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Texas Instruments recognizes 13 suppliers for excellence and outstanding support

Apr 7, 2009

DALLAS (April 7, 2009) – Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) (TI) today announced 13 recipients of the company's 2008 Supplier Excellence Award (SEA). These top suppliers were nominated from across TI's worldwide supplier base of over 14,000 companies and evaluated across several criteria, including cost, environmental responsibility, technology, responsiveness, assurance of supply and quality.

"Our suppliers play an essential role in helping TI solve customers' problems through innovative products that are making the world smarter, healthier and greener," said Rob Simpson, vice president, Worldwide Procurement and Logistics, TI. "In today's economy, it's more critical than ever for TI to help customers get to market fast with their offerings at a low total cost. We appreciate the exceptional efforts of these SEA recipients and value they provide through the highest standards of quality and performance."

The 2008 TI Supplier Excellence Award winners include:

Company Product or Service
Applied Materials, Inc.
AGS Division – Applied Global Services
Capital equipment
Carsem (M) Sdn. Bhd. (M-Site) Subcontract assembly and test services
Cross-link Electric & Construction Corporation Mechanical and electrical contractor
Deliotte Tax LLP Worldwide tax advisory services
Elpida Memory, Inc. Memory chips
IBIDEN CO., LTD. nfBGA substrates
MindTree Limited Engineering services
Nam Tai Electronic & Electrical Products Limited Contract manufacturing services
SUMCO Corporation Silicon wafers
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. Chemical resist
T-Mobile Cellular services
Tokyo Seimitsu Co., Ltd. Assembly and probe equipment
United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) Foundry wafer services

For the past 26 years TI has honored businesses that deliver superior service and support through the SEA program. Given annually, the awards serve as a key vehicle for communicating standards and expectations to those supplying materials, equipment and services to TI.

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