Sanmina Achieves IATF 16949:2016 Certification for Automotive Manufacturing in Chennai India

SAN JOSE, Calif. – November 26, 2019 – Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company that manufactures some of the world’s most complex and innovative electronic, optical and mechanical products, today announced that it has achieved the IATF 16949:2016 certification at its manufacturing facility in Chennai, India. The certification, combined with the facility’s Domestic Tariff Area status in a Hi-Tech Special Economic Zone, enables Sanmina to manufacture and deliver automotive products for both domestic and export markets, without additional customs duty.

India is the fourth-largest automotive market and is growing in recognition worldwide as a key automotive component provider that meets stringent global standards for automotive manufacturing. The IATF 16949:2016 certification ensures that automotive manufacturers have a Quality Management System in place that provides for continuous improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and reduction of waste in the supply chain

“Achieving the IATF 16949:2016 certification reflects our commitment to customer satisfaction and that we are thriving to always meet or exceed their expectations for consistent, high-quality automotive products and services,” said Roger Bailey, VP of the automotive business segment at Sanmina. “The certification, combined with Domestic Tariff Area status, enables us to contribute to India’s growth as part of the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.”

The Sanmina Chennai facility demonstrated that it has a robust Quality Management System with comprehensive programs, tools and processes that ensure customer satisfaction and continuous improvement, in full compliance with automotive market requirements. Key elements include:

  • Documented Program – Plan that includes defined objectives and methods for continuous improvement, defect prevention, customer quality and satisfaction. Also includes evidence of reduction in variation and waste in the supply chain and documented corporate responsibility polices.
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning – Phased gate process that includes risk analysis, ensuring that production can’t move forward to the next part of a production process unless all previous steps have been completed.
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis – Systematic method that identifies potential failures within a product or process so that proactive improvements can be made.
  • Statistical Process Control – Process for obtaining and measuring quality data in real time against pre-determined process controls and customer specification requirements.
  • Measurement Systems Analysis – Evaluation of test methods and measuring instruments to ensure the integrity of data used for analysis.
  • Production Part Approval Process – Method certifying that a finished automotive good fully meets customer engineering design and product specification requirements, prior to shipment.

Sanmina’s Chennai facility is one of the leading technology manufacturing facilities in India and holds key certifications for automotive, medical, aerospace, telecommunications and industrial manufacturing, including IATF 16949, ISO 13485, TL 9000 and EN/AS 9100. Last year, Sanmina became the first tier 1 Electronic Manufacturing Services provider to achieve FDA registration in India. The site was also granted Domestic Tariff Area status in the region, enabling it to support the ‘Make in India’ initiative, a government program encouraging the manufacturing of more products in India.

About Sanmina
Sanmina Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading integrated manufacturing solutions provider serving the fastest growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to Original Equipment Manufacturers primarily in the communications networks, storage, industrial, defense, medical, automotive and energy industries. Sanmina has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information about the company is available at www.sanmina.com.

Sanmina 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 principal customers, the ability of Sanmina 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 our Company’s Annual and quarterly reports filed with the Securities Exchange Commission.

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Viking Enterprise Solutions Breaks the Barrier with New NVMe Enterprise Storage Solution for Ultra-High Performance Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif. – November 18, 2019 – Viking Enterprise Solutions, a product division of Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), today announced the groundbreaking NSS2249 and is showcasing the new enterprise storage solution during SC19 at booth #881. NSS2249 is one of the first NVMe storage solutions of its kind, doubling throughput and bandwidth for enterprise applications that demand the highest levels of performance such as storage for edge computing, high-frequency trading, caching, database transaction processing, tiered storage and supercomputing storage applications.

The robust design of NSS2249 includes the latest generation of AMD EPYC™ CPU technology, the newest NVMe drives based on the PCIe 4.0 specification and is configurable to support up to two CPU server modules that provide unmatched storage system performance. The architecture takes advantage of 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes from AMD EPYC’s CPU to directly connect 24 drives, driving down cost and latency.

The NSS2249 alleviates job pipeline congestion, a common limitation caused by I/O bottlenecks in many high-performance applications such as edge computing storage, analytics, machine learning, AI, OLTP transactional databases, high-frequency trading, as well as modeling, simulation and other HPC use cases and scientific research.

“NSS2249 is one of the first enterprise storage solutions available that brings together next generation AMD EPYC™ CPU and NVMe drives that support the new PCIe 4.0 specification, providing an underlying architecture capable of surpassing typical industry performance seen up until now.” said Tom Coughlin, founder and digital storage analyst at Coughlin Associates. “By capitalizing on the latest technology and developing such a robust offering, Viking Enterprise Solutions is an early mover that continues to offer leading-edge solutions to the enterprise storage market.”

Advantages of NSS2249 include:

  • Unprecedented performance. Independent customer and partner testing has resulted in up to 80 GB/s (reads), 60GB/s (writes) and 3 million IOPs in a single 2RU system.
  • Unmatched NVMe storage density and capacity. Provides between 41.6 TB (1.6 TB SSD) to 734 TB (30.6 TB SSD) of raw capacity in a modest 2U form factor. One unit houses 24 of the new NVMe PCIe 4.0 drives and provides the flexibility to support up to two CPU server modules for a performance increase of up to 200 percent, compared to PCIe v3.0 NVMe drive-based platforms.
  • Incredible bandwidth. Each AMD chip supports 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes per CPU, providing tremendous bandwidth without the complexity or added expense of additional components for switching infrastructure.
  • Balanced system architecture for non-blocking performance. Provides 96 PCIe 4.0 lanes to the NVMe drives and 96 PCIe 4.0 lanes for network expansion, based on dual server configuration.
  • High availability and robust enterprise-grade platform. Dual-ported and hot-swappable NVMe drives and a fully redundant architecture.
  • Most cost effective platform at the highest performance. New design does not require the additional switching infrastructure of previous solutions, dramatically reducing cost while providing the highest level of performance.

“The unmatched performance, capacity and density of this new system makes it a compelling platform to power data-driven workloads, not only for cloud service providers but also enterprises looking for the latest solutions for their high-performance data analysis stacks, AI and HPC use cases,” said Dan Liddle, VP of Marketing at Viking Enterprise Solutions. “Adding AMD CPU technology to our solutions puts them in the company of other high caliber leaders, enabling us to continuously innovate and provide the most advanced storage solutions to support our customer’s rapid growth and ongoing digital transformation.”

The NSS2249 is sampling now and will be generally available in the first quarter of calendar year 2020.

For more information, please email info@vikingenterprise.com.

 

About Viking Enterprise Solutions

Viking Enterprise Solutions, a product division of Sanmina Corporation, provides advanced data center products including solid-state memory and disk-based storage server appliances, JBOD storage systems and other products for a variety of data center and storage applications. Viking Enterprise Solutions award winning products are tailored for integration into OEM, System Integrator and data center products, reducing development and operating costs while improving time-to-market. More information is available at www.vikingenterprisesolutions.com.

 

About Sanmina

Sanmina Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading integrated manufacturing solutions provider serving the fastest growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) primarily in the communications networks, storage, industrial, defense, medical, automotive and energy industries. Sanmina has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information about the company is available at www.sanmina.com.

 

Sanmina 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 principal customers, the ability of Sanmina 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 our Company’s Annual and quarterly reports filed with the Securities Exchange Commission.

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Viking Enterprise Solutions, Division of Sanmina
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Sanmina Wins Two ELCINA Awards for Business and Quality Excellence at its Manufacturing Facility in Chennai India

SAN JOSE, Calif. – October 31, 2019 – Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company that makes some of the world’s most complex and innovative electronic, optical and mechanical products, today announced that it has won two awards from the Electronics Industries Association of India (ELCINA) for 2018 – 19. Sanmina’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chennai, India earned the prestigious honors in the areas of Business Excellence and Quality Excellence.

The awards were presented to Sanmina executives by Mr. Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary of the Ministry of Electronics and IT, Government of India, at a ceremony that took place in Delhi, India.

The oldest and largest association representing the electronics manufacturing industry in India, ELCINA was the first organization in the country to institute awards for excellence in electronics in 1976. Today, the awards are highly regarded in industry circles, recognizing the outstanding achievements of electronics/IT manufacturing and service companies that have a manufacturing base in India. The panel of judges includes experts from government, institutions and industries that support the electronics industry.

“Sanmina India is committed to designing and manufacturing the most advanced electronics products,” said Elan Chelian, managing director and VP of Sanmina’s Chennai facility. “Receiving two ELCINA awards from such an esteemed organization validates our commitment to maintaining the highest level of quality standards and producing innovative products that contribute to the best possible business outcomes for our customers.”

Sanmina’s Chennai facility is one of the leading technology manufacturing facilities in India and holds key certifications for automotive, medical, aerospace, telecommunications and industrial manufacturing, including IATF 16949, ISO 13485, TL 9000 and EN/AS 9100. Last year, Sanmina became the first tier 1 EMS (Electronic Manufacturing Services) provider to achieve FDA registration in India. The site was also granted Domestic Tariff Area (DTA) status in the region, enabling it to support the “Make in India” initiative, a government program encouraging the manufacturing of more products in India.

 

About Sanmina

Sanmina Corporation is a leading integrated manufacturing solutions provider serving the fastest growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) primarily in the communications networks, storage, industrial, defense, medical, automotive and energy industries. Sanmina has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information about the company is available at www.sanmina.com.

Sanmina 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 principal customers, the ability of Sanmina 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 our Company’s Annual and quarterly reports filed with the Securities Exchange Commission.

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Kurt Adzema Joins Sanmina As Chief Financial Officer

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sanmina Corporation (“Sanmina” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SANM), a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company, today announced Kurt Adzema has joined the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Adzema succeeds David Anderson, who previously announced in January 2019 his plan to retire. Mr. Anderson will help facilitate a smooth transition and will remain as an advisor to Sanmina’s Executive Chairman through March 27, 2020.

Mr. Adzema brings over 20 years of experience in financial leadership roles with an extensive background in corporate development, strategic planning, financial analysis, investment banking and investor relations. Most recently, he served as Chief Financial Officer of publicly traded Finisar, a leading supplier and vertically integrated manufacturer of optical communications products. Prior to Finisar, he held various positions at SVB Alliant, Montgomery Securities/Banc of America Securities, and Smith Barney. Mr. Adzema holds a BA in Mathematics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

“I look forward to working with Kurt. His extensive financial experience and strong leadership skills make him a great addition to our team. He will be a tremendous asset in the execution of our long-term strategy and disciplined approach to profitable growth, operational efficiencies, cash generation and capital allocation. I thank David for his support during my transition into Sanmina,” said Hartmut Liebel, Chief Executive Officer.

“The Board of Directors and I are confident of a smooth transition and are excited to have Kurt lead our financial initiatives into the future. We thank David for his continued support and significant contributions during the course of his 17 year career at Sanmina,” said Jure Sola, Executive Chairman.

“I am impressed by Sanmina’s breadth and depth of technology experience as well as its focus on sustainable profitable growth and commitment to drive shareholder value,” said Mr. Adzema. “I look forward to working with the entire Sanmina team as we execute on our strategy of delivering consistent and predictable operational and financial results.”

About Sanmina
Sanmina Corporation a Fortune 500 company, is a leading integrated manufacturing solutions provider serving the fastest growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) primarily in the communications networks, cloud solutions, industrial, defense, medical and automotive. Sanmina has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information about the Company is available at www.sanmina.com.

 

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Hartmut Liebel to Become Chief Executive Officer

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sanmina Corporation (“Sanmina” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SANM), a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company, today announced the Board of Directors has voted to appoint Hartmut Liebel as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 30, 2019.   Mr. Liebel will succeed Michael Clarke who will remain in an advisory capacity through a transition period.

“Hartmut joined Sanmina in July and has quickly demonstrated his leadership and breadth of business experience which are critical to lead Sanmina.  He is a proven business leader with a distinguished track record successfully driving profitable growth through a focus on customer service and satisfaction, innovation, operational execution, people development, and delivering value to shareholders,” stated Jure Sola, Executive Chairman.

“Since joining Sanmina I have had the pleasure to meet with many of the different organizations and operations, and I am very impressed with the leadership team, technology capabilities, quality and operating systems.  Sanmina has the most talented people and group of leaders in our industry. Together, we will capture the next wave of profitable growth for Sanmina by remaining laser-focused on serving our customers through strong operational execution, creating significant value for our shareholders through strong free cash flow generation and providing the best career experiences for our people,” stated Hartmut Liebel.

Prior to joining Sanmina in July as President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Liebel served as President and Chief Executive Officer of iQor.  Mr. Liebel’s portfolio of technology and financial industry experience also includes over ten years at Jabil Inc. in various leadership positions including Chief Executive Officer of Aftermarket Services; Director, Business Development at Artesyn Technologies; Assistant Treasurer at WR Grace; and Vice President, Currency and Derivatives at Continental Bank.

“On behalf of the Board, I thank Michael for stepping in as CEO and appreciate the insight and support he has given the team over the past year. Michael will assist us going forward in an advisory capacity to ensure a smooth transition,” stated Mr. Sola.

“Sanmina is truly an exceptional company and it has been a pleasure working with the Sanmina team over the past year. I am confident that with Hartmut’s extensive background in the EMS industry coupled with Jure’s continued involvement in the strategic direction of the Company, Sanmina will continue to thrive,” stated Michael Clarke.

 

About Sanmina
Sanmina Corporation is a leading integrated manufacturing solutions provider serving the fastest growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) primarily in the communications networks, cloud solutions, industrial, defense, medical and automotive. Sanmina has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information about the Company is available at www.sanmina.com.

 

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Krish Prabhu Joins Sanmina’s Board of Directors

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sanmina Corporation (“Sanmina” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SANM), a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company, today announced the appointment of Krish Prabhu to the Company’s Board of Directors. Prabhu is a seasoned telecommunications executive and technology leader.

Prabhu is currently an independent technology consultant and advisor to technology start-ups.  Most recently, Prabhu was Chief Technology Officer and President of AT&T Labs.  During Prabhu’s tenure there, he was responsible for the company’s global technology direction, including network innovation, product development and research, the intellectual property organization and the global supply chain organization.  Prior to this, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tellabs, a networking technology company.  In addition, Prabhu was a venture partner at Morganhaler Ventures where he was involved with the funding and development of startup companies specializing in networking hardware and software.  Earlier in his career, he held various leadership positions at Alcatel, an international telecom company, including Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer of Alcatel USA, Executive Vice President and as Chief Technology Officer of US operations.

Prabhu obtained his Masters of Science in physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India and his MS and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

“With over 30 years of industry experience and senior leadership roles at global public corporations, Krish brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Sanmina’s Board.  I’ve known Krish for a number of years as a customer and have always respected his business ethics, acumen and insight. I am very pleased to have Krish join our Board and I look forward to his contributions to the Company in the years ahead,” stated Jure Sola, Executive Chairman of the Board.

 

About Sanmina
Sanmina Corporation is a leading integrated manufacturing solutions provider serving the fastest growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) primarily in the communications networks, cloud solutions, industrial, defense, medical and automotive. Sanmina has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information about the Company is available at www.sanmina.com.

 

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42Q Achieves ‘Built for NetSuite’ Status

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — August 27, 201942Q, a leading provider of cloud manufacturing solutions, announced today that its cloud-based manufacturing execution system (MES) has achieved ‘Built for NetSuite’ status. Built using the Oracle NetSuite SuiteCloud Computing platform, the new SuiteApp allows customers to enhance factory operations, achieve real-time visibility into factory activity and improve compliance.

Built for NetSuite is a program for NetSuite SuiteCloud Developer Network (SDN) partners that provides them with the information, resources and methodology required to help them verify that their applications and integrations meet NetSuite standards and best practices. The Built for NetSuite program is designed to give NetSuite customers additional confidence that SuiteApps have been built to meet these standards.

With the new SuiteApp, NetSuite customers can benefit from:

  • Faster deployment: Users can simply install the 42Q SuiteApp, configure the 42Q MES platform according to their production environment, and quickly gain access to factory floor data, end-user analytics and reporting in as little as six weeks.
  • Integrated reporting: Information on sales and work orders from NetSuite are integrated with critical manufacturing information, such as bill of materials data, configuration parameters and quantities to enable seamless operations on the factory floor. In addition, performance data can be tracked at key stages of production within the MES platform and immediately shared back to NetSuite to help customers improve operational efficiency.
  • Global factory and supply chain visibility: Enables manufacturing executives to stay updated on the status of work in progress levels and other key metrics by remotely connecting to a ‘digital twin’ of a factory floor. Pre-programmed alerts can also prompt operations teams about changing conditions in real time. In addition, visibility can be extended across the global supply chain through real-time status updates from third-party suppliers that are also using the 42Q MES platform.
  • Improved production and compliance: All equipment, materials and worker activities can be scanned via bar code and loaded directly into the MES cloud platform to control processes and help eliminate errors at each stage of the production process. In addition, a comprehensive historical record of all operator actions, test data, in-process data, and component data is stored and accessible via the cloud to ensure quality and regulatory compliance.

“To remain competitive, business decisions need to be made faster today than ever before,” said Rajeev Gollarahalli, chief business officer, 42Q. “With this new SuiteApp, we are giving our customers real-time visibility into production metrics for manufacturing facilities worldwide. This will help our customers improve decision making and increase the efficiency of their operations.”

42Q operates between an ERP system and manufacturing equipment in a factory, enabling simpler and cost-effective implementations of smart factories. To date, 42Q has connected more than 25,000 manufacturing devices and 60 factories globally for improved visibility, efficiency and quality.

“Agility is a critical success factor for organizations globally and this is especially true in industries like manufacturing where it’s a must to have a complete view of factory operations,” said Guido Haarmans, VP, SuiteCloud Developer Network and Partner Programs, Oracle NetSuite. “With solutions like 42Q’s SuiteApp, manufacturers will be able to improve and simplify complex manufacturing processes.”

For information about Built for NetSuite SuiteApps, please visit www.netsuite/BuiltforNetSuite. For more information about the integration solution, please visit www.suiteapp.com.

About SuiteCloud

Oracle NetSuite’s SuiteCloud is a comprehensive offering of cloud-based products, development tools and services designed to help customers and commercial software developers take advantage of the significant economic benefits of cloud computing. Based on NetSuite, the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, SuiteCloud enables customers to run their core business operations in the cloud, and software developers to target new markets quickly with newly-created mission-critical applications built on top of mature and proven business processes.

The SuiteCloud Developer Network (SDN) is a comprehensive developer program for independent software vendors (ISVs) who build apps for SuiteCloud. All available SuiteApps are listed on SuiteApp.com, a single-source online marketplace where NetSuite customers can find applications to meet specific business process or industry-specific needs. For more information on SuiteCloud and the SDN program, please visit http://www.netsuite.com/developers

About 42Q
More than 70 factories worldwide have switched to 42Q, surpassing traditional boundaries of automation, engineering, operations and IT. 42Q’s scalable solution allows organization to deploy the system immediately as well as eliminate the lengthy infrastructure acquisition and configuration process.

42Q’s cloud MES system delivers proven results, comprised of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and existing manufacturing equipment in factories. 42Q enables manufacturing organizations to implement key components of a smart factory and Industry 4.0 in an easy-to-use and cost-effective manner. For more information, please visit https://www.42-q.com/.

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Media Contact

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Lumina Communications for 42Q

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Email: 42Q@luminapr.com

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Viking Enterprise Solutions Wins Third Consecutive “Best of Show Innovation Award” at Flash Memory Summit 2019

SAN JOSE, Calif. – August 22, 2019 – Viking Enterprise Solutions, a product division of Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), today announced that it has won the Best of Show Innovation Award at the 2019 Flash Memory Summit for the Most Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Business Application. Viking Enterprise Solutions demonstrated an NVMe-oF Kubernetes Composable Infrastructure Solution that earned the division its first win under the new brand and its first solo win without the involvement of partners, beating out a record number of award submissions this year. It also marked the third consecutive year that Viking Enterprise Solutions has won a Best of Show Innovation Award for designing high-performing flash solutions that address critical pain points for the storage industry.

NVMe-oF-Kubernetes Composable Infrastructure Solution

While Viking Enterprise Solutions earned awards in 2017 and 2018 for its state-of-the-art NVMe and NVME-oF platforms respectively, this year’s win was earned for demonstrating a scalable, disaggregated Kubernetes cluster application that operates on its NVME-oF platform. Kubernetes is an open source and container orchestration system for automating application deployment, scaling and management. The control plane and orchestration are completely API-driven, while coordination of NVMe-oF drives to specific nodes that run applications is intelligent and completely reconfigurable. The overall solution allows scaling in the compute, memory and storage dimensions to optimize cost effectiveness. Automated reconfiguration of component failures also ensures the availability of applications.

“The marketplace is demanding scalable solutions that can leverage a disaggregated IT infrastructure and integrate container technology for higher levels of performance and efficiency,” said Jay Kramer, chairman of the awards program and president of Network Storage Advisors. Inc. “We are proud to recognize Viking Enterprise Solutions for demonstrating the next generation of composable infrastructure that enables scaling of compute, memory and storage independently, along with a Kubernetes container environment to optimize cost and accelerate performance with an NVMe-oF storage solution.”

“After having rebranded the business in November 2018, we are very pleased to have won this solo Best of Show Innovation Award for NVMe and NVMe-oF platforms,” said Dan Liddle, vice president of Marketing at Viking Enterprise Solutions. “The fact that it’s a three-peat is exciting for us and reinforces to the market the leading-edge nature and breadth of our solutions that are deployable today.”

In addition to leading the market with ultra high capacity and high-end flash systems, Viking Enterprise Solutions has a long history of providing storage and storage serving platforms to hyperscale and enterprise data centers worldwide. The organization offers a wide range of high capacity, high density storage and storage serving systems for cold and primary storage applications, using both HDD spinning disks as well as flash storage media.

For more information, please contact Viking Enterprise Solutions at info@vikingenterprise.com.

 

About Flash Memory Summit

Flash Memory Summit, produced by Conference ConCepts, showcases the mainstream applications, key technologies and leading vendors that are driving the multi-billion dollar nonvolatile memory and SSD markets. Now in its 13th year, FMS is the world’s largest event featuring the trends, innovations and influencers driving the adoption of flash memory in embedded systems. @FlashMem, #FlashMemorySummit2019, #FlashMemorySummitBestofShowAwardWinner.

About Viking Enterprise Solutions

Viking Enterprise Solutions, a product division of Sanmina Corporation, provides advanced data center products including solid-state memory and disk-based storage server appliances, JBOD storage systems and other products for a variety of data center and storage applications. Viking Enterprise Solutions award winning products are tailored for integration into OEM, System Integrator and data center products, reducing development and operating costs while improving time-to-market. More information is available at www.vikingenterprisesolutions.com.

About Sanmina

Sanmina Corporation is a leading integrated manufacturing solutions provider serving the fastest growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) primarily in the communications networks, storage, industrial, defense, medical, automotive and energy industries. Sanmina has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information about the company is available at www.sanmina.com.

Sanmina 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 principal customers, the ability of Sanmina 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 our Company’s Annual and quarterly reports filed with the Securities Exchange Commission.

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42Q Named Recipient of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 2019

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — August 13, 2019 — 42Q, a leading provider of cloud manufacturing solutions, today announced that it has been named by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as a recipient of the 2019 SDCE 100 Award. The publication identified 42Q as one the best in its field based on its innovative and efficient approach for streamlining manufacturing operations in the cloud.

42Q’s complete cloud-based manufacturing execution system (MES) platform is designed to quickly replace manual or paper-based processes and point solutions that can slow production and cause data discrepancies. Manufacturers use 42Q to enable real-time visibility, improve process control, ensure component traceability and provide data security across their global manufacturing programs.

In its winning case study, a high-volume industrial-equipment systems company was able to transform its factory using 42Q. It was essential for the company that the system ensured smooth day-to-day operations and enforced complex routing processes during production. After connecting more than 100 manufacturing machines in the cloud with 42Q, the company was able to more effectively manage its operations with instant access to data that improved visibility and enabled more informed decision-making in real time.

“We are honored to be included in the prestigious, annual SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects list,” said Rajeev Gollarahalli, chief business officer at 42Q. “As manufacturing organizations continue to adopt new technologies, recognition from Supply & Demand Chain Executive further illustrates our commitment to helping manufacturing organizations reduce costs, improve visibility and streamline production.”

The SDCE 100 is an annual list of 100 top supply chain projects. These projects can serve as a map for supply chain executives who are looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations. Additionally, the SDCE 100 shows how supply chain solutions and service providers help their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence and prepare their supply chains for success.

42Q delivers a comprehensive and proven cloud-based MES that operates between an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and the manufacturing equipment in a factory, enabling simpler and more cost-effective implementation of a smart factory and Industry 4.0 initiatives. For more information, please visit https://www.42-q.com/.

About 42Q

More than 70 factories worldwide have switched to 42Q, surpassing traditional boundaries of automation, engineering, operations and IT. 42Q’s scalable solution allows organization to deploy the system immediately as well as eliminate the lengthy infrastructure acquisition and configuration process.

42Q’s cloud MES system delivers proven results, comprised of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and existing manufacturing equipment in factories. 42Q enables manufacturing organizations to implement key components of a smart factory and Industry 4.0 in an easy-to-use and cost-effective manner. For more information, please visit https://www.42-q.com/.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Visit us on the web at www.SDCExec.com.

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Viking Enterprise Solutions to Lead Six Event Activities at Flash Memory Summit 2019

SAN JOSE, Calif. – August 5, 2019 – Viking Enterprise Solutions, a product division of Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), today announced that it will have a significant presence at the upcoming Flash Memory Summit, August 6-8 in Santa Clara, California. Thought leaders from the organization have been invited to lead three sessions on topics that cover optimizing HCI for NVMe-based flash storage platforms, leveraging distributed key-value stores for performance and scalability on flash media and winning marketing strategies for enterprise flash storage. In addition, experts from the organization will lead two “Chat with the Experts” sessions and a “Pitch Party” theater presentation on the topics of HCI and NVME-over-Fabric.

At booth #834, Viking Enterprise solutions will conduct two live demonstrations, including an HCI solution that dramatically improves performance and reduces latency. The second demonstration will highlight its previously announced Obsidian Storage Appliance products that provide robust Software Defined Storage (SDS) and Distributed RAID solutions.

Six Event Activities Led by Viking Enterprise Solutions Experts

Viking Enterprise Solutions leaders will lead three main sessions that include:

    • Optimizing Hyper-Converged Infrastructures for NVMe-Based Flash Storage, Hyperconverged Infrastructure Applications Track, HYPER-201B-1, August 7, 9:45 a.m. The optimal choice for hyper-converged infrastructure has changed as NVMe and NVMe-oF become the most common flash storage connections. The new generation of HCI software stacks has proven well-suited for this unprecedented scale, density, and diversity of workloads, putting pressure on resources and forcing infrastructure designers to consider new approaches which add to system cost and complexity. In this session, Richard Elling, principal architect at Viking Enterprise Solutions, will address optimizing HCI with NVMe for various application areas, such as analytics, AI/ML, IoT, database searches, transactions processing or video and image processing.
    • Leveraging Distributed Key-Value Stores for Performance and Scalability on Flash Media, Key Value Store and Linux Technology Software Track, SOFT-202-1, August 7, 3:20 p.m. Richard Elling, principal architect at Viking Enterprise Solutions, will evaluate the impact of three configurations using different types of flash media and persistent memory for the Key Value store on the transaction latency and analyze the resulting scale characteristics.
    • CMO Panel: Flash Will be Everywhere but the Customer Still Rules, Business/Marketing Track, 202-A-1, August 7, 3:20 p.m. Marketing enterprise flash storage is difficult due to the fast-changing and complex nature of the technology. Daniel Liddle, vice president of Marketing at Viking Enterprise Solutions and peer industry marketing executives will discuss their most effective, winning strategies.

Experts from Viking Enterprise Solutions will also lead the three following activities:

    • Hyper Converged Infrastructure “Chat with the Experts” table, August 6, 7:30 p.m. A Viking Enterprise Solutions expert will be available to participate in one-on-one discussions about HCI with attendees.
    • NVMe-over-Fabric (NVMeoF) “Chat with the Experts” table, August 6, 7:30 p.m. A Viking Enterprise Solutions expert will be available to participate in one-on-one discussions about the latest developments in NVMeoF with attendees.
    • Flash Memory Summit “Pitch Party” FMS Theater presentation, August 7, 3:30 p.m. This session will cover methods for optimizing HCI, along with additional use-case details.

 

About Viking Enterprise Solutions

Viking Enterprise Solutions, a product division of Sanmina Corporation, provides advanced data center products including solid-state memory and disk-based storage server appliances, JBOD storage systems and other products for a variety of data center and storage applications. Viking Enterprise Solutions award winning products are tailored for integration into OEM, System Integrator and data center products, reducing development and operating costs while improving time-to-market. More information is available at www.vikingenterprisesolutions.com.

About Sanmina

Sanmina Corporation is a leading integrated manufacturing solutions provider serving the fastest growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) primarily in the communications networks, storage, industrial, defense, medical, automotive and energy industries. Sanmina has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information about the company is available at www.sanmina.com.

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Media Contact

Dan Liddle
Vice President of Marketing
Viking Enterprise Solutions, Division of Sanmina
Phone: (408) 964-3993


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