Lightspeed Mfg. Partners with Labman One to Manage Avici Systems' Router Maintenance

For Release December 11, 2007

Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - Lightspeed Manufacturing, a growing EMS provider and BGA technology specialist in northern Massachusetts, has been chosen by Avici Systems, a leading provider of purpose-built carrier-class routing solutions for the Internet, to perform all component replacement and repair work for Avici's router products. Lightspeed will work in partnership with Labman One, LLC, a provider of electronic laboratory services for the high tech industry. Labman One will provide laboratory management services for Avici. Together, Lightspeed and Labman One will provide depot repair services and manage Avici's maintenance program for its routers.

In making the announcement, Rich Breault, President, said,"Labman One's unique skills in lab management, combined with our expertise in rework and assembly, will make an unbeatable team for Avici, allowing them to focus on their new venture, Soapstone Networks, without worrying about their router customers. Our combined focus on technical competence, customer satisfaction, and responsiveness make this partnership an ideal fit, providing a complete depot repair solution for Avici."

In February of 2007, Avici announced that it would be transitioning its operations away from core router development to focus on its new business initiative, Soapstone Networks.

About Lightspeed MFG

Lightspeed MFG, headquartered in Methuen, MA is a high-quality provider of electronics manufacturing services in the New England region. Lightspeed MFG was founded in 2003 and is staffed by members of NETCO Automation, a company known for its expertise in BGA services and prototype development. Lightspeed offers quick-turn BGA services including rework, reballing, inspection, ECOs and upgrades, for BGA, CGA, µBGA, and other similar component types. For more information, contact Lightspeed Mfg. Inc., 268 Hampstead Street, Methuen, Massachusetts 01844 USA, Tel. (978) 687-7676, Web Site:

About Labman One, LLC

Labman One, LLC, headquartered in Auburn, MA is a provider of Electronic Laboratory services for the High Tech Industry. Services include component level debug and test of electronic assemblies, calibration and preventive maintenance program management, laboratory organization and asset control, among others.

About Avici Systems

Avici Systems Inc., headquartered in North Billerica, Mass., is a leading provider of purpose-built carrier-class routing solutions for the Internet. Avici's family of routers is designed to meet carrier requirements for the highest scalability, reliability and network availability, while lowering the total cost of building and operating their networks. The company's routing systems provide new IP solutions to some of the world's leading service providers.

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