Sanmina Wins Prestigious Gold Award From EchoStar For Quality And Excellence In Manufacturing

San Jose, CA—September 30, 2014 –  Sanmina Corporation (NASDAQ GS: SANM), a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company making some of the world’s most complex and innovative multimedia, electronic, optical and mechanical products, today announced that EchoStar Corporation has awarded Sanmina its highest award for supplier quality. EchoStar, a premier global provider of satellite operations and video delivery solutions, honored Sanmina with its Gold Award, given in recognition of Sanmina’s high performance in product quality and manufacturing excellence for products produced in its Kunshan, China facility.

Recipients of the EchoStar Gold Award must meet exceptional standards for quality, delivery, new product introduction and customer support. Winning the EchoStar Gold Award requires several years of sustained excellence in all categories.

“Sanmina and EchoStar have enjoyed a strong and growing partnership for almost 20 years,” said Andy Thompson, Vice President of Operations at EchoStar. “We are proud to recognize Sanmina, not only for outstanding product quality, but also for their leadership in developing and deploying world class quality and manufacturing systems that drive consistent and predictable performance.”

“As one of many suppliers to EchoStar, we are deeply honored to receive the Gold award for quality,” said P.K. Chan, President of Sanmina’s Greater China Operations. “Sanmina is proud to receive an award that recognizes our commitment to the highest standards in manufacturing and product quality.”

Sanmina and EchoStar began working together in 1995 and have produced tens of millions of set top boxes for the European, US, Mexican and Canadian markets. In addition to design and manufacturing, Sanmina also provides a broad range of global logistics services to EchoStar.

Sanmina partners with many of the world’s leading media and electronics companies to bring new home entertainment, personal lifestyle and other products to market. Sanmina provides end-to-end design, technology and supply chain solutions for today’s most innovative products. 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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