Sun Microsystems Recognizes Texas Instruments for Manufacturing and Process Technology Accomplishments

10/2/2002 - Texas Instruments has been named a recipient of Sun Microsystems's annual Supplier Award, which recognizes supplier achievement in the areas of quality, lead-time, cost effectiveness and technology. TI, which makes Sun's UltraSPARC microprocessors used in Sun workstations and servers, achieved one of Sun's "Best in Class" recognitions due to its leadership and accomplishments in process technology, business operations and manufacturing that help keep Sun at the forefront of delivering processor performance with low power consumption.

"TI is extremely pleased to be recognized as one of Sun's top performing suppliers," said Julie England, vice president, Texas Instruments. "TI's close relationship with Sun has spanned over 14 years and Sun has been a driver for TI's high performance process technology. We look forward to continuing efforts to bring a competitive advantage to Sun well into the future."

Over the past year TI has achieved a number of milestones to help Sun continue its differentiation in the areas of cost, compute density, energy efficiency and reliability-availability-serviceability (RAS). A few of these milestones include:

"Texas Instruments' leadership in process technology and manufacturing continues to come through for Sun in further advancing the UltraSPARC product line," said Kevin Carroll, vice president for supplier management, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "The Supplier Awards are Sun's way of publicly recognizing outstanding performance and customer satisfaction, and TI is certainly deserving of recognition in its contributions to Sun's strategies."

About TI
Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers' real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company's businesses include Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries.

About Sun
Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All SPARC trademarks are used under license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPARC International, Inc. in the United States and in other countries. Products bearing SPARC trademarks are based upon an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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