Sanmina SCI to build Emerson grid tie inverters

Sanmina-SCI’s Ottawa, Ontario, manufacturing facility will build Emerson’s solar power inverters starting in 2011. The Emerson grid-tie inverters to be built by Sanmina-SCI are designed for utility and large-scale commercial uses.

April 18, 2011 — Emerson (NYSE: EMR) is partnering with Sanmina-SCI (NASDAQ: SANM) to build innovative Emerson solar power inverters at Sanmina-SCI’s Ottawa, Ontario, manufacturing facility. This will enable Emerson to fulfill Ontario’s requirement that technologies used in renewable energy projects be built in that province.

Emerson’s inverters convert DC power from photovoltaic (PV) arrays into AC power that can be placed directly on the electric grid. The Emerson grid-tie inverters to be built by Sanmina-SCI are designed for utility and large-scale commercial uses. Production of the inverters will begin this year and may also serve solar energy projects throughout North and South America.

Mark Bulanda, president of Emerson’s Control Techniques business and leader of Emerson’s solar and wind initiatives, cited the company’s proven record for quality and experience in manufacturing complex technologies.

Sanmina-SCI is a global leader in Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) and supplies mission-critical products for medical, defense and aerospace, telecommunications, clean technology, and other industries. “Solar energy is…an important growth market for Sanmina-SCI,” said Tom Clawson, executive vice president of Sanmina-SCI’s Industrial Markets. Also read: New markets for electronics assemblers in energy, solar

Emerson and Sanmina-SCI will participate this week in the second Ontario Feed-In Tariff Supply Chain Forum, held in Toronto, April 19-20. The event will bring together key industry players and regulators to discuss issues facing Ontario’s wind and solar industries.

Emerson serves industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. For more information, visit

Sanmina-SCI Corporation is a leading electronics contract manufacturer serving the fastest-growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. More information regarding the company is available at

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