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April 12, 2012

DISCO Corporation Receives Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier Award

TOKYO, Japan, April 11, 2012 – DISCO Corporation has been recognized as one of 19 companies receiving Intel Corporation's Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2011. DISCO Corporation is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with cutting, grinding and polishing equipment and services, deemed essential to Intel's success.

“DISCO is honored to receive this PQS award,” stated Hitoshi Mizorogi, DISCO Corporation chairman and CEO. “Intel is the market leader, and our relationship with Intel provides DISCO with opportunities to deliver solutions to highly technical challenges. We wish to continue to exchange value with Intel and the industry as the leader of Kiru (cutting), Kezuru (grinding), and Migaku (polishing) technologies.”

“Congratulations to DISCO for winning the 2011 Preferred Quality Supplier award,” said Carolin Seward, Assembly Test Capital Equipment Development director, Intel Corporation. “DISCO delivered multiple new equipment platforms this year. This PQS award acknowledges their continued efforts to deliver quality, affordability and ramp readiness. We look forward to working with DISCO to extend our collaborative technology development and operational excellence.”

The PQS award is part of Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) program that encourages suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must score 80 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, technology, environmental, social and governance goals. Suppliers must also achieve 80 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at http://intel.com/go/quality.

A celebration to honor PQS award winners was held in Santa Clara. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel's website at http://intel.com/.
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