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SOLECTRON OBTAINS ISO 9002 CERTIFICATION; BALDRIGE CRITERIA AND ISO STANDARDS SERVE AS FOUNDATION FOR COMPANY'S QUALITY PROGRAM

 MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Solectron Corp. (NYSE: SLR), one of the nation's largest electronics contract manufacturers, has received ISO 9002 certification from BSI Quality Assurance for its West Coast operations located in Milpitas. This certification reinforces Solectron's commitment to quality excellence and significantly enhances the company's ability to ship products from its Milpitas facility to the European Community.
 Solectron achieved ISO 9002 certification in seven months, compared to the typical certification period of 18 to 24 months (as determined by Solectron benchmarks) experienced by many companies. Solectron, a 1991 winner of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for quality excellence, attributed the speedy certification to its continued dedication to quality.
 "ISO 9002 certification reinforces Solectron's status as a world- class manufacturer," said Rich Allen, Solectron's director of quality assurance. "As with the Baldrige Award criteria, ISO certification enhances our quality program. With the Baldrige and ISO processes providing the foundation for our quality program, we have reduced the need for vendor surveys and have made it easier for us and our customers to do business in the European Community."
 The company plans to achieve certification for its Penang, Malaysia; Charlotte, N.C.; and Bordeaux, France operations in 1993.
 The highly respected BSI Quality Assurance organization, Milton Keynes, England, issued Solectron's certification. Solectron selected BSI to conduct its certification audit based on BSI's long-standing relationship with ISO, reputation for stringent quality standards and worldwide credibility.
 For ISO certification, a company must develop and implement a quality system, document the system, pass an on-site audit and be approved by an accredited board. The company must continue to comply with specific requirements for its level of certification and type of quality system, pass periodic interim audits and be re-certified every three years.
 Solectron Corp., founded in 1977, provides customized, integrated manufacturing services to electronics original equipment manufacturers. In addition to the Baldrige Award, Solectron has accumulated a total of 44 quality and superior service awards from customers such as Apple Computer, Applied Materials, Conner Peripherals, Exabyte, Hewlett- Packard, IBM and Sun Microsystems.
 Solectron recently opened a program office in Japan.
 -0- 1/22/93 /CONTACT: Jeff Cox of Solectron, 408-956-6688; or Mike Peak of Peak Public Relations, 408-446-0407, for Solectron/
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