SMTC Corporation Receives Commendation from the City of San Jose

Letter recognizes SMTC's reputation for excellence and its expansion of services in Silicon Valley

TORONTO, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - SMTC Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTX, TSX: SMX) ("SMTC"), a global electronics manufacturing services provider, announced today it has received a Letter of Commendation from the City of San Jose in recognition of the company's presence and operations in Silicon Valley and for its efforts in growing the regional economy. A brief ceremony was held at City Hall and hosted by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed.

"We are honored by the recognition bestowed upon us by Mayor Reed and the City of San Jose. The Commendation is testament to our 15 year commitment to Silicon Valley, to our support of our current customers and the strategic importance of our SMTC San Jose operations", said Steve Hoffrogge, Senior Vice President, Business Development for SMTC Corporation.

Late last year, SMTC announced a significant expansion of service offering and manufacturing capabilities at their San Jose, California regional manufacturing center in support of a growing customer base and regional growth opportunities.

SMTC San Jose is an ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 registered facility and supports a growing number of OEMs with broad production requirements including engineering support, material supply chain design and advanced procurement support, prototyping and product qualification, PCBA assembly through final product and system integration, global distribution, product life cycle management and after-sales support. Production capacity at SMTC San Jose has been increased recently with the addition of a new SMD line and the expansion of back end and full product assembly production lines.

"Our expanded line-up of services & capabilities in our San Jose facility is in response to demand from both our current customers and to address the needs of potential customers in our targeted industries", said Rich Camarda, Vice President and General Manager of SMTC San Jose. "As a result, SMTC San Jose is now positioned as a premier mid-size EMS provider in the region."

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 1,500 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 (

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.

SOURCE SMTC Corporation

For further information: Jane Todd, Senior Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer, (905) 413-1300, Email:

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