Sanmina - SCI Wins Parata Systems Manufacturing Contract

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Sanmina-SCI's Regional Manufacturing and Highly Technical Experience Well Suited to Parata's Next-Generation Pharmacy Automation Products

Sanmina-SCI Corporation (Nasdaq NM: SANM), a leading global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) company, and Parata Systems, today announced that Sanmina-SCI has been awarded a manufacturing services agreement for production of Parata's recently released, next-generation pharmacy automation solutions: Parata™ Max® and Parata™ Mini®.

"We are pleased that Parata has selected Sanmina-SCI as a strategic manufacturing partner," said Gelston Howell, Senior Vice President of Sanmina-SCI's Medical Division. "We look forward to working with Parata and enabling them to take advantage of our robust supply chain while leveraging our medical manufacturing capabilities in the Research Triangle Park area."

"Parata was intentional about locating manufacturing for its latest innovations in the Durham, North Carolina, region because of the obvious value of proximity as we roll out our next-generation technologies, as well as our commitment to the region's high-quality workforce," said David Thoma, Vice President of Manufacturing and Operations, Parata Systems. "We selected Sanmina-SCI for its unparalleled experience with high-volume, highly technical manufacturing expertise, among other considerations."

Parata Max is the retail pharmacy industry's first and only next-generation dispensing automation. Parata Max automates key steps in prescription dispensing, including selecting and labeling a vial, counting pills, capping and sorting finished prescriptions by patient last name. As the next generation to flagship Parata RDS, Max retains and improves on high speed and high accuracy, while introducing improved capacity and ease-to-use to support once-daily maintenance. Parata Mini automates counting for a pharmacy's top 49 movers, typically about 30 percent of a store's total prescription volume, with high-speed, high-accuracy counting.

Sanmina-SCI's Medical Division leverages more than 20 years of experience with the largest global network of FDA-registered, ISO 13485:2003 compliant medial design and manufacturing facilities in the EMS industry. The Medical Division offers medical Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) complete end-to-end manufacturing services from engineering and manufacturing to logistics and repair/returns management, specializing in a full range of medical products, from small and medium-sized medical devices, such as blood pressure monitors and prostate therapy systems to large equipment that includes CT scanners and ultrasound systems.

About Sanmina-SCI
Sanmina-SCI Corporation is a leading electronics contract manufacturer serving the fastest-growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina-SCI provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering unsurpassed quality and support to OEMs primarily in the communications, defense and aerospace, industrial and medical instrumentation, multimedia, enterprise computing and storage, and automotive technology sectors. Sanmina-SCI has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information regarding the company is available at

About Parata Systems
Durham, N.C.-based Parata Systems, LLC, was founded in 2001 to offer industry-leading technology that improves consumers' safety and convenience at key touch points in the circle of pharmacy care: fill, serve and adhere. Parata's current solutions include: Parata Max and Parata Mini, to improve the speed and accuracy of dispensing at retail pharmacies; Parata APM® to expand convenience, safety and privacy via self-service prescription pick up; and onePAC™ packaging, which improves patient safety by promoting adherence with easy-to-use, customized, convenience packaging for medications. To learn more call, click or visit Parata Systems,,, 1-888-PARATA1 (727-2821).

Sanmina-SCI Safe Harbor Statement
The foregoing, including the discussion regarding the Company's future prospects, contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including uncertainties associated with economic conditions in the electronics industry, particularly in the principal industry sectors served by the Company, changes in customer requirements and in the volume of sales to principal customers, the ability of Sanmina-SCI to effectively assimilate acquired businesses and achieve the anticipated benefits of its acquisitions, and competition and technological change. The Company's actual results of operations may differ significantly from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements as a result of these and other factors, including factors set forth in the Company's fiscal year 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on November 28, 2007 and the other reports, including quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K, that the Company files with the Securities Exchange Commission.

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