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Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.

March 5, 2015
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. Receives Intel’s Prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Award

Tokyo, Japan, March 5, 2015 – Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. has been recognized as one of 11 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award for their performance in 2014. This supplier has demonstrated outstanding 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 exceptional and world-class execution. Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. provided Thermal Thin Film Processing Solution System, deemed essential to Intel’s success.

“Hitachi Kokusai is honored to receive Intel’s SCQI award for 2014,” said Nobuo Owada, Vice President & Executive Officer and General Manager of the Semiconductor Equipment Division. “It demonstrates our commitment to quality and the close partnership we have with Intel to enable continual advances in semiconductor manufacturing technology.”

“It is with great pleasure that we give Hitachi Kokusai an SCQI award in recognition of their world-class support of our Technology Development and Manufacturing network,” said David Bloss, Director of Intel’s Global Supply Management - Fab Equipment group. “In 2014, Hitachi Kokusai met and exceeded Intel's expectations with strides in technical innovation while demonstrating a strong commitment to quality and affordability. We appreciate the support from Hitachi Kokusai and look forward to their help in meeting Intel’s future technical and supply chain challenges.”

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 “Innovating to Deliver Smart and Connected Devices”, which illustrates the outstanding contributions this supplier has made in 2014. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel’s website at http://intel.com/.

About Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
Hitachi Kokusai Electric is a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. that manufactures broadcasting and video equipment, wireless communications and information systems, and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. The Semiconductor Equipment Division designs, manufactures, and services thermal thin film processing solution systems. Hitachi Kokusai’s diffusion and deposition systems can be found in the majority of semiconductor fabrication plants around the world.

CONTACT:
Robert Bernardi
Kokusai Semiconductor Equipment Corporation.
2460 North First Street, #290, San Jose, Ca 95131, U.S.A.
Tel: +1-360-828-3651
E-mail: rbernardi@ksec.com

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