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JSR CORPORATION RECEIVES INTEL'S PRESTIGIOUS SUPPLIER CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AWARD

CORPORATE  03/04/2009
SUNNYVALE, California, March 4, 2009 - JSR Corporation has received Intel Corporation's prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award recognizing world-class, outstanding performance in 2008. This award is Intel's highest honor for its suppliers, acknowledging extraordinary commitment to quality and exceptional performance for providing advanced photoresists, packaging materials and CMP consumables deemed essential to Intel's success. JSR is among an elite group of 14 suppliers to receive the SCQI award for 2008.

"JSR is honored to be recognized with a top level award such as the SCQI," said Nobu Koshiba, executive managing director of JSR. "We are committed as a supplier to reaching Intel's high expectations and we are especially proud to receive this award during these severe economic times as proof that JSR has not wavered from its commitment to maintaining our top tier customer service and quality."

"JSR has provided Intel with lithography solutions for several technology generations and has worked closely with Intel to optimize lithography solutions to meet our advanced technology and manufacturing needs," said Sohail Ahmed, vice president and director, Logic Technology Development, Intel Corporation.

The SCQI award is part of Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement program, which encourages Intel's key suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for SCQI status, suppliers must score at least 95 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, delivery, technology and responsiveness goals. Suppliers must also manage and deliver on a challenging improvement plan and a quality/business systems assessment. Furthermore, this year's awardees had to demonstrate basic compliance to the Electronic Industry Code of Conduct and Intel's Green Sustainability Program. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at http://supplier.intel.com/quality/scqi.htm

Celebrations will be held in Tokyo, Japan and Santa Clara, California during the month of March 2009 to honor the SCQI award winners. In addition, there will be an online advertisement launch and acknowledgement on Intel's website.

About JSR
Tokyo based JSR Corporation is an advanced manufacturer in high-polymer chemistry. JSR operates a wide array of global businesses ranging from the petrochemical business, including the synthetic rubber, to the cutting-edge information processing and electronic materials business, including the manufacture of semiconductor materials and liquid crystal display materials.


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