Sun Microsystems Honors Top Suppliers

10/2/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) announced the winners of its thirteenth annual Supplier Awards program. The Supplier Awards honor those companies who make outstanding contributions to deliver superior quality and value to Sun Microsystems' customers.

The awards program has three levels: Meritorious Performance, Best-in-Class, and one overall Supplier of the Year. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Seoul, Korea won this year's Supplier of the Year award for its work supplying Sun with advanced memory devices and state-of-the-art custom memory solutions for Sun's high-performance servers, workstations and storage systems.

This is the second time Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has received Sun's highest honor - the Supplier of the Year award - and it should be noted that while winning once is in itself an extraordinary task, to win a second time requires an even higher level of performance and dedication to Sun's changing requirements.

Best-in-Class winners include Benchmark Electronics, Inc., Neilsen Manufacturing, Inc., Sony Corporation - Electronic Device Division and Sony Corporation - Micro Systems Network Company.

Meritorious Performance awards were awarded to Agere Systems, DecisionOne, Exel, Plc., Fujitsu Storage Products Group, Infineon Technologies' Memory Products Group, JDS Uniphase Corporation, LSI Logic Corporation, Modus, Pinnacle Data Systems, Inc., PrO Unlimited, Inc., Seagate Technology, Solectron Corporation and USCO Logistics.

Sun Executives Comment
"The Supplier Awards are a symbol of the respect and appreciation we have for our suppliers, said Eugene McCabe, senior vice president, Worldwide Operations for Sun Microsystems. "It is through their hard work and dedication that Sun is able to continually meet customer needs and business requirements, and deliver on our Network Computing promise. We want to thank our supply partners for helping make Sun be successful."

Kurt Doelling, vice president, Sun Microsystems Supplier Management said: "As we worked to fine tune our supply chain processes over the last year, our suppliers have been terrific. Thanks to your support, Sun has had the ability to meet customer demand for its products, cut costs, and improve quality levels and enable our corporate focus on innovation. It's a real pleasure to recognize this year's Supplier Award winners."

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