SMTA Recognizes Celestica for Technology Leadership

    Company Presented with Three Awards at SMTA International Conference in

    TORONTO, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global
provider of innovative electronics manufacturing services (EMS), today
announced it has been honoured with three prestigious awards from the Surface
Mount Technology Association (SMTA), a network of professionals who build
skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic
assembly techniques. Presented at the SMTA International conference in
Orlando, Florida, the awards recognize Celestica's technology leadership and
contribution to the SMTA's technical education and collaboration initiatives.
    At a keynote luncheon today, Celestica was presented with the SMTA+
Corporate Partnership Award in recognition of its support of the association's
global technical and certification programs. In the SMTA's history, Celestica
is the only company to have won the award twice.
    "Celestica has shown support of the organization in so many ways," said
JoAnn Stromberg, Administrator of the SMTA. "By continually encouraging its
leading engineers to share their technology research at our technical programs
around the world, Celestica truly personifies SMTA's belief in sharing the
    "I'd like to thank the SMTA for this award and for providing our
engineers with such a high-quality forum in which to share their research with
the technical community," said John Sloan, Vice President, Corporate
Operational Excellence and Engineering upon his acceptance of the award. "The
quality and talent of our engineers is a great source of pride for Celestica.
By researching evolving technologies and working to overcome the associated
technical challenges, they make a significant contribution to the advancement
of technology in the electronics industry."
    Jeff Kennedy, an Engineering Principal with Celestica, was also
recognized, accepting the prestigious Founders Award for his exceptional
contributions to the industry and the years of support and service he has
provided to the SMTA. Since joining the SMTA in 1988, Jeff has been a driving
force in the association's Upper Midwest Chapter and has been involved in
national SMTA conferences as a speaker, chair and co-chair. He also launched
and chaired the association's Medical Electronics Conference during its first
two years.
    "In addition to being an extremely valuable leader from a technology
standpoint, Jeff is always accessible and responsive and has the best
interests of the industry in mind," said Stromberg. "By exemplifying qualities
and a level of commitment that makes him stand out above the rest as an
industry leader, we feel he is the quintessential candidate for the Founders
    Heather McCormick, a Process Development Engineering Advisor with
Celestica, also received an award at the conference for the Best International
Paper of the 2006 conference proceedings. The award recognized the technical
paper titled Mixing Metallurgy: Reliability of Tin-silver-copper (SAC) Balled
Area Array Packages Assembled Using Tin-lead (SnPB) Solder. The paper was
written by McCormick along with several co-authors: Simin Bagheri, Polina
Snugovsky, Craig Hamilton, Zohreh Bagheri, George Riccitelli and Ramesh
    Celestica is presenting, moderating and chairing several technical
sessions at the SMTA International conference, taking place October 7th to
11th at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando. The
company's Engineering Services group is also exhibiting at the event in booth
No. 626.

    About Celestica
    Celestica is dedicated to providing innovative electronics manufacturing
services that accelerate our customers' success. Through our efficient global
manufacturing and supply chain network, we deliver competitive advantage to
companies in the computing, communications, consumer, industrial, and
aerospace and defense end markets. Our employees share a proud history of
proven expertise and creativity that provides our customers with the
flexibility to overcome any challenge.

    For further information on Celestica, visit its website at
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of operating results among periods; inability to retain or grow our business
due to execution problems resulting from significant headcount reductions,
plant closures and product transfer associated with major restructuring
activities; the effects of price competition and other business and
competitive factors generally affecting the EMS industry; the challenges of
effectively managing our operations during uncertain economic conditions; our
dependence on a limited number of customers; our dependence on industries
affected by rapid technological change; the challenge of responding to
lower-than-expected customer demand; our ability to successfully manage our
international operations; and delays in the delivery and/or general
availability of various components used in the manufacturing process. These
and other risks and uncertainties and factors are discussed in the Company's
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20-F and subsequent reports on Form 6-K filed with the Securities and Exchange
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events or otherwise.

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