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Emerson Partners With Sanmina-SCI To Build Solar Power Inverters For Canadian Market

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Partnership Enables Emerson To Fulfill Ontario's Renewable Energy Program Requirements</i> </p>

Monday, April 18, 2011

Emerson Partners With Sanmina-SCI To Build Solar Power Inverters For Canadian Market11:26 EDT Monday, April 18, 2011 OTTAWA, Ontario (Business Wire) -- Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced that it is partnering with Sanmina-SCI (NASDAQ: SANM) to build innovative Emerson solar power inverters at Sanmina-SCI's Ottawa, Ontario, manufacturing facility. This will enable Emerson to fulfill Ontario's requirement that technologies used in renewable energy projects be built in that province. Emerson's reliable, highly flexible inverters convert DC power from photovoltaic arrays into AC power that can be placed directly on the electric grid. The Emerson grid-tie inverters to be built by Sanmina-SCI are designed for utility and large-scale commercial uses. Production of the inverters will begin this year and may also serve solar energy projects throughout North and South America. “Emerson is committed to providing high-quality technologies and services to the renewable energy market in Canada, and we are pleased to expand our capabilities in Ontario through this partnership with Sanmina-SCI,” said Mark Bulanda, president of Emerson's Control Techniques business and leader of Emerson's solar and wind initiatives. “We selected Sanmina-SCI based on the company's proven record for quality and because its decades of experience in manufacturing complex technologies matches our long-term experience in renewable energy innovations.” Sanmina-SCI is a global leader in Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) and supplies mission-critical products for medical, defense and aerospace, telecommunications, clean technology, and other industries. “Solar energy is a strategic initiative for countries worldwide and is an important growth market for Sanmina-SCI,” said Tom Clawson, executive vice president of Sanmina-SCI's Industrial Markets. “Emerson's market leadership in the solar energy industry, combined with our proven expertise in producing complex, large-scale industrial products, will help meet the rapidly growing needs of Ontario's feed-in-tariff alternative energy program.” Emerson and Sanmina-SCI will participate this week in the second Ontario Feed-In Tariff Supply Chain Forum, held in Toronto, April 19-20. The event will bring together key industry players and regulators to discuss issues facing Ontario's wind and solar industries. About Emerson Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion. For more information, visit 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 superior quality and support to OEMs primarily in the communications, defense and aerospace, industrial and semiconductor systems, medical, multimedia, enterprise computing and storage, automotive and clean technology sectors. Sanmina-SCI has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information regarding the company is available at EmersonMike Slatin,