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NXP Semiconductors

September 01, 2011 14:32 ET

NXP Announces First-Ever Best Supplier Awards

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - Sep 1, 2011) - NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) presented its first-ever Best Supplier Awards at the company's Supplier Day on September 1, 2011. The event drew participation from NXP's global supply base with over 90 suppliers across 17 countries represented. Suppliers from equipment, materials, external manufacturing and indirect spend areas participated in the event, which was hosted by NXP's chief executive officer and members of the NXP management team.

"By implementing our global Supplier Day and Awards, we are striving to strengthen relationships with key leading suppliers who are committed to jointly delivering maximum value to our customers through constant value improvement and cost leadership," said Rick Clemmer, president and CEO, NXP Semiconductors.

To recognize outstanding contributions, NXP presented awards to its best performing suppliers across four different award categories:

  • Best Supplier Front End Materials & Equipment: Soitec SA, supplier of SOI wafers
  • Best Supplier Back End Materials & Equipment: Tanaka Kikinzoku International, supplier of bonding wires
  • Best Supplier Indirect Materials and Services: Tata Consultancy Services, provider of IT solutions and services
  • Best Supplier Quality: Compugraphics International Ltd, provider of photo mask solutions

"The Supplier Day and Awards ceremony mark the importance of supplier relations as part of our company strategy and are a significant milestone for the company in fostering stronger supplier relationships. We would like to thank and congratulate the winners of NXP's first supplier awards, and look forward to ongoing recognition of key suppliers, as we continue to build our Strategic Supplier Relationship Management activities with our global supply base," said Jacky McNulty-Ehemann, senior vice president and chief procurement officer, NXP Semiconductors.

In addition to recognizing top performers over the past year, NXP senior executives used the event as a platform to align the company's top suppliers with its core business strategies and innovation roadmaps in High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Products, and deliver key insights into end customer markets. They emphasized the need for stronger collaboration built on global leverage, cost leadership to deliver the maximum value at lowest price, and institutionalization of best-in-class practices for operational excellence in quality and service.

About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.4 billion in 2010. Additional information can be found by visiting

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