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Texas Instruments Recognizes 2004 Supplier Excellence Award Winners

Honor Given to 30 Companies that Deliver Superior Value and Service

Apr 5, 2005

DALLAS (April 5, 2005) -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced that 30 businesses received the company's 2004 Supplier Excellence Award. These recipients are a select few chosen from TI's large worldwide supplier base as a result of their outstanding performance and continuous improvement in supplying materials, equipment and services to Texas Instruments.

"TI’s global business requires excellence from its supply chain around the world and the Supplier Excellence Awards recognizes only those suppliers who meet a very high-standard," said Rob Simpson, Vice President of Worldwide Procurement and Logistics. "These companies contribute greatly to the success of TI and our customers and we thank them for their commitment."

TI established its Supplier Excellence Awards in 1983 as a way to honor businesses that had provided exemplary service. The awards are a key vehicle for communicating the standards the company expects of its suppliers. The businesses are evaluated on six criteria: cost, environmental responsibility, technology, responsiveness, assurance of supply and quality.

The 2004 TI Supplier Excellence Award winners are:

  Product or Service
Ablestik Laboratories   Die Attach
Accenture LLP   Information Technology Consulting
Antek Semiconductor Corporation   Foundry Services
Applied Materials, Inc.
Process Diagnostics and Controls Group
Applied Global Services Group
  Wafer Fab Inspection Tools, Global Services
Digi-Key Corporation   Fulfillment Services
Duracell, a division of the Gillette Company   Alkaline batteries
GolinHarris   Media Relations Agency Services
Harte-Hanks, Inc   Fulfillment and Related Marketing Services
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation   Storage Hardware
Illinois Tool Works, Inc.   Precision Molding
JY Solutec Co., Ltd.   Precision Molding and Tooling
Kantus Mexicana SA De CV   Precision Molding
Kinpo Electronics, Inc.   Educational Products
M + W Zander Gebäudetechnik GmbH   Engineering, Building and Facilities support
Mektec International Corporation   Flexible Printed Circuits
Millennium Microtech Group   Assembly and Test Services
NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
Communication Media Components
Group, Semiconductor Components Division
  Rigid Substrates
Nikko Materials Co., Ltd.   Sputtering Targets
Nippon Micrometal Corporation   Gold Wire / Solder Balls
On-Target Supplies & Logistics, Ltd.   Stockroom and Dock Services
SGT Spritzgiesstechnik GMBH   Precision Molding
SHOWA DENKO K.K.   Gases and Chemical Supplier
Signet Design Solutions, Inc.   IC Design Engineering Services
Spotfire, Inc.   DecisionSite Software and Maintenance
Swiss Precision Industries Pte, Ltd.   High Speed Precision Stamping
Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL)
Clean Track Business Unit
Teradyne, Inc.   Testers
Test Advantage Incorporated   Test Equipment
Remanufacturing Supplier
TOWA Corporation   Mold Systems
Volt Services Group   Manufacturing Direct Labor

TI will present the awards to each supplier at their individual place of business to recognize the contributions and performance of their employees.

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