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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Presents First Global Supplier Awards

GLOBALFOUNDRIES today recognized the winners of its first-ever global Supplier Awards at the company’s 2014 Supplier Day event in Malta, NY. Recipients were recognized for their exceptional collaboration and support, as well as a demonstrated ability to perform at the highest level based on the specific needs of GLOBALFOUNDRIES.

JSR Corporation was named the recipient of the Excellence Award for Collaboration and Sustained Support. JSR Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, provides advanced materials for the semiconductor, flat panel display, and optical materials fields. JSR Corporation demonstrated superior collaboration with GLOBALFOUNDRIES on programs that drive defectivity improvement cost-effectively. JSR Corporation is the first supplier to meet GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ formal award criteria.

Additionally, Spotlight Awards for suppliers that exhibited superior performance and collaboration were presented to Lam Research, Tokyo Electron Ltd. and SUMCO Corporation.

“The goal of the Supplier Day event and Awards is to strengthen relationships with key suppliers who are committed to collaborating with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to deliver maximum value to our customers,” said Magnus Matthiasson, GLOBALFOUNDRIES chief procurement officer. “We are pleased to recognize suppliers that support GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ commitment to manufacturing excellence, and we thank them for their dedication and support.”

The Supplier Day event provides a collaborative forum to foster strong supplier relationships and continually improve GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ supply chain capabilities. This year’s event, themed ‘Collaborative Growth,’ drew top executives from over 30 of GLOBALFOUNDRIES key suppliers.

This is GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ first annual Supplier Awards, a program that is being launched to recognize supplier excellence. The program identifies the highest performing suppliers by assessing their execution to GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ goals for technology, quality, cost and operational indicators.

ABOUT GLOBALFOUNDRIES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the world’s first full-service semiconductor foundry with a truly global footprint. Launched in March 2009, the company has quickly achieved scale as the second largest foundry in the world, providing a unique combination of advanced technology and manufacturing to more than 160 customers. With operations in Singapore, Germany and the United States, GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the only foundry that offers the flexibility and security of manufacturing centers spanning three continents. The company’s three 300mm fabs and five 200mm fabs provide the full range of process technologies from mainstream to the leading edge. This global manufacturing footprint is supported by major facilities for research, development and design enablement located near hubs of semiconductor activity in the United States, Europe and Asia. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is owned by Mubadala Development Company. For more information, visit http://www.globalfoundries.com.

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