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

CONTACT: Kiichi Nakamura

TOKYO, Japan, April 11, 2012 – Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd. has been recognized as one of nine companies receiving Intel Corporation's prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award for their performance in 2011. Recognizing extraordinary commitment to quality and exceptional performance to Intel's goals, this award is Intel's highest honor for its suppliers acknowledging world-class, outstanding performance. Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd. provided soldering material deemed vital to Intel's success.

"Senju is elated to be awarded with one of the electronics industry's highest of honors once again," said Eietsu Hasegawa, COO, Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd. "Each and every year, Intel's SCQI targets drive us to be more creative, more efficient, more environmentally sensitive, more technically proficient and above all else, more quality oriented than ever before. Thank you, Intel, for recognizing Senju's complete commitment to this energizing quality improvement program."

"Congratulations to Senju for winning the 2011 SCQI award. Senju's performance in the areas of technology, quality, cost management, customer satisfaction and environmental, social and governance initiatives have been outstanding and commendable. Intel thanks you for your continued support and we look forward to another quantum leap of success in 2012," said Jacklyn A. Sturm, vice president, Technology Manufacturing Group and Global Sourcing and Procurement general manager, 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, technology, 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://intel.com/go/quality.

A celebration to honor SCQI award winners was held in Santa Clara, California. In addition, there was 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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