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TOKYO, Japan, March 4, 2010 – Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd. has been recognized as one of 10 suppliers to receive Intel Corporation's prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award. The award recognizes extraordinary commitment to quality and exceptional performance to Intel's goals and is the company's highest honor for its suppliers. In 2009 Senju provided surface mount materials deemed vital to Intel's success.

"For Senju, obtaining our position as a 'world-class' supplier to the electronics industry required dedication and decades of hard work. Continuously improving upon our world-class status requires an immense redoubling of that effort and the ability to learn from other successful companies. There are few entities, if any, that are as committed to superior quality as Intel. Because of this, we deeply appreciate Intel recognizing Senju with the Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement award for 2009," stated Eietsu Hasegawa, president, Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd. (SMIC).

"Intel congratulates Senju on winning the 2009 SCQI award for the sixth time in the last eight years. Senju worked closely with Intel to provide solutions to meet challenging technical, environmental and quality goals. Such excellent performance has made them a valuable supplier for over a decade and we look forward to even greater levels of success in 2010," said Craig Brown, vice president, Technology and Manufacturing Group and director of Materials, Intel Corporation.

The SCQI award is part of Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement program, 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 customer satisfaction goals. Suppliers must also achieve 90 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Furthermore, this year's awardees demonstrated compliance to the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition Code of Conduct and Intel's Environmental Social Governance Program. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at http://supplier.intel.com/quality.

Celebrations to honor the SCQI award winners will be held in conjunction with Intel's Supplier Day events in Tokyo, Japan and Anaheim, California during the month of March 2010. In addition, an announcement will run in the March 31 U.S. edition and April 1 Europe and Asia editions of The Wall Street Journal with acknowledgement on Intel's corporate Web site, www.intel.com.

About Senju

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 1000.

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