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Newisys Introduces Best-in-Class Servers Supporting Dual-Core AMD Opteron Processors

Newisys a Sanmina-SCI Company (Nasdaq: SANM) and leading developer of enterprise-class server and storage designs, today announced its Newisys 2100-E and 4300-E Enterprise-Class Servers based on the latest
AMD Opteron(TM) processors, including new
dual-core versions. These
Newisys servers integrate groundbreaking dual-core processor capability with balanced server design to introduce a new level of performance, flexibility and value for the enterprise.

At an event commemorating AMD's second anniversary of the
AMD Opteron processor, Newisys demonstrated its Newisys 4300-E 3U 4-way rack-mount servers running Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors with Direct-Connect Architecture. This technology results in a new type of processor that embeds two processor cores on a single microprocessor, allowing for a significant increase of bandwidth.  "These innovative Newisys Enterprise-Class Servers, combined with Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor technology, are among the most compact and powerful servers on the market," stated Don Johnson, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Computing and Storage Division, Sanmina-SCI. "The Newisys servers offer leading performance for today's 32-bit workloads as well as address
applications that were previously available exclusively through high-priced, proprietary 64-bit RISC servers."

"Newisys is the first in our Validated Server Program to bring
Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor-based servers to the enterprise market where heat and power consumption are of paramount importance," said Ben Williams, Vice President, Commercial and Server/Workstation Business, AMD. "Dual-Core AMD64 technology enables enterprise users to increase their computing capacity without increasing power requirements, providing the best performance-per-watt ratio in the industry."

Newisys 2100-E features two Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors, up to 16 gigabytes of DDR400 memory, and superior systems-management tools for complete OS independence and maximum availability. The Newisys 2100-E is ideal for web or application hosting, high-performance computer clusters, offsite/remote server installations, database workloads and corporate data centers.

Newisys 4300-E provides the performance, availability and manageability required for business-critical workloads. With four Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors, the Newisys 4300-E features up to 64 gigabytes of DDR400 memory, extensive hot-swap PCI-X expansion capability and enterprise RAS features. The Newisys 4300-E is ideal for corporate data centers running large databases, mission-critical enterprise applications, data warehouses, messaging infrastructures, and complex, compute-intensive analytical workloads for engineering, life sciences and financial services disciplines.

Newisys servers are the first enterprise-class servers tested, certified and available via AMD's Validated Server Program (VSP), which offers system builders validated, stable and reliable solutions built on
AMD Opteron processor-based server platforms. The first dual-core units will be available next month.

About Newisys
Newisys, a Sanmina-SCI Company, is a creative technology company significantly impacting the server-computing environment. Newisys is dedicated to designing and delivering enterprise-class server and storage products. Newisys offers a family of robust designs targeted for integration into Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) product offerings. 

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, computer technology, and multimedia sectors. Sanmina-SCI has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world.

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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 2004 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on December 29, 2004 and 10-Q filed on February 10, 2005 with the Securities Exchange Commission.