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TOKYO, Japan, March 18, 2008 – Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd. was named a recipient of Intel Corporation's prestigious 2007 Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award. The award is Intel's highest honor for its suppliers, recognizing them for outstanding commitment to quality and performance for providing products and services deemed essential to Intel's success. The company is recognized for its efforts supplying Intel with soldering materials. Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd. and 12 other SCQI award winners will be honored at a celebration in Burlingame, California on March 18.

"It is our great pleasure to accept the 2007 SCQI award from Intel. Year after year, Intel has challenged our entire organization to improve our quality system and the results have been dramatically successful. As a multiple winner of the SCQI award, we very much appreciate this recognition of our commitment to continually move our quality ahead. I wish also to thank the collaborative team effort between Senju and Intel staff for their constant support and encouragement. Thank you very much," said Seiichiro Hasegawa, executive director, International Business Dept, Senju Metal Industry Co, Ltd.

"Senju has consistently performed at an outstanding level over the past several years; with 2008 the fifth time Senju has won the SCQI award in the last six years," said Jeff Selvala, Assembly Test Global Materials director, Intel Corporation. "This is a significant accomplishment and reflects Senju's commitment and execution on technology, quality, cost, and customer satisfaction. Senju's technology leadership in solder materials has been critical in allowing Intel to meet our performance. Congratulations for winning the 2007 SCQI award."

The SCQI awards are part of Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement process, which encourages Intel's key suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for SCQI status, suppliers must score at least 95 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, delivery, technology and responsiveness goals. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at http://supplier.intel.com/quality.

Intel will also recognize SCQI award winners with an advertisement in the U.S., Europe and Asia editions of The Wall Street Journal on March 18, 2008.

About Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.

Senju is a privately held company founded in 1938 as a metal foundry. Supplying a wide range of metal products from industrial bearings to residential sprinkler fittings. Senju's strength has been in electronic grade soldering materials and related equipment. Senju, having their HQ in Tokyo, Japan, now has over two dozen support offices and manufacturing sites worldwide and a domestic staff exceeding 500.

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