Solectron Corporation

Solectron Corporation

January 05, 2005 08:01 ET

SGI Honors Solectron with 2004 Outstanding Supplier Award




JANUARY 5, 2005 - 08:01 ET

SGI Honors Solectron with 2004 Outstanding Supplier

MILPITAS, Calif.--(CCNMatthews - Jan 5, 2005) -

Solectron Corporation (NYSE:SLR), a leading provider of electronics
manufacturing and integrated supply chain services, said today it was
awarded an Outstanding Supplier Award for 2004 by Silicon Graphics
(NYSE:SGI) for its U.S.-based printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) and
new product introduction (NPI) capabilities. Because SGI focuses on five
primary markets, government and defense, manufacturing, sciences, energy
and media, with a large concentration of its government and defense
business being with federal, state and local governments, SGI needs to
maintain a domestic electronics manufacturing services (EMS) capability
and near-market supply chain as very responsive, preventive measures
against supply chain disruptions.

"Doing business with reference customers such as NASA Ames Research
Center and the University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, we
value highly that Solectron does such an excellent job at producing our
PCBAs and performs NPI activities in its facility in Milpitas, Calif.,"
said Dick Harkness, vice president of Manufacturing Operations, SGI.
"Having an EMS partner with a robust, near-market manufacturing
capability enables us to quickly react to customer needs and offers an
added level of supply chain security for mission-critical government

In the case of the recently installed NASA Ames Research Center Columbia
system, SGI® depended on Solectron to produce PCBAs for 20 SGI®
Altix® systems, each powered by 512 Intel® Itanium® 2 processors.
These 20 systems were installed at the Ames Research Center and quickly
became one of the fastest supercomputers in the world with a sustained
performance of 51.87 trillion calculations per second, also known as

"The only higher honor than receiving an SGI Outstanding Supplier Award
is knowing that we helped a valued customer achieve a significant
milestone in its illustrious corporate history as well as making
high-tech history in the bargain," said Mitch Schoch, vice president of
Account Management with Solectron. "We have no mission other than
ensuring that the expectations of our customers, such as SGI, are not
only met but exceeded."

In all, SGI presented five Outstanding Supplier Awards in fiscal year
2004 in recognition for distinction and appreciation of exemplary
performance and sustained commitment. Criteria for being considered for
an SGI Outstanding Supplier award are based on a quarterly scorecard.

About Silicon Graphics -- The Source of Innovation and Discovery™

SGI, also known as Silicon Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:SGI), is a leader in
high-performance computing, visualization and storage. SGI's vision is
to provide technology that enables the most significant scientific and
creative breakthroughs of the 21st century. Whether it's sharing images
to aid in brain surgery, finding oil more efficiently, studying global
climate, providing technologies for homeland security and defense or
enabling the transition from analog to digital broadcasting, SGI is
dedicated to addressing the next class of challenges for scientific,
engineering and creative users. With offices worldwide, the company is
headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., and can be found on the Web at

About Solectron

Solectron ( provides a full range of worldwide
manufacturing and integrated supply chain services to the world's
premier high-tech electronics companies. Solectron's offerings include
new-product design and introduction services, materials management,
product manufacturing, and product warranty and end-of-life support. The
company is based in Milpitas, Calif., and had sales from continuing
operations of $11.64 billion in fiscal 2004.

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