Jabil Circuit Japan Announces Design Alliance with Keihin Artwork

June 26, 2001
Jabil Circuit Japan Announces Design Alliance with Keihin Artwork26 June 2001
St. Petersburg, FL

Jabil Circuit Japan, Inc. today announced its intention to enter into a design alliance with Keihin Artwork (KAW) Co., Ltd. The alliance with KAW, a company with more than three decades of experience and expertise, will enhance Jabil's ability to provide comprehensive services to customers.

"We will significantly expand our capabilities in Japan with this strategic alliance to better serve our global customer base," said Rick Evans, Vice President, Asian Business Development, Headquarters: Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo. "The collective capabilities of KAW and Jabil Technology Services, will provide enhanced turnkey product design and NPI capability in Japan for the benefit of Jabil's global customers."

Daihachiro Kusunoki, President: Daihachiro Kusunoki, Headquarters: Nishigotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo said, "Drawing upon our strengths of experience and accomplishments accumulated through over 30 years of our business, we will work with Jabil to provide valuable design services in Japan. For our customers, they will now have access to the global network of one of the leading US EMS providers."

About Jabil

Jabil Circuit, Inc. (Headquarters: St. Petersburg, Florida) is an electronic manufacturing services provider for international electronics companies in the communications, networking, personal computer, peripheral, consumer and automotive markets. Jabil offers circuit design, board design from schematic, prototype assembly, optical assembly, volume board assembly, system assembly, repair and warranty services from facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Jabil Circuit is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (JBL). Jabil Circuit Japan, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, was established in February 2001. For more information about Jabil, please visit www.jabil.com.

About Keihin Artwork

Keihin Artwork Co., Ltd., established in 1996, is a leading design consultant for high-speed printed circuit boards (PCBs), with capability in layout, simulation, IC package design/simulation, and related application development. KAW serves the telecommunications, computer, peripheral, industrial, test and instrumentation, business, and consumer markets. The company has design subsidiaries in California and New Hampshire. For more information, please visit www.kaw.co.jp.

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