Texas Instrument recently awarded ten companies as winners of its annual Supplier Excellence Award. This award is for awarding the suppliers who providing outstanding produces, service and support that meets or exceeds expectations for quality, environmental and social responsibility, technology, responsiveness, assurance of supply and cost. The ten winners are an elite group selected from more than 11,000 suppliers.

"At TI, our customers depend on us for quality parts to help them innovate and grow, and we share these same rigorous expectations of quality from our suppliers," said Rob Simpson, vice president of TI Worldwide Procurement and Logistics. "The Supplier Excellence Award winners have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to delivering the products and services we need at the performance we expect."

The ten Supplier Excellence Award recipients, along with the products or services they provide to TI, are:

Axcelis Technologies, Inc. – Fab capital, spares and services

Boston Semi Equipment – ATE services

Camtek Ltd. – Wafer fab/bump

Furukawa Electric Co. – Tapes

ICON Communication Centres s.r.o. – Customer support

Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. – ASSY equipment (wire bonder)

Materion Advanced Materials Technologies and Services Inc. – Sputtering targets

MCC – Global media management services

Memsstar Ltd. – Wafer fab equipment and installation services

Tokyo Electron Limited – Semiconductors