Sanmina Receives Prestigious Product Innovation Award From Ciena

Sanmina Recognized for Innovation in RF Microelectronics

SAN JOSE, Calif., January 21, 2014 – Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company making some of the world’s most complex and innovative optical, electronic and mechanical products, today announced that Ciena® Corporation, the network specialist, recently honored Sanmina’s Optical, RF and Microelectronics division with their prestigious Product Innovation Award.

This Product Innovation Award was the result of Sanmina’s advanced RF, microelectronics and optical design, new product introduction and manufacturing capabilities. These capabilities enabled Sanmina and Ciena to jointly develop a unique RF microelectronic product solution to bring 100G optical communication systems to market in record time.

“Sanmina’s design expertise in RF/Microwave module technologies, rapid prototyping and manufacturing ramp allowed our combined teams to develop innovative component solutions highly tailored to Ciena system architecture, with differentiated performance compared to other products on the market.”, said Dino DiPerna, Vice President, Research & Development for Transport and Switching, Ciena.

“Receiving Ciena’s Product Innovation Award exemplifies Sanmina’s commitment in providing world class RF, optical and microelectronics solutions to our customers”, said Dave Dutkowsky, Executive Vice President, Communications Networks, Sanmina Corporation. “The combination of Ciena’s product knowledge and Sanmina’s expertise in RF and microelectronics technology, as well as our global manufacturing capability resulted in high quality, cost effective products that have been widely accepted by the marketplace.”

Sanmina’s Optical, RF and Microelectronics division designs, develops and manufactures advanced technology for the Communications, Networking, Medical, Defense and Aerospace and Industrial markets. For more information, go to

About Sanmina Corporation 
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, defense and aerospace, industrial and semiconductor systems, medical, multimedia, computing and storage, automotive and clean technology sectors. Sanmina has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information regarding the company is available at

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