Underwriters Laboratories Certifies TDK Semiconductor for ISO 14001

1/22/2004 - TDK Semiconductor Corporation, a leader in the field of mixed-signal and analog communication semiconductors, has achieved ISO 14001 certification after an extensive audit by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL). According to John Silk, TDK Semiconductor's director of product, quality, and test engineering, "ISO 14001 certification is an important step in achieving our vision to become a global 'green' supplier. ISO 14001 provides a framework for assessing and then mitigating the environmental impact of our growing business."

TDK Semiconductor began the ISO 14001 system implementation in early 2003. Following UL's site examination of documented procedures and operations at the Irvine facility, TDK Semiconductor was awarded ISO 14001 Certification on January 8, 2004 (UL Registration File Number A12197). To ensure continued compliance with ISO 14001, UL will conduct periodic surveillance audits of the Company's environmental management system and operations.

About Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that has been testing products for safety for more than 108 years and assessing/certifying organizations for conformance to international standards. UL tests more than 18,000 types of products each year, and more than 17 billion UL Marks appear on products annually. Worldwide, the UL family of companies and its network of service providers include more than 47 laboratory, testing and certification facilities. For additional information, visit http://www.ul.com.

About TDK Semiconductor
TDK Semiconductor, part of $5.1 billion TDK Corporation (NYSE: TDK), provides advanced ICs for communications and consumer markets worldwide. The company produces analog and mixed-signal products for applications such as digital cable and satellite set-top boxes; local, metro and wide area networking; point of sale terminals, payphones, meters and smart card readers. Additional product information and the name of a local TDK representative can be obtained by visiting the company's web site at http://www.tdksemiconductor.com, sending an e-mail to support@tdksemiconductor.com or by calling (714) 508-8800.

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