Texas Instruments Recognizes Microtronic as 2006 Supplier Excellence Award Winner

Honor Given to 24 Companies that Deliver Superior Value and Service

DALLAS (April 5, 2007) — Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE : TXN) announced that 24 businesses received the company’s 2006 Supplier Excellence Award (SEA). These recipients are a select few chosen from TI’s large worldwide supplier base as a result of their outstanding performance and continuous improvement in supplying materials, equipment and services to Texas Instruments.

“TI requires excellence from its global supply chain, and the Supplier Excellence Awards recognize our best suppliers for their outstanding performance,” These companies contribute greatly to the success of TI and our customers. The TI SEA rewards and celebrates their efforts.”

TI established its SEA program in 1983 as a way to honor businesses that had provided exemplary service. The awards are a key vehicle for communicating the standards that company expects of it’s suppliers. The businesses are evaluated on six criteria: Cost, Environmentally responsible procurement, Technology, Responsiveness, Assurance of supply and Quality (CETRAQ).

About TI Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers’ real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company includes the Educational Technology business. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries. Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN.

About Microtronic Inc. Founded in 1994, Microtronic is a Hawthorne, NY-based manufacturer and supplier of semiconductor wafer inspection, sorting and metrology equipment to the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Visit

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