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GPC Electronics Joins TFI’s Quarterly Forum as Corporate Sponsor

Alameda, California - August 2006

Technology Forecasters Inc. (TFI), a leading consultancy in electronics manufacturing and supply chain, announced that GPC Electronics has joined TFI’s select list of Quarterly Forum Corporate Sponsors, which includes Agile Software, Avnet Electronics Marketing, Elcoteq, Kinaxis, and SAP.

“We are delighted to welcome GPC Electronics to our Quarterly Forum Corporate Sponsor community. GPC manufactures complex electronics products for US, European and Japanese multi-national corporations,” noted Pamela Gordon, TFI President and CEO. “Their strength is the ability to completely manage the product supply so their customers don’t need to be involved in the intensive day-to-day hand holding.”

“We believe that the next wave of manufacturing will be outsourcing the management of processes from the OEM to the EMS provider, bringing new levels of competitiveness,” explained Christopher Janssen, CEO of GPC Electronics. “While many companies are attracted to Asia for low labor cost, this is often far outweighed by higher internal management costs, higher risk and lower flexibility. GPC Electronics leverages the advantages of lower management and engineering costs in Australia/New Zealand to achieve lower total cost and improved competitiveness. ”

“The TFI Quarterly Forum will be an invaluable resource for forging and maintaining relationships and sharing best practices and knowledge. We also look forward to sharing the unique characteristics of Australia/New Zealand in executing next generation outsourcing relationships and to interacting with TFI’s Quarterly Forum members, who are OEMs, our peers in the EMS industry, and suppliers.”

About Technology Forecasters Inc.
TFI delivers strategic research and consulting services for making effective global outsourcing decisions and meeting environmental requirements profitably. TFI's international team of seasoned consultants and analysts provides clients with a unique combination of information, consulting services, resources, and peer interaction through TFI’s Quarterly Forum for Electronics Manufacturing Outsourcing and Supply Chain - the only member-driven research community for electronics companies, their manufacturers and suppliers. TFI Founder Pamela J. Gordon wrote the book “Lean and Green: Profit for Your Workplace and the Environment”.

(Additional information at: http://www.techforecasters.com)

About GPC Electronics
GPC Electronics is an electronics contract manufacturer based in Penrith (Sydney) Australia. Additional manufacturing sites are in Christchurch (New Zealand) and Shenzhen (China). The company produces complex electronics equipment for leading global corporations. Rather than simply following customer instructions to build products, GPC Electronics helps its customers to achieve their strategic goals through greater responsiveness, overall lower cost and improved flexibility.

(Additional information at: www.gpc.com.au)

Contacts
Bradley Ayres
Customer Support Manager
GPC Electronics
bradley.ayres@gpc.com.au
61 2 4737-6625