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Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd. Receives
Intel’s Prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Award

CONTACT: Tatsuya Okumura

TOKYO, Japan, April 19, 2011 — Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd. has received Intel Corporation's prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award recognizing extraordinary commitment to quality and exceptional performance to Intel's goals. This award, given to eight suppliers, is Intel's highest honor for its suppliers acknowledging world-class, outstanding performance. In 2010, Senju Metal Industry Co. provided electronic interconnect materials deemed vital to Intel's success.

"Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd. (SMIC) is honored to receive Intel's SCQI award in recognition for providing the highest levels of product quality and support. Intel's driving force helps Senju proactively align existing technology with the rigorous technological and quality standards future Intel platforms will require. Senju is extremely proud of the mutual collaboration and contributions made by our teams throughout 2010 in helping Intel meet and exceed class leading quality expectations. We appreciate this award and for Intel's continued support," said Eietsu Hasegawa, president, Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd. (SMIC).

"Intel congratulates Senju on winning the 2010 SCQI award for the seventh time. Senju consistently performed at an outstanding level over the past year, reflecting significant accomplishments in technology, quality, cost and customer satisfaction," said Jacklyn Sturm, vice president of Technology Manufacturing Group and general manager of Worldwide Materials, Intel Corporation. "Intel values Senju's strong focus on the environmental, social and governance initiatives. We look forward to the next leap of success in 2011."

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, technology and environmental, social and governance goals. Suppliers must also achieve 90 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at http://supplier.intel.com/quality.

A celebration to honor SCQI award winners will be held in conjunction with Intel's Supplier Day in Scottsdale, Arizona. In addition, there will be an announcement on Intel's website at http://intel.com/.

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 1000.

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