Toppan Printing Receives 'Supplier Excellence Award'


Toppan Printing's Semiconductor Solutions Division announced today that it has received a Texas Instruments (TI) "Supplier Excellence Award," TI's highest recognition of performance by its global suppliers.

Based on an evaluation by TI's Worldwide Procurement and Logistics Team and internal business customers, the award recognizes Toppan's superior performance in the areas of cost, environmental responsibility, technology, responsiveness, assurance of supply and quality. 

"We are honored to receive this award from TI, an innovation and technology leader in the global semiconductor industry," said Akihiro Nagata, senior managing director of Toppan Printing's Semiconductor Solutions Division. "The Supplier Excellence Award confirms Toppan's commitment to meeting our customers' competitive, cost, technology and other requirements and to assuring their success."

"Texas Instruments takes pride in helping our customers solve problems and bring their products to the marketplace fast and at a low total cost," said Rob Simpson, vice president of Worldwide Purchasing and Logistics for TI. "Our valued suppliers like Toppan Printing play a vital role in our ability to deliver leading semiconductor solutions to our customers."

About Toppan Printing

Founded in 1900, Toppan Printing has branched into diverse business fields, including security cards, commercial printing, publications printing, packaging, industrial materials, electronics and semiconductor solutions. In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007, Toppan posted revenues of ¥1,557.8 billion (more than US$13 billion), and ended the year with approximately 36,000 employees. For more information visit