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Suntron Awarded Contract for Real-time Awareness Systems

June 9, 2008

The manufacturer of electronic products has agreed to produce sensor and active-RFID components for Awarepoint's RTLSs.

PHOENIX, AZ /Marketwire/ -- Suntron Corp., a leading provider of integrated electronic manufacturing solutions and computer off-the-shelf (COTS) design solutions with six North American facilities, announced an agreement to manufacture active radio-frequency identification (RFID) systems and asset tracking products for Awarepoint Inc., a leading provider of real-time location asset-tracking systems.

As part of the contract commitment, Suntron will manufacture printed circuit-board assemblies for tags and sensors in its Tijuana, Mexico, facility. Suntron's Tijuana, Mexico facility is a 79,000-sq. ft. facility located minutes from the California border. Suntron's Tijuana operation focuses on high-mix, low-to-medium volume electronic manufacturing services, including quick turn assembly of printed circuit cards, cable and harnesses, wire wrap backplanes, and complete box build.

According to Jason Howe, Chief Executive Officer, "Suntron provided us the flexibility, manufacturing expertise, and proximity to the U.S. border to achieve significant savings, and has the strategic capabilities to rapidly expand their manufacturing capacity to meet our growing demand."

Awarepoint's active-RFID technologies and real-time location systems (RTLSs) include its real-time awareness platform, firmware, RFID tags, sensors, and bridges. Awarepoint's technologies collect raw sensor data and transform it into high-value positioning information that can be used to add location awareness to a variety of healthcare, manufacturing, security, and other applications. Awarepoint is headquartered in San Diego, CA, and serves clients across the U.S. through a national sales and operations workforce.

About Suntron
Suntron Corp. delivers complete manufacturing services and COTS design solutions to support the entire life cycle of highly complex products in the industrial, semiconductor capital equipment, aerospace and defense, networking and telecommunications, and medical market segments. Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Suntron operates six full-service manufacturing facilities and two quick-turn manufacturing facilities in North America. Suntron is involved in product design, engineering services, cable and harness production, printed circuit-card assembly, box build, large-scale and complex system integration, commercial off-the-shelf integration, and testing.

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