Toppan Photomasks Named 'Supplier of the Year' by Fairchild Semiconductor

Round Rock, Texas

Toppan Photomasks, Inc. (TPI), the world's preferred global partner for photomasks, announced today that Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile solutions, has awarded the company its ―Supplier of the Year honor for 2012. This award recognizes TPI's outstanding performance to Fairchild in the areas of quality, technology, technical support and customer satisfaction for photomask services. This award is given to the supplier that receives the highest ratings on Fairchild Semiconductor's comprehensive supplier performance evaluation. In receiving this honor, Toppan was recognized by Fairchild's wafer fabrication facilities in the United States and Korea for exceptional execution, service and manufacturing excellence.

"The Photomask Supplier of the Year Award is named after C. Sheldon Roberts, one of our original founders in 1957," said Stephen Wallace, Fairchild Semiconductor's Global Photomask Commodity Manager. "This award is presented to the supplier who meets our stringent metrics in multiple areas. Toppan Photomasks, Inc. exceeded our high standards in each of these areas. We are very pleased to present this award for 2012 to them and look forward to continuing our global relationship into 2013 and beyond."

"It is a great honor to receive this award from a valued customer such as Fairchild Semiconductor. This recognition further demonstrates TPI's commitment to our customers' success through sustained service excellence, operational performance and world-class quality," said Mike Hadsell, COO of Toppan Photomasks. "Toppan's unparalleled dedication to customer service has become a hallmark of the company backed by TPI's proven technology, supply capabilities and integrated global network of facilities. Our entire organization is committed to continuous improvement principles that will keep Toppan at the forefront of global service and support for our customers."

About Toppan Printing's Photomask Business

Toppan Printing is the world's premier photomask manufacturer. The company supports the global semiconductor industry, from the initial launch of the semiconductor manufacturing process through commercial production, by providing state-of-the-art photomask technology. Toppan is the only global photomask manufacturer providing the highest quality products in a timely manner to customers across Japan, the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

About Toppan Photomasks

Toppan Photomasks, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. a diversified global company with revenue in excess of $18 billion in fiscal 2012. Toppan Photomasks is part of the Toppan Group of photomask companies. As the world's premier photomask provider, the Toppan Group operates the industry's most advanced and largest network of manufacturing facilities and offers a comprehensive range of photomask technologies and research and development capabilities to meet the increasingly sophisticated and divergent product-and service requirements of the global semiconductor industry. Toppan Photomasks is headquartered in Round Rock, Texas. For more information visit

About Fairchild Semiconductor

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