SMTC Corporation Schedules Third Quarter Results



    TORONTO, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - SMTC Corporation (Nasdaq:   SMTX) (TSX: SMX), a
global electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, has scheduled its
third quarter results teleconference.
    The teleconference will be held on November 6, 2008 at 8:30 a.m. EST. 
Those wishing to listen to the teleconference should access the webcast at the
investor relations section of SMTC's website www.smtc.com. A rebroadcast of
the webcast will be available on SMTC's website following the teleconference. 
    Participants should ensure that they have a current version of Microsoft
Windows Media Player before accessing the webcast.
    Members of the investment community wishing to ask questions during the
teleconference may access the teleconference by dialing 416-644-3420 or
1-800-590-1508 ten minutes prior to the scheduled start time. A rebroadcast
will be available following the teleconference by dialing 416-640-1917 or
1-877-289-8525 pass code 21285824 followed by the pound key.

    About SMTC Corporation: SMTC Corporation, founded in 1985, is a mid-size
provider of end-to-end electronics manufacturing services (EMS) including PCBA
production, systems integration and comprehensive testing services, enclosure
fabrication, as well as product design, sustaining engineering and supply
chain management services. SMTC facilities span a broad footprint in the
United States, Canada, and Mexico, and a partnering relationship in China,
with over 1,300 full time employees. SMTC services extend over the entire
electronic product life cycle from the development and introduction of new
products through to the growth, maturity and end-of-life phases. SMTC offers
fully integrated contract manufacturing services with a distinctive approach
to global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and emerging technology
companies primarily within industrial, computing and communication market
segments.
    SMTC is a public company incorporated in Delaware with its shares traded
on the Nasdaq National Market System under the symbol SMTX and on the Toronto
Stock Exchange under the symbol SMX. For further information on SMTC
Corporation, please visit our website at www.smtc.com (http://www.smtc.com/)

    Note for Investors: The statements contained in this release that are not
purely historical are forward-looking statements which involve risk and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
expressed in the forward-looking statements. These statements may be
identified by their use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes",
"expect", "may", "should", "would", "will", "intends", "plans", "estimates",
"anticipates" and similar words, and include, but are not limited to,
statements regarding the expectations, intentions or strategies of SMTC
Corporation. For these statements, we claim the protection of the safe harbor
for forward-looking statements provisions contained in the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Risks and uncertainties that may cause future
results to differ from forward-looking statements include the challenges of
managing quickly expanding operations and integrating acquired companies,
fluctuations in demand for customers' products and changes in customers'
product sources, competition in the EMS industry, component shortages, and
others discussed in the Company's most recent filings with securities
regulators in the United States and Canada. The forward-looking statements
contained in this release are made as of the date hereof and the Company
assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update
the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those projected in
the forward-looking statements.





For further information:

For further information: Jane Todd, Senior Vice President, Finance and
Chief Financial Officer, (905) 413-1300, Email: jane.todd@smtc.com

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