Fujitsu Microelectronics Puts Fingerprint on Sanmina-SCI Alliance

3/3/2003 - Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) and Sanmina-SCI Corporation (NASDAQ: SANM), a leading supplier of integrated design and electronics manufacturing solutions (EMS), have established an alliance to co-market products using Fujitsu’s industry-leading fingerprint sensor technology. According to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) announced, the two companies are developing solutions that employ Fujitsu’s biometric fingerprint sensor ICs into multiple applications.

Sanmina-SCI will design and develop system solutions integrating the biometric authentication capability created by Fujitsu’s fingerprint sensor IC silicon and associated matching engine algorithms. Potential applications include physical access, transaction terminals, personal and business computing, automotive, mobile devices, wireless systems, and homeland security applications.

“We are pleased to establish this highly synergistic relationship with Sanmina-SCI, a worldwide leader in electronic manufacturing services and production technologies,” said Doug McArthur, FMA’s Director of Biometric Sensor Product Group. “This alliance ensures customers and prospects for Fujitsu’s biometric sensor technology the best design, development, and manufacturing service as they implement a new level of cost-efficient personal security into new generations of products.”

“Combining FMA’s renowned innovation and Sanmina-SCI’s proven product development and global manufacturing leadership with both companies’ commitment to quality and service makes a terrific recipe for customer success,” said Norm Wheaton, Vice President of System Solutions in Sanmina-SCI’s Global Technology Solutions group. “We’re excited about the solutions this alliance will provide to our OEM customers.”

About Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) leads the industry in innovation. FMA provides high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and services for the networking, communications, automotive, security and other markets throughout North and South America. For product information, visit the company web site at

About Sanmina-SCI Corporation
Sanmina-SCI Corporation is a leading electronics contract manufacturer serving the fastest-growing segments of the $125 billion 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 large OEMs primarily in the communications, defense and aerospace, industrial and medical instrumentation, and computer technology and multimedia sectors of the market. Sanmina-SCI has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information regarding the company is available at

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