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Alta Manufacturing and Alta Via Technologies Partner on Technology Roadmap

Apr 21, 2009

FREMONT, CA � April 2009 � Alta Manufacturing, a leading contract manufacturer specializing in NPI to pilot production of complex PCBs, announces that it has formed a strategic alliance with Alta Via Technologies in an exclusive agreement to develop and implement an innovative technology roadmap that advances the state-of-the-art in the Layout, Fabrication, and Assembly of complex printed circuit boards.

Through the on-site integration of intellectual, design, and manufacturing components, this collaborative technology roadmap takes a unique and comprehensive approach to quality, ensuring optimal outcomes at each stage of the process. Utilizing a combination of new methodology, software and assembly equipment, the roadmap advances the state-of-the-art in quality and traceability in the PCB layout, fabrication, and assembly process.

Coincident with this announcement, and in support of its strategic alliance and integrative methodology, Alta Via announces that it will be relocating its Santa Clara, CA-based PCB layout group into the Alta Manufacturing facility in Fremont, CA. The companies will immediately begin working collaboratively on the development and implementation of the advanced technology roadmap.

Both companies share a long-term commitment to becoming a true industry resource. The companies expect to release additional details over the coming months in a series of announcements.

Alta Manufacturing CEO Craig Arcuri noted, �The opportunity to really integrate layout through fabrication and assembly under one common technology umbrella represents tremendous opportunities to reduce the cycle times across the board, while simultaneously and dramatically increasing the quality and traceability of products.�

Alta Via CEO John Corcoran added, �Effective integration of PCB layout fabrication and assembly is often tried, but rarely achieved. It is not a new thing, but in fact very few companies are able to actually create a true end-to-end integration that is effective. Working with Alta Manufacturing, we expect to succeed with this project and provide a significant benefit to the industry.�

About Alta Manufacturing

Alta Manufacturing was founded in 1998. Since that time it has become a leader in PCBA. Company roots can be traced back to Altatron, which was acquired by Flextronics in 1998. The sole founder, Mr. Lee, put together a team comprised of 20 years experience from Altatron to compete in the highly competitive industry of PCBA. The company remains very competitive in the quickturn PCBA market, specializing in highly complex PCBs while maintaining quality service toward a broad spectrum of technologies. Also, with its sister company in China, Alta Manufacturing can offer customers a solution to high-volume builds. Alta is able to provide superior service to its diverse customer base while enabling them to become market leaders. For more information, visit http://www.altamfg.com.

About Alta Via Technologies

Alta Via Technologies is a premier California-based PCB layout service bureau with offices in Northern and Southern California. The company provides not only design services, but also engineering and signal integrity services. Alta Via's primary concern is its customers. Its comprehensive experience promises quality service for all design needs, no matter how complex. For more information, visit http://www.altaviatech.com.

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