12/24/2004 - Artesyn Communication Products, a subsidiary of Artesyn Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATSN), announced that it has received a 2004 Golden Link Award from Lucent Technologiesí Supply Chain Networks Group. This is the second straight year that Artesyn has received this prestigious award. Lucent bestowed the honor on nine of its top suppliers in a recognition event held at Lucentís Murray Hill, N.J headquarters on December 16.
Artesyn is a leading provider of board-level subsystems and software for telecom infrastructure applications. Artesynís products are used to provide network interfaces, control, signaling (SS7 and SIGTRAN), and packet/protocol processing for a broad range of systems, from wireless base stations, DSLAMs and optical long-haul equipment, to VoIP gateways and softswitches.
Lucent uses Artesynís telecom products in a number of infrastructure systems throughout the company. Lucentís Mobility Solutions Group is currently using Artesynís network and packet processing blades in its FlexentTM Radio Network Controller. Lucentís Mobility Solutions Group also is using Artesynís application processing blades in its FlexentTM Mobility Server to support next-generation mobile data solutions. Lucentís optical group is using Artesynís controllers in its DWDM (Dense Wave Division Multiplexing) optical long-haul equipment.
"Our Golden Link suppliers continue to help us increase our customer satisfaction scores, reduce delivery times, and ensure our customers have what they need, when they need it,Ē said Sharon Novack ≠Global Supplier Relationship Manager. ďArtesynís high-density network, packet and application blades, together with their top-notch software development support, have helped us maximize the quality and functional density of our wireless and optical equipment while reducing cost and time to market. We greatly value their partnership.Ē
ďLucent is a strategic customer for us, and we are very pleased to be recognized as a Golden Link supplier for the second straight year,Ē said Scott McCowan, president of Artesyn Communication Products. ďWe believe our commitment to working closely with Lucent over the long term, which includes pro-active cost reduction and involving Lucent in our product planning process, was a key factor in winning this award. Our TL9000 quality certification also makes us very attractive to top-tier telecom OEMs like Lucent who prize on-time delivery, cost efficiency, and quality.Ē
Lucentís Supply Chain Networks (SCN) group oversees the end-to-end provisioning of Lucent solutions to its global customer base. SCN is responsible for the management and oversight of supplier and supply chain engineering and management, product engineering, test and component engineering, procurement, manufacturing, logistics and distribution, as well as the companyís outsourcing and contract manufacturing efforts.
Members of Lucentís engineering and design, customer delivery, quality and Supply Chain Networks organizations nominate suppliers for these awards. A committee, made up of Lucent employees, interviews supplier relationship managers and employees who work closely with the nominated suppliers, reviews the nominations and makes the final selections. Golden Link suppliers are chosen based on critical factors important to helping Lucent meet the needs of its customers, including quality, timeliness of delivery, technology, innovation, and overall value.
About Artesyn Technologies, Inc.
Artesyn Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Boca Raton, FL., is a world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of power conversion and single-board computing solutions for infrastructure applications in telecommunications and data-communications systems. Our products are used in middle to high-end servers, data storage devices, routers, hubs, high-speed modems, RF amplification systems, base station controllers and transceivers. The Company has a global sales reach with design and manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe and North America. Artesyn is a public company whose common stock is traded on the Nasdaq stock market under the symbol ATSN. For more information, please visit the Company's web site at www.artesyn.com.
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