Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Receives Intel's Prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Award

April 11, 2014

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
President/Statutory Representative Director: Tsuneo Murata

Kyoto, Japan, April 10, 2014 - Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has been recognized as one of 8 companies receiving Intel Corporation's prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award for their performance in 2013. This supplier has demonstrated exceptional performance to goals and extraordinary, industry-leading commitment across all critical focus areas on which they are measured: quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, labor and ethics systems and environmental sustainability. This award is Intel's highest honor for its suppliers, acknowledging truly world-class performance. Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. provided multilayer ceramic capacitors, inductors and electromagnetic interference components, deemed essential to Intel's success.

"Murata is honored to receive this prestigious SQCI award in 2013, and is proud that its continuous effort and commitment to better quality was recognized by Intel, " said Tsuneo Murata, President, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. "We would like to express our sincere appreciation to Intel for its tremendous support and assistance to achieve this award. We are committed to make every effort to meet and exceed Intel's expectation in 2014. "

"Congratulations to Murata Manufacturing Company on winning their second SCQI award, " said Jacklyn A. Sturm, Vice President, Technology Manufacturing Group, General Manager, Worldwide Materials, Intel Corporation. "Murata's leadership in multilayer ceramic capacitors not only helps Intel solve difficult technical challenges, but it has enabled Murata to successfully reduce costs and improve overall affordability. Additionally, Murata's commitment and results on Sustainability issues is a role model within our supply-chain. Thank you for your excellent support and congratulations! "

The SCQI award is part of Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement program, which encourages Intel's key suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for SCQI, suppliers must score at least 95 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, technology, environmental, social and governance goals. Suppliers must also achieve 90 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at .

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A celebration to honor SCQI award winners was held in Santa Clara, California themed "Deliver the Present and Create the Future", which illustrates the outstanding contributions this supplier has made in 2013. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel's website at .

About Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is an integrated electronic component manufacturer which has developed and commercialized a wide array of ceramic-based electronic components since its foundation in 1944. We believe that "New quality electronic equipment begins with new quality components and new quality components begin with new quality materials. Guided by this principle, we expand our business based on material technologies. Then, Murata as an “Innovator in Electronics®" supports the infrastructure of our electronics society by developing unique products.


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