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Shocking Technologies Certifies Sanmina-SCI

Aug 19, 2010

XStatic™ is the brand name for the family of VSD™ material formulations offered for ESD protection in PCBs and substrates for semiconductor packages.

XStatic™ is the brand name for the family of VSD™ material formulations offered for ESD protection in PCBs and substrates for semiconductor packages.

SAN JOSE, CA - Shocking Technologies Inc., a leading developer of next generation embedded electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection solutions, today certified Sanmina-SCI Corporation (Nasdaq NM: SANM | PowerRating, SANMD), a leading global electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company, to manufacture printed circuit boards (PCBs) with the Shocking Technologies embedded XStatic™ technology. The certification allows Sanmina-SCI to manufacture PCBs that meet the industry-standard electrical, mechanical and reliability specifications in addition to providing superior ESD resistance and lower-system cost.

"We've had a very productive collaboration with Shocking Technologies and we are looking forward to being the first to commercialize this exciting technology," said George Dudnikov, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Sanmina-SCI's PCB and Backplane Divisions. "We've already demonstrated comprehensive ESD resistance in a sensitive memory application using XStatic™ material. Migrating to an embedded ESD protection approach from today's discrete approach means global system protection and significant cost savings."

"Our XStatic material is designed to be highly compatible with standard PCB manufacturing processes which will enable quick adoption," explained Lex Kosowsky, CEO of Shocking Technologies . "This compatibility was demonstrated in our collaboration with Sanmina-SCI and we are pleased to have an industry leader as our first certified PCB supplier. The help and support provided by the Sanmina-SCI team has been key in making Shocking Technologies' solution a reality. Products containing XStatic technology will reach the market in the coming months. We look forward to proliferating the technology to other PCB manufacturers in the very near future."

Shocking Technologies' XStatic technology is based around a patented switchable polymer nano-composite that switches between insulating and conductive states. A thin continuous XStatic layer is contained in the PCB which provides comprehensive protection by shunting ESD-related destructive currents away from the device circuitry all within a nano-second of being pulsed.

About Shocking Technologies, Inc.

Shocking Technologies is a private venture capital backed company located in San Jose, California. Shocking Technologies is focused on development and applications for its Voltage Switchable Dielectric materials in PCB and package substrates for the hand-held, LCD display, memory and other markets. The company has over 45 licensed and pending patents. For more information on Shocking Technologies and its XStatic(TM) material, please see

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 unsurpassed quality and support to OEMs primarily in the communications, defense and aerospace, industrial and medical instrumentation, multimedia, computing and storage, and automotive technology sectors. Sanmina-SCI has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information regarding the company is available at

XStatic™ is a registered trademark of Shocking Technologies, Inc.

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