Texas Instruments recognizes top suppliers with award for exceptional service and support

Texas Instruments recognizes top suppliers with award for exceptional service and supportSEA program honors supplier contributions that have been vital to TI customer success

DALLAS (April 8, 2008) – Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) (TI) today announced 15 recipients of the company’s 2007 Supplier Excellence Award (SEA). The winners, selected from across TI’s worldwide supplier base of over 14,000 companies, were evaluated on a number of areas, including cost, environmental responsibility, technology, responsiveness, assurance of supply and quality – along with overall performance and contributions that help TI better serve its customers.

“Our suppliers play a vital role in TI’s commitment to solving customer problems, and the SEA program is an opportunity for us to recognize those across our global supply chain that meet the highest standards of excellence,” said Rob Simpson, vice president, Worldwide Procurement and Logistics, TI. “We’re very proud of our SEA recipients and appreciate the continued value they deliver to TI and its customers.”

The 2007 TI Supplier Excellence Award winners include:

Company Product or Service
Eagle Test Systems Automated test equipment
FMC Corporation Hydrogen peroxide
Hamada Heavy Industries Ltd. Silicon reclaim wafers
Kinpo Electronics, Inc. Electronic products for education
Kintetsu World Express, Inc. Global freight forwarding
KSW Microtec AG Electronic inlays
LTX Corporation Automated test equipment
Marsh Inc. Risk management consulting and insurance brokerage services
Rokko Systems Pte Ltd Auto sawing and sorting system
Siltronic AG Silicon wafers
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. Semiconductor Solutions Division Photomask
UGL Unicco Turnkey service and maintenance at TI’s DMOS6 facility
Unimicron Technology Corporation Rigid Substrate
Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. Capital equipment and spares
Ward North American Global relocation

Since 1983, TI has honored businesses that provide exemplary service through the SEA program. Given annually, the awards are a key vehicle for communicating TI’s standards and expectations for suppliers as it strives to deliver solutions and service that help solve problems integral to customer success. In the coming weeks TI will present the award to each supplier at their individual place of business to personally recognize the contribution and performance of their employees.

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