SAN JOSE, Calif.—Raytheon Co. recently awarded Sanmina Corporation its Premier Supplier Excellence Award for Sanmina’s outstanding achievements. Raytheon gives the award to suppliers who have demonstrated premier achievement for Raytheon in business management, technology, partnership, or affordability. Only the highest achieving suppliers are awarded this honor, the company said in a press release.

Sanmina’s Costa Mesa, California, facility received Raytheon’s Premier Award for excellence in technology, quality, and delivery performance. The award recognizes Sanmina’s leadership and expertise in the high reliability interconnect technologies required for Raytheon’s mission-critical military and aerospace products. Sanmina’s technology center in Costa Mesa specializes in advanced flex, rigid flex, and printed circuit board technology, memory, printed circuit board assembly, and system integration. The company specializes in the most advanced flex circuits, and printed circuit boards with up to 70 layers and other new technology.

Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, specializes in products for defense, civil government, and cybersecurity.

“We are very proud of this award, and Raytheon’s recognition of our commitment to technical innovation, operations excellence, and customer focus,” said Rich Kampf, president of Sanmina’s Interconnect Systems Division, in a statement. “The Sanmina and Raytheon engineering teams are strong partners in the development of new capabilities and processes that support some of Raytheon’s most advanced products.”

Sanmina ( has 20 design, manufacturing, and technology centers in the U.S., giving customers a complete capability that includes optical, microelectronics, printed circuit boards, enclosures, precision machining, plastics, design, system manufacturing, and configure-to-order services. The company supports original equipment manufacturers, primarily in the communications networks, storage, industrial, defense, medical, automotive, and energy industries.

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