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Texas Instruments Recognizes 2005 Supplier Excellence Award Winners

Honor Given to 18 Companies that Deliver Superior Value and Service

Apr 3, 2006

DALLAS (April 3, 2006) -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced that 18 businesses received the company's 2005 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 requires excellence from its global supply chain, and the Supplier Excellence Awards (SEA) recognize our best suppliers for their outstanding performance," said Rob Simpson, vice president, Worldwide Procurement and Logistics, TI. "These companies contribute greatly to the success of TI and our customers. The TI SEA rewards and celebrates their efforts."

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 2005 TI Supplier Excellence Award winners include:

Company Product or Service
Ardentec Wafer Probe Services
Austin Commercial Construction Services
Belcan TechServices Supplemental Labor
Corning Incorporated DLP® Windows
Desert West Technologies, LLC Reticle Cassettes
East Texas Wiring VLCT Testers
LTX Corporation Testers, Application Support, Maintenance
Measurement Specialties (China), Ltd. Sense Element Assembly
Nippon Micrometal Corporation Goldwire and Solderballs
Numeral Engineering SDN BHD Machined Parts, Tooling, Equipment and Automation
Omega Micromecanica LTDA Machined Parts, Tooling, Equipment and Automation
Samshin Precision IND. CO., LTD. Header Assemblies
Shinko Electric Industries Co., Ltd. MicroStar BGA Team Microstar BGA™ Substrates
Spotfire, Inc. DecisionSite™ Software and Support
Technology Service Professionals Output TCO, Deskside and Printer Support, Warranty Repairs
Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL)
Etch Systems Business Unit
Single Wafer Deposition Business Unit
Thermal Processing Systems Business Unit
Wafer Fab Capital Equipment
Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd. Photo Resist
Ward North American Global Relocation Household Relocation

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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