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

CONTACT: Kiichi Nakamura

Tokyo, Japan, April 10, 2014 – Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd. has been recognized as one of 8 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award for their performance in 2013. This supplier has demonstrated exceptional performance to goals and extraordinary, industry-leading commitment across all critical focus areas on which they are measured: quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, labor and ethics systems and environmental sustainability. This award is Intel’s highest honor for its suppliers, acknowledging truly world-class performance. Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd. provided soldering material (solder sphere, flux, paste, bar, wire), deemed essential to Intel’s success.

"Senju are most proud to be recognized with the intel SCQI award for 2013," said E. Hasegawa, chairman, Senju Metal Industry Co Ltd (SMIC). "A widening range of our efforts highlight this year's success. The continuous improvement program requires not only that an SCQI supplier deliver world class levels of technical support and product quality, mated with CSR and commercial excellence, but that they deeply look inside for ways to improve upon those new standards year after year. Senju closely worked with our supply chain to meet key CSR goals, as found in our rigorous due diligence regarding conflict minerals for example. Senju again thanks intel for this opportunity to continue our partnerships with their remarkable teams."

"Congratulations to Senju for winning the 2013 SCQI award – its 10th such recognition and 5th consecutive!" said Jacklyn A. Sturm, Vice President, Technology Manufacturing Group, General Manager, Worldwide Materials, Intel Corporation. "Clearly this record has been achieved because of Senju’s demonstrated long term commitment to Intel and achievement of “ Best in Class “ performance in the areas of Technology, Cost , Quality, Availability and Environmental Social Governance. Intel thanks you for your continued focus on excellence, and tremendous support and we look forward for another quantum leap of success in 2014."

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, 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 themed “Deliver the Present and Create the Future”, which illustrates the outstanding contributions this supplier has made in 2013. 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 sales offices and manufacturing sites worldwide and a domestic staff about 1000.

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