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 MILPITAS, Calif., and LONDON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Solectron Corp. (NYSE: SLR) and Philips Electronics UK Ltd. (NYSE: PHG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Philips Electronics N.V., today announced that Solectron Scotland Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Solectron Corp., has completed the purchase of the Philips Circuit Assemblies (PCA) business in Dunfermline, Scotland. In addition, Solectron Scotland will establish a manufacturing services operation at the former PCA site and provide turnkey services to leading electronic original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
 Ko Nishimura, president and chief executive officer of Solectron Corp., said, "This acquisition continues our strategy of offering electronic manufacturing services globally to major electronic OEMs. We entered the European marketplace a year ago with the establishment of a facility in Bordeaux, France. Our continued expansion is being fueled by the growing need to meet customer manufacturing and delivery needs on a worldwide basis, which is especially strong in Europe. Facilities in Scotland and France will allow Solectron to provide a broader set of regionally focused services in the growing European marketplace."
 Over the past several years Solectron has worked closely with Locate In Scotland, the economic development agency for Scotland, and has received substantial assistance from this agency. In anticipation of continued business strength, this assistance has resulted in Solectron's plan to increase the workforce by as many as 300 people and make other capital investments over the next several years at their Scottish facility.
 Lord Fraser of Carmyle, minister of state at the Scottish Office, commented, "This is marvelous news not only for the Dunfermline and Fife areas, but for the whole of Scotland, demonstrating our undoubted strength in the field of electronics. It reinforces once again the faith placed in Scotland by the international business community as a sound investment when geographic decisions are taken."
 Solectron acquires a 140,000-square-foot, ISO 9002-qualified manufacturing plant with state-of-the-art surface mount printed circuit assembly capability.
 David Pratt has accepted the position of managing director, Solectron Scotland Ltd., and will report to Charles Dickenson, president, Solectron Europe. Pratt was formerly the managing director of Philips Circuit Assemblies.
 Philips Electronics is one of the world's largest electronics companies, with sales of Dfl. 58,527 billion in 1992 and, as per Jan. 1, 1993, 261,100 employees. The activities of the Philips Group, organized in product divisions, are spread throughout the world. Products, systems and services are delivered in the fields of lighting, consumer electronics, small domestic appliances and personal care, music and film, communication systems, medical systems, industrial electronics, components and semiconductors. Its shares are traded on leading stock exchanges, including the New York Exchange, and the stock exchanges in London and Amsterdam.
 Solectron Corp., founded in 1977, provides customized, integrated manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers. The company has operations in Milpitas; Charlotte, N.C.; Everett, Wash.; Penang, Malaysia; Fujisawa, Japan; and Bordeaux, France. In 1991, the company received the coveted Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and has accumulated 52 other quality and service awards from customers such as Apple Computer, Applied Materials, Conner Peripherals, Exabyte, Hewlett- Packard, IBM and SUN Microsystems. Solectron had revenues of $836.2 million in its 1993 fiscal year, concluded Aug. 31, 1993, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
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 /CONTACT: Charles Dickenson of Solectron Europe, 33-56-75-75-01; or David Pratt of Solectron Scotland, 44-383-72-67-20; or Jeff Cox of Solectron, 408-956-6688; or Allan Tull of Philips Electronics U.K. Ltd., 44-71-436-4044; or Mark McMullen, 44-41-248-2700, or Maria Decoulos, 617- 536-3003, both of Locate In Scotland/

CO: Solectron Corp.; Philips Electronics N.V.; Locate In Scotland ST: California IN: CPR SU: TNM

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