Sanmina Corp was incorporated in Delaware in May 1989. The Company is an integrated electronics manufacturing services, or EMS. It provides these services to equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, in the communications, enterprise computi...ng and storage, multimedia, industrial and semiconductor capital equipment, defense and aerospace, medical, renewable energy and automotive industries The Company’s services consists of product design and engineering, including initial development, detailed design, prototyping, validation, preproduction services and manufacturing design, volume manufacturing of complete systems, components and subassemblies, final system assembly and test, direct order fulfillment and logistics services and after-market product service and support. System components and subassemblies man...ufactured by the Company include printed circuit boards, printed circuit board assemblies, backplanes and backplane assemblies, enclosures, cable assemblies, precision machine components, optical modules and memory modules. Historically, EMS Companies generally manufactured only components or partial assemblies. As the EMS industry has evolved, OEMs have increased their reliance on EMS companies for additional, more complex manufacturing services including design services. Some EMS companies now often manufacture and test complete systems and manage the entire supply chains of their customers. The EMS companies offer end-to-end services including product design and engineering, manufacturing, final system assembly and test, direct order fulfillment, after-market product service and support, and global supply chain management. It manufactures products in 18 countries on five continents. The Company’s objective is to maintain and enhance its leadership position in the EMS industry. It offers OEM customers end-to-end services that span the entire product life cycle. It also provides initial product development and detailed product design and engineering services for products such as communications base stations, optical switches and modules, set top boxes, network switches and routers, computer server and storage products and medical devices. The Company faces competition from other global EMS companies such as Benchmark Electronics, Inc., Celestica, Inc., Flextronics International Ltd., Hon Hai (Foxconn), Jabil Circuits, Inc. and Plexus Corp. The Company is subject to a variety of local, state and federal environmental laws and regulations in the United States, as well as foreign laws and regulations relating to the treatment, storage, use, discharge, emission and disposal of chemicals, solid waste and other hazardous materials used during its manufacturing processes.