Electronics contract manufacturer Solectron Corp. announced that it has been selected by Advanced Micro Devices Inc. to manufacture AMD's personal Internet communicator (PIC), a consumer device aimed at high-growth markets. Under the agreement, Milpitas, Calif.-based Solectron is providing complete product manufacturing and assembly, testing and distribution for several markets in the Asia-Pacific region and the Americas. Solectron initially will provide its outsourcing services from its manufacturing plant in Guadalajara, Mexico. "Solectron's efficiency and flexibility in manufacturing and supply-chain services enable product to be distributed in initial regions targeted with the PIC," says Gino Giannotti, vice president of Value Platforms at AMD. "Continued collaboration will see rapid distribution of the PIC helping to make computing and Internet access available to consumers in high-growth markets and work toward the goal of making these communications capabilities available to 50% of the world by 2015."