SOURCE: Suntron Corporation

Suntron Corporation

February 23, 2011 05:00 ET

Suntron Corporation and Obsidian Partner to Build the Nation's Fastest Link in Supercomputing

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - February 23, 2011) - Suntron Corporation, a leader in the area of integrated Electronics Manufacturing Solutions (EMS) and Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) technology with facilities across the US and in Mexico, announced today that Obsidian has selected Suntron as its manufacturer of choice to support the full production phase of the Longbow product series.

The Obsidian Longbow was originally designed as a new light speed supercomputing link used to meet mission critical demands for the US Department of Defense. It is now changing the expectations of the enterprise, medical and life science industries with the unprecedented speed in secure data transfer. The high complexity of each of the PCBAs, mixed with the challenge of full system integration, allows Suntron to add the quality and reliability they are known for into each fully tested unit.

"The opportunity to provide solutions for a visionary such as Obsidian, has allowed us to exercise our unique manufacturing strengths and skills. Our full suite of services enabled us to bring this product into full production," stated Ed Wheeler, President and CEO of Suntron. "We look forward to a long and successful partnership."

It's gratifying to work with a manufacturer who shares our commitment to customer satisfaction," said Bill Halina, Chairman and CEO of Obsidian Strategics. "Our clients demand the highest level of quality and reliability -- with help from the Suntron team we're delivering."

About Suntron Corporation:
Suntron delivers complete manufacturing services and solutions to support the entire life cycle of complex products in the medical, aerospace & defense, industrial, networking & telecommunications, and semiconductor capital equipment market segments. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Suntron operates four full-service manufacturing facilities and two quick-turn manufacturing facilities in North America. Suntron's services include engineering services, printed circuit card assembly, box build, large scale and complex system integration, COTS & test.

About Obsidian Strategics:
Obsidian Strategics™ through its subsidiary, Obsidian Research Corporation, is the developer of Longbow™, a series of InfiniBand products featuring range extension, routing and encryption. Longbow technology allows an InfiniBand fabric, normally a short-range network used in high-performance computing, to be extended via optical fiber over varying distances. Longbow connects across Campus, Metro or Global networks to enable unparalleled real-time backup over long-distance, high-bandwidth video transmission and efficient movement of large data sets to compute and storage resources.

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