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SANMINA RECEIVES ISO 9002 REGISTRATION

 SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanmina Corp., a leading independent supplier of backplane assemblies and complex printed circuit boards, announced today that it has been recommended for registration under the ISO 9002 standards following a final registration audit completed by National Quality Assurance, a registrar for the International Standards Organization, the week of Sept. 1. The ISO certification will cover all of Sanmina's key production facilities in California and Washington.
 "Our ISO 9002 registration clearly illustrates the emphasis we have always placed on quality at Sanmina and the success of our Total Quality Management program which has been in place for several years," said Jure Sola, president and chief executive officer.
 "The recommendation for registration follows a period of rigorous preparation and a comprehensive audit of our quality system," said Bob Behlman, vice president and chief operating officer. "By documenting and fine tuning our quality programs, we have significantly enhanced our internal controls and disciplines."
 "ISO standards compliance is rapidly becoming a requirement for doing business around the world. As our customers include many of the leading companies in such rapidly expanding international markets as data and telecommunications, Sanmina's certification significantly strengthens our competitive position. We are pleased to have achieved this external validation that quality at all levels is a key component of Sanmina's philosophy," Sola concluded.
 Published by the International Organization of Standardization in 1987, ISO 9000 is a set of five standards used to document, implement and demonstrate quality management and assurance systems in design and manufacturing. The 9002 certification applies to manufacturing and other functions that affect the quality of products and services. The standards are endorsed by more than 90 countries worldwide. Certification is awarded to organizations that establish and strictly comply with a rigorous quality control system.
 Headquartered in San Jose, Sanmina Corp. is a leading manufacturer of custom-designed backplane assemblies and sub-assemblies, and multilayer, high density printed circuit boards used in sophisticated electronics equipment. Sanmina manufactures these electronic interconnect products for a diversified base of leading original equipment manufacturers in the data communications, telecommunications, industrial and medical instrumentation, and computer sectors of the electronics industry including Alcatel, Northern Telecom, Sun Microsystems, SynOptics and Xerox. The company has manufacturing operations in San Jose, Milpitas, Santa Clara and Fremont, Calif.; Richardson, Texas; and Redmond, Wash. Sanmina's common stock trades on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol SANM.
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 /CONTACT: Randy Furr of Sanmina, 408-435-8444; or Lise Needham or Stephanie Meyer of the Financial Relations Board, 415-986-1591, for Sanmina/
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