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Sanmina-SCI to Make TrueNorth Equipment

By Tish Drake | December 8, 2011
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Sanmina-SCI Corp., based in San Jose, Calif., will manufacture TrueNorth Avionics' Simphone in-cabin telecommunications equipment for business aircraft at its Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, facility, the companies announced Thursday.

"We are very impressed with Sanmina-SCI's depth of domain expertise in communications network products, wireless and product integration, plus its many years of experience serving the aerospace industry. Our customers are the world's leading aviation companies and the products must meet incredibly high standards for reliability and safety. Sanmina-SCI has an outstanding reputation for quality and provides the level of manufacturing excellence we are looking for," said Mark van Berkel, President and CEO of TrueNorth.

"Our Ottawa facility has achieved the latest certifications for quality and manufacturing excellence required for highly complex products like Simphone's OpenCabin systems," said Dave Dutkowsky, executive vice president of Sanmina-SCI's Communications Networks Division. "This partnership also highlights our design engineering, NPI and product industrialization capabilities, which will help TrueNorth rapidly introduce new products and quickly deliver high reliability products."

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