August 09, 2005 08:30 ET

Solectron Chosen to Manufacture Wyse Technology's Thin Client Product Line

MILPITAS, Calif.--(CCNMatthews - Aug 9, 2005) -

Solectron Corporation (NYSE:SLR), a leading provider of electronics manufacturing and integrated supply chain services, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Wyse Technology, the worldwide leader in thin computing solutions. Solectron will manage all aspects of the supply chain, including logistics and after-sales support for the Wyse product line.

"We are delighted to be working with an industry-leading electronics manufacturer like Solectron," said Steve Shevick, CFO at Wyse Technology Inc. "We strongly feel that Solectron's global footprint in manufacturing and services, coupled with their supply chain services and financial strength, makes Solectron the strongest choice as our partner."

Wyse thin clients run legacy, packaged and web-based enterprise applications safely on central servers using a thin display protocol. Applications do not traverse the network and are not downloaded into the thin client, eliminating reliability, manageability, user security and bandwidth issues common with PCs. Wyse thin-client infrastructure solutions run on multiple platforms including, Windows, Linux and Wyse OS, Wyse's market-leading thin-client operating system. Enterprises spend billions of dollars to ensure that their computer systems are secure, reliable and managed. Wyse's products address these issues through a combination of multifactor security, 180,000-hour MTBF reliability and Wyse's device management software, saving their customers time and money.

"We are very pleased to have been selected by Wyse to manufacture their thin-client product line," said Doug Britt, executive vice president of Sales and Account Management for Solectron. "Wyse is delivering innovative technology and solutions to the market. Coupled with our company's industry-leading supply chain services, we feel that this will be a very successful relationship for both companies."

Safe Harbor

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including, but not limited to, the future success of our engagement with Wyse. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions. Actual outcomes and results could differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include: our ability to satisfy the customer; the present and future strength of the worldwide economy overall, and in the telecommunications and other electronics technology sectors in particular; the risk of price fluctuation; changes in technology; competition; variations in demand forecasts and orders; risks associated with international sales and operations; our ability to retain key personnel; and market and segment risk. For a further list and description of risks and uncertainties, see the reports filed by Solectron with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically Forms 8-K, 10-K/A, 10-Q, S-3 and S-4. Solectron disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Solectron

Solectron ( provides a full range of worldwide manufacturing and integrated supply chain services to the world's premier high-tech 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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