Fabrinet continues expansion in South East Asia: Third factory near capacity, construction commences on fourth

New factories support fast-growing demand for optical, automotive and medical products

January 22, 2007 — /BUSINESS WIRE/ –BANGKOK, Thailand — Fabrinet, a leading global manufacturing services provider of complex optical components, announced that its latest factory, completed in Nov 2005, is near capacity and that a foundation-stone laying ceremony for a new factory in its Pinehurst campus manufacturing complex near Bangkok, Thailand, will occur today.

The new facility of approximately 300,000 square feet will accommodate fast-growing demand for the company’s optical components, module manufacturing and system assembly services as well as anticipated growth in capital equipment, automotive and medical markets. Scheduled for completion in late 2007, the new building will raise Fabrinet’s global manufacturing capacity to over one million square feet.

The new factory’s numerous assembly lines can be customized to support Class 100,000 to Class 100 Clean Rooms for high precision opto-electronic manufacturing and sophisticated “Dry-Rooms” to meet the ultra-low humidity requirements of medical devices. Additionally, the factory will accommodate Fabrinet’s unique, customer-specific “factory within a factory” operations, ensuring complete IP security and exact adherence to each customer’s desired manufacturing processes.

“Our factory within a factory infrastructure and extensive quality process requires particularly large and flexible facilities,” said Tom Mitchell, chairman and CEO of Fabrinet. “The new building reflects the continued investment we’re making in Thailand which we believe continues to offer a compelling manufacturing value proposition for complex high-mix, low to medium volume products.”

About Fabrinet
Fabrinet is a global engineering and manufacturing services provider of complex optical and electro-mechanical components, modules and bulk optics serving data communications, telecom, networking, automotive and medical markets worldwide. A vertically integrated solutions provider, Fabrinet also designs and manufactures bulk optical components including glass and crystal through its operating subsidiaries’ Casix and VitroCom. With facilities in Thailand, China and the United States, Fabrinet is the number one choice for organization’s seeking to improve operational efficiency and reduce manufacturing costs for complex manufacturing requirements. For more information, see www.fabrinet.com.

Pam Crowley, 408-529-9655
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