Performance Leads Pinnacle Data Systems to Sun's Meritorious Award

10/3/2003 - Pinnacle Data Systems, Inc, (AMEX: PNS) (PDSi) announced that the company has been chosen as recipient of Sun Microsystems, Inc. Meritorious Award for excellent performance in 2003.

"Sun Microsystems' supply model fully integrates suppliers into our business to ensure best-in-class value, quality, leadtime and advanced technology," said Eugene McCabe, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations. "Sun's Supplier Awards recognize a select group of suppliers for outstanding service and commitment to provide a decisive competitive edge for Sun and our customers. We congratulate PDSi for attaining our high performance standards leading to these awards."

PDSi won the award based on the depot repair and logistics services it provides Sun and is the only supplier of these services to win the award for 2003. This is the second time PDSi has received Sun's Meritorious Award. Throughout Sun’s fiscal 2003, its quarterly supplier scorecards for PDSi indicated overall performance ratings exceeding 99.9%, including two 100% quarterly ratings.

PDSi also offers Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) application-specific, custom-developed hardware, software and integrated products that incorporate Sun technologies. As a member of Sun’s iForceSM OEM Technology Partner group, PDSi’s extensive design and engineering services help OEMs deliver products with distinct competitive features and extend the lifecycle of their products incorporating Sun technologies.

“Key to the success of any company is its customers’ recognition of the value it brings to its business relationships. PDSi’s long-running relationship with Sun and this most recent award are clear indicators of the value PDSi offers its customers,” said John D. Bair, Chairman, CEO and President of PDSi. “PDSi is proud to be associated with Sun and looks forward to continuing to provide outstanding technology solutions for Sun and its OEM customers.”

About PDSi
PDSi provides technical services and solutions, encompassing the development and production of embedded (built-in) computer systems and components, and the testing and repair of computer systems, components and peripherals, to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in, among others, the computer, computer peripheral, data storage, digital-imaging, medical diagnostic, process-control, and telecommunications equipment industries. PDSi offers a full range of services to increase product speed to market and engineered product life, and to provide service and support to units in the field through comprehensive product lifecycle management programs encompassing depot repair, advanced exchange, contact center support and end-of-life control. For more information, visit the PDSi Web-site at

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