Six Decades and Counting

For more than 60 years, SCI Technology, a Sanmina company, has designed, manufactured, qualified and supported superior products for military and commercial aviation, industrial applications, space-flight programs and ground-tactical defense operations. With capabilities ranging from an experienced, multi-disciplinary engineering organization, to network-centric communications solutions and avionics products, to end-to-end testing, manufacturing and post-delivery sustainment, SCI provides unsurpassed quality, reliability and service to the Defense and Aerospace sector.

SCI is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama—America’s center for Defense and Aerospace excellence, and one of the nation’s leading technology communities.

A Sanmina Company

Sanmina Corporation is a leading electronics contract manufacturer serving the fastest-growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions and delivers superior quality and support to OEMs primarily in the communications, defense and aerospace, industrial and medical instrumentation, multimedia, enterprise computing and storage, clean-tech and automotive technology sectors. Sanmina has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information regarding the Company is available at

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Who We Are

Our leadership team members come from a wide variety of backgrounds, but they all share at least one common trait — a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Vision & Values

We serve those who serve by providing innovative products and trusted services that focus on the unique needs of the Defense and Aerospace sector.

We demonstrate value as our customers' premier solution provider with an unwavering commitment to quality and dependability.

We value the power of teamwork as we pursue our common goals.
We build strong relationships by always being dependable and trustworthy.
We demonstrate integrity in everything we do.
We honor all of our commitments.
We treat our associates and customers as we want to be treated.

SCI History

SCI once stood for Space Craft, Incorporated. These days, we’re so much more.

More than 60 years after Olin King founded SCI in Alabama’s booming Rocket City, we proudly embrace our heritage as one of the original contractors to support America’s space industry. We’ve been innovators from the start, creating mission-critical components for historic projects like the Apollo Program and Voyager 2, and partnering with ground-breaking commercial aerospace suppliers to this day.

But space isn’t all we know. Over the last half-century, SCI has earned its reputation as a recognized leader in designing, developing, manufacturing and supporting aircraft systems and tactical communications for a wide variety of military and civilian platforms. Today, as a Sanmina company, we possess unmatched capabilities in integrated manufacturing, depot and repair, obsolescence management and new product introduction.

We’ve been to the moon and back—and everywhere in between. Imagine where we’re going next.


Olin King founds Space Craft, Incorporated in Huntsville, Alabama, the home of Redstone Arsenal and the Marshall Space Flight Center.


With the space race raging, SCI contributes to the American effort with work on the Saturn V rocket, which launches the first humans to the surface of the Moon in July, 1969.


SCI begins making components for the U.S. Army’s Pershing missile, as well as the Air Force’s Titan missile.


SCI produces parts for Skylab, the United States’ first space station, which orbits the Earth from 1973 until 1979. SCI also works on Voyager 2, which launches in 1977 and continues to send back data from interstellar space today.


SCI pioneers the concept of Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS), building personal computers for IBM and an automated toll-collection system for the New Jersey Turnpike.


SCI designs and manufactures core memory units for the F-15, F-16 and F/A-18 fighter aircraft.


Following several years of strong growth, SCI ranks among the 500 largest companies in the U.S., and is the world’s largest contract manufacturer.


With a staff of more than 4,300 in Huntsville alone, SCI becomes the largest employer in its home city. By this time, SCI is also Alabama’s biggest company with 31,500 workers and 37 plants in 17 countries.


Sanmina acquires SCI and creates Sanmina-SCI. The new company’s Government Division becomes Defense & Aerospace Systems (DAS), replacing the original SCI branding.


SCI supplies fiber-optic dispensers for HROV Nereus, which dives to the bottom of Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench—the deepest known point in the Earth’s oceans. Reaching a depth of 10,902 meters (35,768 feet), Nereus sends and receives data via its fiber-optic connection throughout the mission.


Sanmina rebrands DAS to SCI Technology, restoring SCI’s link to its original heritage.


SCI continues to design, develop, manufacture and support rugged, reliable, mission-critical systems for all service branches within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Now with more than 60 years of continuous operation in Huntsville, SCI stands ready to serve with a high-capacity, 685,000-square-foot facility on an expansive, 100-acre campus.

Visiting SCI

Visiting SCI

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Expect Convenient Hotels
SCI is within easy driving distance of several hotels.

DoubleTree Suites
6000 Memorial Pkwy SW, Huntsville, AL 35802
Phone: 256.882.9400

SpringHill Suites
745 Constellation Dr, Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256.881.4170

Embassy Suites
800 Monroe St. SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256.539.7373

The Westin
6800 Governors West Rd NW, Huntsville, AL 35806
Phone: 256.428.2000

Expect Outstanding Restaurants
Huntsville has a thriving culinary scene, with plenty of options for every palette.

D&L Bistro
7500 Memorial Pkwy SW #124, Huntsville, AL 35802
Phone: 256.881.7244

Cotton Row
100 Southside Square, Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256.382.9500

Connors Steak & Seafood
345 The Bridge St NW #101, Huntsville, AL 35806
Phone: 256.327.8425

Expect Convenient Airports
Three major airports are located within 123 miles of SCI.

Huntsville (HSV)
1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd SW, Huntsville, AL 35824
Located 22 miles from SCI

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth (BHM)
5300 Messer Airport Highway, Brmingham, AL 35212
Located 94 miles from SCI

Nashville (BNA)
1 Terminal Drive, Nashville, TN 37214
Located 123 miles from SCI

Expect Security Upon Arrival
All guests must provide a valid ID and will be issued an escort-required badge/day pass. Parcels, i.e. briefcases, handbags, backpacks will be inspected upon entering and departing. Wifi: A guest WLAN service is available. User id and password are available from the front desk security. General Information: Laptops must be signed in. Any photography requires prior approval. Weapons, digital cameras and video recorders are prohibited. Proposed visits involving non-U.S. citizens and proposed meetings where classified National Security information may be discussed must be coordinated with Security. The facility is monitored by video surveillance cameras.