation

Web site: http://www.sanmina-sci.com/