SOURCE: NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors

September 26, 2013 07:21 ET

NXP Announces Best Supplier Awards

SINGAPORE--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2013) -  NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) has announced the winners of its annual Supplier Awards at the company's third Supplier Day in Singapore today. Senior executives from 75 of NXP's key suppliers were in attendance representing all spend areas (Materials, Equipment, External Manufacturing, IT, Innovation & Indirect). The event was hosted by Rick Clemmer, President and CEO, NXP Semiconductors and the theme was 'Quality Performance and Quality Partnerships'.

"The NXP Supplier Day event continues to be a very important milestone in the NXP calendar and having the entire NXP management team in attendance today acknowledges the critical importance of our suppliers to our ongoing success to deliver 'Secure Connections for a Smarter World'. The awards process gives us the opportunity to recognize outstanding performance in support of NXP business objectives and the interactive nature of the day allows for excellent dialogue and alignment on expectations", said Rick Clemmer.

As a recognition of superior performance, NXP presented awards to suppliers across nine different award categories:

  • Most Improved Suppliers:
    • Air Products, gases and chemicals
    • ASMC, foundry external manufacturing
    • Enomoto, leadframes
  • Best Supplier - Back-end: Tanaka, bonding wires
  • Best Supplier - Front-end: Axcelis, semiconductor manufacturing equipment
  • Best Supplier - External Manufacturing: GlobalFoundries, foundry external manufacturing
  • Best Supplier - Indirect Materials and Services: TMC, scrap metal recycling services
  • Best Supplier - Growth Contribution: UMC, foundry external manufacturing
  • Best Supplier - Quality:
    • Sumitomo Bakelite, mold compound
    • TSMC, foundry external manufacturing
  • Best Supplier - Technology: Linxens, flexible etched circuits
  • Best Supplier - Valued Partnership:
    • ASE, back-end external manufacturing
    • DHL, warehousing, transportation and logistics partner

In addition to the corporate supplier awards NXP also acknowledged five Account Managers with 'Customer Advocate' awards in recognition of their dedication and commitment to drive collaboration between NXP and their respective companies.

"At our previous supplier day in Bangkok in September 2012, we reiterated our focus on cost, quality and growth and where we need our suppliers to play a part. Over the past year, working with our suppliers, we have made significant progress in key programs such as supplier performance management, risk management, supplier quality and sustainability and thank them sincerely for their efforts. We look forward to further strengthening our joint efforts in line with NXP key expectations as outlined in today's event", emphasized Jacky McNulty-Ehemann, senior vice president and chief procurement officer, NXP Semiconductors.

NXP senior executives also spoke at the event about the company's core business strategies and innovation roadmaps in High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Products, and delivered key insights into end customer markets. They reiterated the need for strong collaboration with our supply base focusing on uncompromising quality, value engineering, cost competitiveness and flexible capacity.

About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) creates solutions that enable secure connections for a smarter world. Building on its expertise in High Performance Mixed Signal electronics, NXP is driving innovation in the automotive, identification and mobile industries, and in application areas including wireless infrastructure, lighting, healthcare, industrial, consumer tech and computing. NXP has operations in more than 25 countries, and posted revenue of $4.36 billion in 2012. Find out more at

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